Category: Book Reviews

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union – Review 3*

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union – by Michael Chabon 3.5 Stars truly. I enjoyed Chabon’s prose, I think his writing is engaging and descriptive and lyrical and interesting and I would definitely consider reading another book by him on that merit alone. The story itself was an intriguing one, I...

Multiple Reviews

A selection of short reviews rather than a new post for each – it seems a little tidier. Amber and Dusk by Lyra Selene I read this book spread out over about six months in little pieces. Every time I read it, I loved it, but I can’t give...

Only The Ocean – Review 2*

Only the Ocean – by Natasha Carthew Natasha Carthew uses an interesting prose for which she is often praised – according to the book’s opening pages. And I sort of liked it. I certainly did at first, it’s got a sort of charm to it. But then I found...

How To Be Champion – Review, 5*

How To Be Champion – by Sarah Millican I laughed, a lot. Not out loud, I was at work/on the bus and I’m not an out loud laugher but I came close with this book, definitely a few cheeky chuckles in place. Sarah Millican is Champion. This book is...

The Darkest Bloom – Review, 5*

The Darkest Bloom (Shadowscent #1) – by P. M. Freestone So these days I have my “work-read” book, my “chores” (audio)book, and my “bedside” book. Sorry Amber & Dusk I’ve been going straight to sleep lately which is why you’re sitting there unfinished. And normally that works, even books...

Kugali Anthology – Review, 4*

Kugali Anthology Vol. 1 by Jasonas Lamy, Hafeez Oluwa, Aiman Mimiko, Juni Ba, Keenan Kornegay, Ziki Nelson, Gbenle Maverick (Illustrator), Carlos Montenegro (Illustrator) , Cristina Alvarez (Illustrator) I enjoyed the art work but I’ll be honest, I can’t say for sure I was following the stories. I’m not sure...

The Martian – Review, 4*

The Martian by Andy Weir I actually really enjoyed this, I’m not a total fan of the diary format usually but for obvious reasons it works here. Andy Weir builds tension well and the science is believable enough to me. Watney isn’t a person I’d go to the pub...

Love, Lies, & Hocus Pocus: Beginnings – Review, 2*

Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus by Lydia Sherrer I can’t say I overly enjoyed this book. It’s not a bad book, it’s just not for me. I didn’t like the protagonist and I didn’t like the plot set up. Which are the two main components of books, so, yeah....

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Review, 3*

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez So… it wasn’t bad. I just wasn’t properly prepared. If there’d been a preface that said “it’s a slice of many lives novel in a style reminiscent of Homer or Virgil” then I would have been prepared. But in my...

Bloodwitch – Review, 4*

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard I loved being in this world again, seeing the characters and their relationships develop. I devoured this book as I devoured all the others. My only quibbles are: Susan Dennard is a little to keen on the cliffhanger chapter ending which means that I probably...