The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell is the 10th book in the Last Kingdom series set in 10th-century Britain. It is very much centred on Uhtred finally winning back his fortress at Bebbanburg from his despicable cousin.
Stewart Lee – The Perfect Fool | Antony Beevor – D-Day: The Battle for Normandy | Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944 | Ben Aaronovitch – Broken Homes | Michael Moorcock – A Cure for Cancer
A relatively short and spoiler-free post about the ninth historical novel in The Last Kingdom series by historical fiction virtuoso Bernard Cornwell.
The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike is a non-science fiction story set in suburban American in the early 1960s. It is a dark comedy of misunderstanding between two troubled married couples.
Humpty Dumpty in Oakland is another one of Philip K Dick’s non-science fiction books. It was written in 1960, but not published until 1986, posthumously.
The Crack in Space is not one of Dick’s best books, despite it being written in a very productive period of time (1963-64). However, it does contain numerous interesting ideas, not least of which is America’s first black president.
The World that Jones Made is a short book running in at only 200 pages, but one of Philip K Dick’s most entertaining and well-plotted novels full of interesting invention and ideas.
This audiobook is like a 10 hour 50 minute podcast with lots of new jingles, puns, Bowie-based reminiscences and the usual mix of comedy and pathos that has come to define Dr Buckle’s podcasts.
So here we are a month or so later since my first post about my particular circumstances, minor #firstworldproblem gripes about working from home and the various nuances of the COVID-19 lockdown. It’s almost July! Crazy.
A short post about the eighth book in Bernard Cornwell’s Last Kingdom series.