The Disappeared by C.J. Box This is number 18 in the mostly impressive Joe Pickett series, which deals with the trials and tribulations of the Wyoming game warden. Pickett is an every-man. He has a family of three daughters and a loving and understanding wife. Unfortunately, he also has a mother-in-law from hell. As we […]
Lord of the Flies by William Golding It’s likely that most readers will beware of this classic tale of how our species is programmed for conflict, and society merely masks it. But how many have actually read it? If you would like know a little more about Lord of the Flies, then stay with us […]
I Always Find You by John Ajvide Lindqvist In Stockholm in 1985, a nineteen year old John Ajvide Lindqvist has moved into his own place for the first time. It’s not much to look at, a dilapidated building out of the sunlight, but it’s his own personal space and he falls for it. His neighbours […]
Cinnamon Kiss by Walter Mosley Easy Rawlins is in his forties in 1966 California, a place on the brink of the Summer of Love. But life ain’t no cakewalk for Easy. His young daughter, Feather, has a life-threatening illness and the only hope is expensive treatment at a Swiss clinic. Mr Rawlins is a caretaker […]
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky In a galaxy far, far away, life goes on as normal and it has absolutely nothing to do with this book. There are no Hutts, or Gungans or Ewoks anywhere. There are many other aliens, though, but then again, are they really alien at all? Confused? Then read on […]
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce Rebel Voice has hit a fairly decent streak in off-the-wall entertaining books of late and long may it continue. The Music Shop is one more delightfully engaging novel with a unique story-line. Frank is in his forties, single and the owner of a struggling music shop on Unity Street […]
It’s got shape-shifters, cranky cops and macabre events in small town America as the plot sweeps from Oklahoma to Ohio to Texas. It also delves into Mr Mercedes as King merges two plots into one finely crafted tale.