Review – Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins ★☆☆☆☆

This was one of the first books that I read last year and it has taken me this long to get round to this review. I don't often give one star reviews and, as such, I thought it only right that I try to justify my opinion. Of course, I don't want to be too … Continue reading Review – Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins ★☆☆☆☆

Review – NOS4A2, Joe Hill ★★☆☆☆

I just don't think I quite saw the appeal of NOS4A2. In a weird way, I did enjoy it but there were quite a few elements that I would want to change. Regardless, let's get on with my thoughts overall. Summer. Massachusetts. An old Silver Wraith with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer … Continue reading Review – NOS4A2, Joe Hill ★★☆☆☆

Review – Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami ★★★☆☆

I spent too much time while reading this book worrying that I was missing something. Now worrying is something that I am all too well practised in but I have never had it affect a reading experience in quite this way. And of course, now that I'm looking back on Kafka on the Shore, I am … Continue reading Review – Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami ★★★☆☆

Review – The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien ★★★★☆

And I've finally finished! I wish this wasn't the opening line of my review but it's impossible to deny my relief at having finished this. Tolkien's writing is enchanting and easy to love (even more so in retrospect) but it isn't the easiest thing in the world to read. But the struggle was worth the … Continue reading Review – The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien ★★★★☆

Review – American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis ★★★☆☆

I'm going to start this one off with a confession. My three star rating here is nothing more than uncertainty and indecisiveness. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this one. It's not like anything I've read before but I can't say with confidence that that was a good thing. At times I felt … Continue reading Review – American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis ★★★☆☆

Review – The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury ★★★★☆

There was a lot to love about Ray Bradbury's imagining of the colonisation of Mars. Of course, Bradbury's prose is as beautiful as ever, his vision is unique and his execution has great finesse as he details his world through a series of personal stories. Unlike some classics though, I feel that Bradbury's work shows … Continue reading Review – The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury ★★★★☆

Review – Before They are Hanged, Joe Abercrombie ★★★★★

'We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.' - Heinrich Heine This! This was the hit of fantasy that I've been looking for recently. With a cast of characters that are simultaneously vile, brutal, lovably vile and lovably brutal, Before They Are Hanged was a joy to read from beginning to end. How … Continue reading Review – Before They are Hanged, Joe Abercrombie ★★★★★

Review – The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham ★★★★☆

It happens overnight. Bill wakes up one morning in his hospital bed without the normal routine. He's confused and disoriented for a while but soon it becomes clear that no one is coming to help him. The nurses, the doctors, everyone in fact, has lost their sight overnight and now a new world must form. … Continue reading Review – The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham ★★★★☆