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