Bernard Cornwell – The Pagan Lord

Ten years have passed peacefully since Death of Kings in which King Alfred died and his son Edward took up the throne of Wessex…

Mervyn Peake – Titus Alone

I planned to read Titus Alone, the third book of the Gormenghast trilogy, over Christmas 2016, having thoroughly enjoyed the second book earlier that year. Instead I read it a few weeks ago. Here’s what I thought about it…

Bernard Cornwell – Death of Kings

Seven years is long enough to have totally forgotten you’ve read a book. After reading Death of Kings I did a quick search on this blog and found that I had read the book on holiday back in 2013. Holidays – remember those?

Douglas Coupland – Generation A

I was not particularly blown away by this as much as I was by Generation X, Microserfs and All Families Are Psychotic. I had no sympathy for the five characters through which the disjointed story is told.

Gene Wolfe – Peace

Peace is an enigma. A puzzle to be cracked. Perhaps fittingly my copy appeared mysteriously to me a month or so ago, having sat forgotten on a low bookshelf for a year.