4/5 star For a quick and easy read this book is probably one of the better ones. I read it free on kindle, which can be hit and miss. Main character seems like a ‘nice guy’, quirky, somebody interesting. Most of the other characters have little depth to them though. It was interesting following Crays train of thought for finding the bodies. The idea of … Continue reading The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne
Rating 3.5/4 out of 5 This is a tome of a book of 500 plus pages and that may be why it was not a straight 4/5 score. This is a pretty ‘raw’ book, which does not pull its punches so to speak. Pushes human endurance to the limits. Poor equipment and badly organized, yet something quite compelling about the journey…the human spirit. The beauty … Continue reading What a journey of a book…..I am undecided on this one…
The reading challenge of 10 books between June and November is on track…..I think I am lucky to have found this little gem! A satisfying read. I really enjoyed this book. I wanted to rush back to it to hear of the escapades on Everest. When a book grabs you like that you know it is good! The author has a wonderful vocabulary and I … Continue reading What a little gem!
Review 3.5 stars out of 5 Update finished reading this! Review What an interesting idea for a book. Quite a unique angle to consider an elderly man who has been hearing benevolent voices the whole of his life. What surprised me, until I read the authors Afterword, is that I never questioned whether the voices were real. I automatically assumed they were supernatural as the book … Continue reading The Uncommon life of Alfred Warner in Six Days by Juliet Conlin
Review 4/5 stars A really good read. Eleanor is a complex and self-sufficient figure. She certainly has a unique style with how she deals with life. I quite like her. The book is funny and sad. My favourite part was the first section of the book. I enjoyed her use of a wide vocabulary lol, love learning new words. A bright lady who has a … Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
Really good 4.5 stars Review Not my usual genre – crime thrillers, but found this captivating and ushered me into investigating the murders. Lol, I had literally accused everyone in the town within the first few chapters! The plot is good. It is set in Kiewarra, a hot, desolate, bakingly dry town in the Australian outback. The description reaveals hot the starkness of hot, … Continue reading The Dry by Jane Harper
Review of a popular science book ‘A Universe from Nothing’ by Lawrence Krauss Review 2/5 stars Oh dear! Firstly, the topic is fascinating in exploring how the Big Bang might have started, and the ultimate inflation of the universe. Indeed chapter 8 ‘A grand accident’ is wonderful. However, the book is ruined by the continuous reference to religion as being superfluous. The remarks are … Continue reading A Universe from Nothing by Lawrence Krauss