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The Hunting of the Snark an Agony, in Eight Fits (book review)…

The Hunting Of The Snark by Lewis Carroll My rating: 4 of 5 stars The last of the 4 books in the Alice series. Although it’s not actually about Alice, it’s simply a poem about hunting Snarks, but it’s well worth reading if you’ve just read Wonderland and Looking-Glass. I would have given this 5 read more »

Through the Looking-Glass (book review)…

Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow, that was quite the adventure. Like a lot of people, i had these books read to me when i was a young child and have never read them since. And my only idea of the story of Alice is the film version, read more »

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (book review)…

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll My rating: 5 of 5 stars A classic book that will stand the test of all time, for adults as well as children. Best of all, it’s completely free on Kindle. What’s not to like? View all my reviews

Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (book review)….

Alice’s Adventures Under Ground by Lewis Carroll My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m having an Alice binge at the moment and decided i needed to go back to the very beginning of the story to see how it came about. This book is great, not just having the original story, but also letters to read more »

The Shipping News (book review)….

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx My rating: 5 of 5 stars Having read ‘Accordion Crimes’ years ago, i set Annie as a saved author in my ‘Bookbub’ account in the hope of getting a cheap copy for my kindle so i could read it again sometime. But instead of the hoped for ‘Accordion Crimes’, read more »

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (book review)….

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu My rating: 5 of 5 stars A wonderful, thought provoking collection of short stories from someone who knows how to write short stories. Well worth the 5 star rating i gave it. View all my reviews

Less (book review)…

Less by Andrew Sean Greer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Around the world in 80-ish days with a turning 50, gay, struggling writer, recently dumped by his much younger lover, having a mid life crisis – that about is what is at this book’s heart. Another Kindle 99 pence book that just drew me read more »

Chasing Excellence (book review)…

Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest Athletes by Ben Bergeron My rating: 4 of 5 stars A very interesting book for those into achieving extreme levels of performance in their lives. Although it’s based in the world of Crossfit (which i have no interest in whatsoever) and written by a top Crossfit read more »

Dark Matter (book review)…

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow! That was a total head trip and a half. While i’m not a subscriber to the multiverse theory, that didn’t detract from the story at all. I was just totally swept along at an amazing pace, i just didn’t want to stop reading. read more »

Dangerous Gifts (Babylon Steel, #2) (book review)…

Dangerous Gifts by Gaie Sebold My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book follows on perfectly from ‘Babylon Steel’, with all the usual characters we were introduced to in that book. And it’s much the same kind of fantasy stuff that really isn’t for children as there’s a fair amount of sex and some quite read more »