Light-hearted and a retro trip back to the 80’s

3.5 (The ’86 fix by Keith Pearson).  A good debut novel. Funny, with a very interesting plot. I love the ending and did not foresee that one. Briefly, a middle-aged, jaded man wishes his life had turned out differently (surprise).  He finds a computer programme he had written in his youth and this enables him to fulfil his wish of time-travel back to his adolescence.  … Continue reading Light-hearted and a retro trip back to the 80’s

In the Dark by Loreth Anne White

Rating 3/5 Loosely based on Agatha Christie’s book  ‘And then there were none’/’Ten little indians’ this had potential to be a good thriller.  Briefly, a group of ‘strangers’ are invited to a remote lodge on the pretence of securing a business opportunity.  They all seem to recognize one another but cannot quite place where they may have met.  The story unfolds that they are all … Continue reading In the Dark by Loreth Anne White

The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – A favourite classic for Halloween.

5/5  A favourite classic. Loved this book from start to finish!  A well-written classic.  It highlights the duality of human nature, the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’.   Dr Jekyll simply cannot accept that it is the lot of ‘man’, or perhaps more vainly himself, that human nature is shades of grey.  To try to change this nature in the name of both pride (as Dr … Continue reading The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – A favourite classic for Halloween.