Lord of the Rings: JRR Tolkien – Parts 2 & 3

A happy 2018 to you all! I hope you are not suffering too badly post-New Year’s celebrations and are now looking for a good book to sink your teeth into and nurse a hangover. I will get on to that in a minute, but firstly – New Year’s Resolutions! I have been thinking on this one for a while. My dad had a resolution for … Continue reading Lord of the Rings: JRR Tolkien – Parts 2 & 3

The Sympathizer: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Hello folks! I have been trying to publish a post at least once a week…but unfortunately I have not been checking to see whether they are actually publishing on schedule so they have not been publishing! I should really be getting a handle on this basic technology malarchy. Anyway. The Sympathizer. I had a few Waterstones vouchers left over from birthday so I i decided to … Continue reading The Sympathizer: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All: Jonas Jonasson

Morning book fans! I treat you to a rare brand new Waterstones purchase today. I had a gift card left over from my birthday so decided to treat myself. Having read The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and enjoyed it so thoroughly over the summer I thought I would take a further dip into the world of Jonas … Continue reading Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All: Jonas Jonasson

Beat Poets: Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets

I love the Beat Generation. When in San Francisco this summer I had the opportunity to visit the famed City Lights book store and even a Beat museum (they had a bath tub full of cheap books-very worthwhile visiting/purchasing). I have read as much Jack Kerouac as possible and am always on the look out for Beat authors. I know I have said before I am … Continue reading Beat Poets: Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets

Satellite People: Hans Olav Lahlum 

I have been spending a lot of time in the local library of late. It is such a beautiful place, and the wifi is marginally more reliable than in my flat. This week I noticed a ‘recent additions’ section and spotted Satellite People. I love a good crime novel. I also spend rather a lot of time watching Poirot and Midsomer Murders, in case you had … Continue reading Satellite People: Hans Olav Lahlum