Louis Theroux – Gotta Get Theroux This / Homer – The Iliad translated by Robert Fagles / Stephen King – If It Bleeds / J. R. R. Tolkien – Unfinished Tales / Lee Child – Blue Moon
A quick ramble about yet another book in the Last Kingdom series. It’s a slow starter but eventually gets good…
War of the Wolf is the eleventh book in the Last Kingdom series by Bernard Cornwell and follows straight on from The Flame Bearer.
There’s no ‘midpoint’ movie roundup this month because I haven’t seen that many so far. Instead I’ve been spending my time watching TV shows, doing jigsaws and listening to the audio version of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.
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.