Tag: books

April 8, 2010

I like to read, and when I have something good to read, I can get through a book pretty fast. However, I do have a tendancy to only have one book on the go at any one time, and if I am not enjoying it,…

November 12, 2009

A few years ago, I picked up a copy of Nightshade, by Jack Butler. It was only a quid, and the back cover blurb sounded fun –  “There’s a vampire on Mars, and he’s the good guy”. However, when I got it home, it was…

July 25, 2009

Have just finished this excellent book, a fantasy novel set against historical events. In 1845, Sir John Franklin led an expedition to find the fabled Northwest passage, an artic sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific. The two ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were…

December 7, 2008

This morning I finished reading The Count of Monte Cristo. I was quite familiar with the overall story, having seen at least two movie adaptations, and also having read Tiger! Tiger! by Alfred Bester, which is very much a retelling of the tale, against a…

August 18, 2008

This book may be old news to some of you, as it has been out for a while. It’s been on my reading pile for a while, and I picked it up last night, intending to read for half an hour before I went to…

August 8, 2008

I have just finished The Patron Saint of Plagues, a novel by Barth Anderson. Absolutely wonderful page-turner, a kind of futuristic medical techno-thriller, with touches of cyberpunk.