Review – The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell

Continuing on from the review of the Last Kingdom (here), The Pale Horseman is the second novel in the Saxon Stories, and the next book I've had the pleasure of reading. Continuing where The Last Kingdom left off, Uhtred returns to King Alfred of Wessex to share news of his glorious victory over Ubba Lothbrokson … Continue reading Review – The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell

Review – The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

The way I came across this book is a little unusual, but it's a fine example of word of mouth. Earlier in the year, the chaps at the Brush and Boltgun were discussing a Dark Age game called Saga. I'd only ever heard of it, but was interested in trying something different so picked up … Continue reading Review – The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

Audible Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, narrated by Derek Jacobi

Frankenstein is a story that I'm sure most people have at least a vague knowledge of. The basics; Dr Frankenstein creates a being constructed of pieces of of freshly dead people, stitched together, and brought to life using a jolt of lightning - I could use that first thing in the morning. The first Frankenstein … Continue reading Audible Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, narrated by Derek Jacobi

Audible Review – The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison

The Stainless Steel Rat - and its abundance of sequels - follows the exploits of James Bolivar diGriz, also known as Slippery Jim. In this, the first novel, we find Jim performing a daring robbery and fleeing from Special Corps - a kind of police unit comprised of former criminals - as he tries to make good … Continue reading Audible Review – The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison

Guards! Guards!, Men at Arms and Feet of Clay – Terry Pratchett, Audible review

Terry Pratchett is the reason I write. When I first picked up a copy of Small Gods in the Isle of Man, many, many years ago, it was the first book that I'd read that held my attention, and made me want to sit in and read rather than going into the sun and enjoying … Continue reading Guards! Guards!, Men at Arms and Feet of Clay – Terry Pratchett, Audible review

Bleak House, by Charles Dickens – Audible Review – part one

Bleak House. What can I say about this one? Well, it's bleak. Really, really bleak. After listening to nearly two days worth of Charles Dicken's Pickwick Papers (review here) I'd been wanting to listen to Bleak House, as it's meant to be superb. So, I downloaded it, and started to listen during a morning workout. … Continue reading Bleak House, by Charles Dickens – Audible Review – part one

A Scanner Darkly, by Philip K. Dick – Audible review

I read the book of this years ago, and still have the copy of it on my small bookcase at home. Don't be unnerved that I have a small book case, I have tonnes of books, but they're in piles, on shelves, in boxes, so that one day, when I have a library room they … Continue reading A Scanner Darkly, by Philip K. Dick – Audible review