Category Archives: adventure

Finally 

Its a Robert  Goddard, what are you going to expect? It is the conclusion of the trilogy and it is every bit as predictable as you would expect but a page-turner nonetheless. The hapless James Maxted is back in this … Continue reading

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On a (solo) mission

This is the best book I have read in ages. The lone voice of Mark Watney, delivered in his diary entries is captivating. This is edge-of-the-seat stuff and I don’t care if the ‘science’ doesn’t stack up or not but … Continue reading

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Two wheels good ….

   I picked this book up very cheaply via my kindle some while ago. I decided to give it a read and it turned out to be a brilliant travelogue. Our companion is a schoolteacher who sets out to visit … Continue reading

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Epic

   Once again, Neal Stephenson delivers a truly epic read. This is an exploration of what it means to be human and how we develop society. It starts with a catastrophic event and how the people of earth respond to … Continue reading

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Catching up….

I’ve posted nothing for a long time so here goes:    Typical of the series and an excellent read which is pitched perfectly for the 10s to 15s market. This could be enjoyed by anybody and indeed I loved it! … Continue reading

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Nuts and bolts

What do we all know about Frankenstein? That question could be helpfully rephrased as ‘what do we all think we know about Frankenstein based on some cultural references which are less than helpful?’. The book itself turns all the cultural … Continue reading

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Swimming

  The fourth book of the ‘hitch-hiker’ series. I’m not going to grace it with the conceit that it is a ‘trilogy’ because it is not.  It is however, a good story. Once again, Adams moved away from the pointless … Continue reading

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