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Cipher Hill (Free-Wrench #5) – Joseph Lallo…

Click on image to buy the book. 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 them here forever. I read more »

Sword of Honour – David Kirk…

Click on image to buy the book. 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 better – like he’s beginning read more »

The Unwanted – Steam Punk…

Click on image to buy the book. 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 apparently the best at read more »

Child of Vengeance – David Kirk…

Click on image to buy the book. 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 this is based entirely from David’s imagination. All told, it works really well, but there read more »

The Calderan Problem (Free-Wrench #4) – Joseph Lallo…

Click on image to buy the book. 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 few more new ones besides, the read more »

Free-Wrench Collection: Volume 1 – Joseph Lallo…

Click on image to buy the book. 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 genre – i simply couldn’t resist. And read more »

BUSHIDO:The Soul of Japan, An Exposition of Japanese Thought – Inazo Nitobe…

Click on image to buy the book. 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 people and the time and place they lived in was really read more »

Night Train to Lisbon: A Novel – Pascal Mercier…

Click on image to buy the book. 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 just as stories and/or as works of philosophy. read more »

After Alice – Gregory Maguire…

Click on image to buy the book. Reading other reviews one has to agree that Gregory has a penchant for using words that are far too big and little used. But then i think one is maybe missing the point… The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland were very much books of read more »

The Hunting of the Snark an Agony, in Eight Fits – Lewis Carroll…

Click on image to buy the book. 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 stars as it’s a great poem, but read more »