The Woman In Black, Susan Hill

Miniature review due to absence of Internet and wifi. In fact, only now possible because phone can – sometimes – get some reception… Somewhat uncomfortably, I finished reading this book this morning. At about 7:30. As my 12 week old daughter lay asleep in my arms. It made the final chapter particularly unnerving! This is…

Zom-B, Darren Shan

Miniature review due to absence of Internet and wifi. In fact, only now possible because phone can – sometimes – get some reception… I bought this for my son and wanted to cast my eye over it before he read it. He is only twelve and these are zombies. My ears still ring with his…

The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

Miniature review due to absence of Internet and wifi. In fact, only now possible because phone can – sometimes – get some reception… I can imagine the genesis of this novel. It seems to have started as an idea, a concept. A damned good idea but very much an idea rather than a novel. I…

I am Pilgrim, Terry Hayes

Miniature review due to absence of Internet and wifi. In fact, only now possible because phone can – sometimes – get some reception… There was quite considerable hype about this book online which led to my getting it: phrases like Bondesque and Bournesque appear to have been coined in order to describe it. It is…

A Feast For Crows, George R. R. Martin

Miniature review due to absence of Internet and wifi. In fact, only now possible because phone can – sometimes – get some reception… I teach. Summer holidays are great times to read. I expect to get a lot read so I thought this was an apt time for the next instalment of Martin’s Song of…