Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Review: The Halfshaft Games


The Halfshaft Games
The Halfshaft Games by Jonathan Pidduck

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



A very enjoyable humorous read. Cantankerous old Halfshaft is tricked into joining The Games, which is a fight to the death, but not if halfshaft can help it.
He is aided by Cherry a voluptuous bikini clad narcissus.
Dwarves, Trolls, Amazon women and witches are thrown into the mix as well.



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Friday, 13 September 2013

Review: The Detective's Daughter


The Detective's Daughter
The Detective's Daughter by Lesley Thomson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Fabulous, a great read from start to finish. A really good creepy thriller. I had trouble putting the book down.
It is not an easy read as the book jumps between time lines and characters but saying that, it is still a great book.



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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Review: The Haunted Hotel


The Haunted Hotel
The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



A great eerie read. The Countess is a fabulous villainess but in some ways a victim as well. This book would be perfect to read on a dark and stormy night :)
Collins is my all time favourite classic author.



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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Review: Inferno


Inferno
Inferno by Dan Brown

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I enjoyed it but thought it was a bit slow in places and not as dynamic as his previous books.



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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Review: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making


The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



The author certainly has a very good imagination. After the first few pages I was hooked and enthralled.
It reminded me a little of Alice in Wonderland only on a much bigger scale.
Certainly a very enchanting read.



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