Review – Goodbye to the Sun, Jonathan Nevair ★★★★☆

Goodbye to the Sun is a space opera which will immediately fool you in to believing in its world and its politics. Unlike some stories, it's not flat and only relying on what's on the page before you. It feel as though there is so much more that you can almost see beyond what is … Continue reading Review – Goodbye to the Sun, Jonathan Nevair ★★★★☆

Review – Double Star, Robert A. Heinlein ★★★★☆

This is my first review in a while so let's see how it goes. I've got quite a big backlog of books ready to be reviewed so hopefully I can highlight some of my favourite reads of the past few months. Double Star was a fantastic science fiction story. It's old fashioned, in the best … Continue reading Review – Double Star, Robert A. Heinlein ★★★★☆

Review – Station Eleven, Emily St John Mandel ★★★★★

It has taken me far too long to get to this review. I read Station Eleven back in 2017 and loved everything about it. Set in a dystopian future, ravaged by a relentless virus, Station Eleven follows a group of travelling actors as they try to preserve a bit of humanity in the most inhospitable of times. That's … Continue reading Review – Station Eleven, Emily St John Mandel ★★★★★

Review – American Gods, Neil Gaiman ★★★★☆

I have wanted to read this book for so long and finally I got round to it. American Gods is a sprawling tale of modern myths and legends. It tracks the path of Shadow as he treks across America in the service of Mr Wednesday who employs him the day he is released from prison. … Continue reading Review – American Gods, Neil Gaiman ★★★★☆

Review – The Word for World is Forest, Ursula K. Le Guin ★★★★☆

It's been a while since I read The Word for World is Forest but I can still remember its message clearly in my mind. I feel like Le Guin doesn't particularly try to hide her underlying point but that was never inhibiting to the story. This book tells a tragic tale of colonisation and oppression with … Continue reading Review – The Word for World is Forest, Ursula K. Le Guin ★★★★☆

Review – Good Omens, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman ★★★★☆

If you're stuck inside your house right now and want to escape and wreck havoc across Britain, you're in luck! Good Omens is a marvellous blend of Pratchett and Gaiman. It's witty, fantastically ridiculous all the way through and has a plot that turns the pages of its own accord. Fans of fantasy and comedy … Continue reading Review – Good Omens, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman ★★★★☆

Review – The Memory Police, Yoko Ogawa ★★★★☆

Reading The Memory Police was one of the most pleasing reading experiences I can remember in a while. One of my favourite books of all time is Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and I feel that Yoko Ogawa's work should be regarded in a similar light. It is elegantly written presenting a dystopian scenario which isn't … Continue reading Review – The Memory Police, Yoko Ogawa ★★★★☆

Review – The Tommyknockers, Stephen King ★★☆☆☆

'Late last night and the night before, tommyknockers, tommyknockers knocking on my door. I wanna go out, don't know if I can 'cuz I'm so afraid of the tommyknocker man.' - Stephen King, The Tommyknockers I am a big fan of Stephen King's work. I read the Bill Hodges trilogy and loved it, followed that up with The … Continue reading Review – The Tommyknockers, Stephen King ★★☆☆☆

Review – The Last Emperox, John Scalzi ★★★★☆

For the past few months I've been living in fear of the idea that John Scalzi wouldn't know how to close out his Interdependency trilogy. This series has been my first experience of his writing and I can now say that my fears were way off! The Last Emperox is like a great dessert at the end … Continue reading Review – The Last Emperox, John Scalzi ★★★★☆