Author Archives: myonlinebookshelf

Catch up

I’ve read a few books recently but I don’t have a lot of time to review them properly so here they are in no particular order : Room is excellent and I now have no desire to see the film. … Continue reading

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Warming up

I’ll confess to being rather underwhelmed with the first outing for Cormorants strike and this improved for the second. by the third book He is getting to be a well developed character sat in a well developed plot. I can … Continue reading

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Enclave

BIG SPOILER ALERT Robert Harris delivers a fast-paced thriller set in the heart of the Vatican City and entering round the election of a new pope.  This book might be downright offensive to some but I found it a really … Continue reading

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Allegorical 

Rumpelstiltskin – ever wondered what he was really up to? Goblins. Ever wondered if ALL those goblins in those dreadfully protracted middle earth movies were all CGI? The Saracen’s head – it’s not really a ‘head’ though is it? It’s … Continue reading

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Whose coffin?

This is an excellent and bang-up-to-date thriller with a strong ecological basis. Amnesia can be a great way to create confusion and distraction in a thriller. In this book our protagonist is washed up on a beach on the Isle … Continue reading

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Reasons and logic

Don Tillman returns as the delightfully socially awkward Columbia academic.  If you haven’t read the Rosie Project then this does stand alone but is far better appreciated as being read after the first one.  Don is back and trying to … Continue reading

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Night manager (of a travel tavern)

This book is like a badly written first draft of the ‘Night manager’ by John le Carre. It is one of Peter James’ early works on a re-release and I very nearly gave up on it. The only reason I … Continue reading

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