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Posted on 28 February 2011

Bangkok 8 by John Burdett

Posted in fiction  WORDS 

Burdett writes with great authority about Bangkok, and so he should, as he has spent a good deal of time there and in Hong Kong where he worked as a lawyer.

Posted on 30 January 2011

The Butcher of Smithfield by Susanna Gregory

Posted in fiction  WORDS 

Susanna Gregory is a prolific writer, researcher and academic and I wish I had known that fact before embarking on The Butcher because it would have overcome a difficulty I had with the book which lessened my enjoyment.

Posted on 30 December 2010

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Posted in fiction  WORDS 

This novel is the story of an eight year old boy’s search for his father lost in the World Trade Centre disaster of September 11th.

Posted on 30 November 2010

Here Lies Arthur By Philip Reeve

Posted in fiction  WORDS 

Philip Reeve is a talented man, achieving considerable success as both an author and an illustrator (a graduate of Cambridge College of Art which has always enjoyed a high reputation for illustration)and I would not be surprised if he was not th

Posted on 30 June 2009

The Pool

Posted in WORDS  writing 

Constantino, a successful businessman, has returned to his home town in southern Italy after an absence of some 30 years to attend a wedding. In making the journey, he is hoping to put right a wrong he committed long ago.

Posted on 03 May 2008

State of Fear by Michael Crichton

Posted in reading  WORDS 

Crichton is an interesting character; he has created two powerful franchises, Jurassic Park and ER, one drawing on his keen life-long interest in science and the other his knowledge as a qualified MD.