Tag Archives: reading

Bypass Gemini (Big Sigma #1) (book review)…

Bypass Gemini by Joseph R. Lallo My rating: 5 of 5 stars Now this is a writer who is obviously having fun. Admittedly there’s a thin line between a writer having a lot of fun with a story and the story becoming a little ridiculous and this book does seem to skim a little close read more »

Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy (book review)…

Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy by Miyamoto Musashi My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another book that’s sat on my Kindle for years unread. But having just finished David Kirks’ books it really felt like the right time to read this. It’s hard to judge this book in any real contemporary read more »

Cipher Hill (Free-Wrench #5) (book review)…

Cipher Hill by Joseph Lallo My rating: 5 of 5 stars More wonderful, shenaniganic fun aboard ‘Wind Breaker’. Sadly, for now, this is the last book in Joseph’s ‘Free Wrench’ series, but i certainly hope he’ll be adding some more at some point. Captain Mack and the crew are just too much fun to leave read more »

Sword of Honour (book review)..

Sword of Honour by David Kirk My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book. Far better than the first – which i gave 4 stars. Looking back over the 2 books it felt to me like David gained in confidence writing tales about Musashi and also that he has come to know him read more »

The Unwanted (book review)…

The Unwanted by Steam Punk My rating: 2 of 5 stars For a give away short story one maybe shouldn’t complain, but it takes time to read stories and i feel this was a waste of it. We are given characters who were raised and trained from childhood to fulfil their adult roles, who are read more »

Child of Vengeance (book review)…

Child of Vengence by David Kirk My rating: 4 of 5 stars Just couldn’t quite bring myself to give this 5 stars. David has taken the tales of Miyamoto Musashi and created his own story from these, so some of this is loosely based in what is told of the real man and some of read more »

The Calderan Problem (Free-Wrench #4) (book review)…

The Calderan Problem by Joseph R. Lallo My rating: 5 of 5 stars It struck me while reading this book that the ‘Free-Wrench’ saga is pretty much a Steampunk version of ‘Firefly’. If you liked ‘Firefly’ then you’ll love this saga. Brilliant! All our favourite characters are back from the first three books and a read more »

Free-Wrench Collection: Volume 1 (book review)…

Free-Wrench Collection: Volume 1 by Joseph R. Lallo My rating: 5 of 5 stars Totally enjoyable! Having become a fan of Joseph’s writing with his ‘Book of Deacon’ saga i was pleasantly surprised when this turned up in my Bookbub alerts at 99p, and curious as to how he would get on in the Steampunk read more »

BUSHIDO:The Soul of Japan, An Exposition of Japanese Thought (book review)…

BUSHIDO:The Soul of Japan, An Exposition of Japanese Thought by Inazo Nitobe My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve always found Japanese history, particularly that of the Samurai, fascinating. But living on the other side of the world in a completely different time in a completely different culture one can never truly know what these read more »

Night Train to Lisbon: A Novel (book review)…

Night Train to Lisbon: A Novel by Pascal Mercier My rating: 5 of 5 stars As someone who totally enjoys their philosophy Huxley style, i found this book absolutely wonderful and incredibly thought provoking. I really do love good philosophers who are able to place deep philosophical discourse into novels that can either be read read more »