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?
The Blind Assassin is a Booker Prize-winning novel by the multi-award winning Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood perhaps best known for The Handmaid’s Tale.
The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell catches up with Uhtred five years after the events of Sword Song and he is now Alfred’s main man when it comes to commanding men against the Danes for the kingdom of Wessex.
A review of Jo Nesbo’s new Harry Hole thriller Knife.
Having read and enjoyed The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and Stranger in a Strange Land, I thought I would enjoy Robert A Heinlein’s I Will Fear No Evil in equal measure. Read on to find out if I did…
Le Guin is very highly regarded in fantasy and science fiction circles, and after running out of Philip K Dick books I needed to get me some classic sci-fi. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, this was touted as her best book…
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.
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.
Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell catches up with Uhtred a few years after the events of The Lords of the North. The book is mostly based in the London area and by Cornwell’s own admission is the least historically accurate of The Last Kingdom series so far. But that doesn’t mean it’s any the less enjoyable.
The Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell as the name implies is largely is set in the north of England, specifically Northumbria of the 9th century, and follows on from Cornwell’s previous book The Pale Horseman.