You are here

8

Book review: <i>Green To Go</i> by John H Cunningham


the cover of the book

Buck Reilly is back! In a fast paced romp across continents, joined by his long suffering mechanic and the faithful Betty, Buck is fighting for his reputation and his life with his quirky charm and a whole lot of luck. But will his luck run out when he is stranded in the last place in the world he wants to be?

Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 

Book review: <i>Another Broken Wizard</i> by Colin Dodds


the cover of the book

The second-wave rite-of-passage story (ie late twenties as opposed to late teens) has been done a lot lately. But if you want a solid example of the genre, go with Another Broken Wizard. Dodds has done an outstanding job painting a poignant, utterly unselfconscious depiction of growing up.

Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 
Author: 

Book review: <i>The Mutt: How To Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself</i> by Rodney Mullen with Sean Mortimer


the cover of the book

-If this was any more ready to be turned into a film, it would be about a pair of hard-punching renegade cops who break the law to get results.

Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 

Book review: <i>The Troublesome Offspring Of Cardinal Guzman</i> by Louis de Berniéres


the cover of the book

Mildly disappointing, but only compared to the insanely high standards I have come to expect from Mr de Berniéres and his extreme awesomeness as an author.

Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 

Book review: <i>Lucky Jim</i> by Kingsley Amis


the cover of the book

If this was fused with a grim, dystopian sci-fi blockbuster in some of Godawful teleporter accident it would be the film 'Brazil'.

Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 
Author: 

Book review: <i>Dedication</i> by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus


the cover of the book

McLaughlin and Kraus are back - and in my opinion, even better than before. Dedication is the quintessential girl's fantasy, with an unexpected happily ever after - where the girl makes the rules.

Genre: 
Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 

Book review: <i>Blockbuster</i> by Tom Shone


the cover of the book

If this was food, it would be a giant tub of fresh popcorn, covered in hot, molten butter, with an old-school choc top for dessert.

Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 
Author: 

Book review: <i>The Broken Shore</i> by Peter Temple


the cover of the book

In the starkness and wild of the Victorian coastal countryside, a seemingly straightforward murder is committed. Detective Joe Cashin, who is in recovery from a mentally and physically scarring encounter on the job, pushes through the veneer of simplicity, and is plunged into a dark, complex crime...

Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 
Author: 

Book review: <i>The Great Gatsby</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald


the cover of the book

If this was a dance, it would be the Lindy Hop.

Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 

Book review: <i>Tuxes</i> by Scott Fivelson


the cover of the book

An exciting tale of love, betrayal, money, high fashion, and an unexpected cave man deep in the heart of Texas.

Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 

Book review: <i>Skinny Dip</i> by Carl Hiaasen


the cover of the book

Joey Perrone wants revenge on her husband for trying to kill her for no good reason. Her husband, Chaz, wants to get rich and stay that way, by keeping his dirty little un-environmental secret. Can Joey get her husband back and save what's left of the Florida Everglades?

Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 
Author: 

Book review: <i>Little Altars Everywhere</i> by Rebecca Wells



The Walker family from Thornton, Louisiana, is like any other family—full of love, life, joy, heart-ache, and dirty secrets.

Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 
Author: 

Book review: <i>The Reader</i> by Bernhard Schlink


the cover of the book

In a generation struggling to come to grips with what the generation before them has done, The Reader is the story of love, betrayal, war, and reading aloud.

Rating: 
Review Type: 

Book review: <i>Rant: An Oral History of Buster Casey</i> by Chuck Palahniuk


the cover of the book

If this was a car, it would be going cheap—a DeLorean someone died in. Pay cash, clean it yourself.

Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 

Book review: <i>A Pinch Of Snuff</i> by Reginald Hill



A rollicking adventure starring Peter Pascoe, about blue movies, dubiously moralled Kinema Clubs, even more dubiously moralled girls, the women’s liberation movement, and whether or not the dentist did it, orchestrated by the fat and brilliant Superintendent Dalziel.

Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 
Author: 

Book review: <i>The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time</i> by Mark Haddon



When autistic fifteen year old Christopher John Francis Boone discovers his neighbour’s dog, Wellington, dead on the lawn with a gardening fork sticking in his side, he decides to investigate.

Publisher: 
Rating: 
Review Type: 
Author: 

Book review: <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> by J.R.R Tolkien



This book—or to be more precise, this trilogy—is number two in Angus and Robertson’s top one hundred, having been cheated out of the top spot by that appalling Da Vinci Code business. And, while I wouldn’t say J.R.R Tolkien’s meandering and fairly time-intensive classics are the best books in the world, they sure have stood the test of time. The fact that they are referred to pretty much undisputedly as “classics” gives that away. The publisher on this lot is Harper Collins, and if I’d snapped up this baby as a publisher I’d be laughing all the way to the bank! I don’t think there are many people in the developed world who haven’t heard of The Lord of the Rings, be it movies, books, cartoons, other references... and you have to respect Tolkien for that.

Rating: 
Review Type: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - 8