Monday, July 22, 2019

Book Reviews

What if you could press a reset button on your life?

 

Powerful and motivating, Reset! A Blueprint for a Better Life guides readers through a journey of self-discovery. Rosalyn Palmer...

From The Archive : Going To Sea in a Sieve – Danny Baker

Danny Baker has lead a charmed life; and like fellow music obsessive and presenter Andy Kershaw it has largely...

From The Archive: The Day of the Barbarians – Alessandro Barbero

If you are one of those people who view the Roman Empire as a unified entity defended by Imperial...

From The Archive : Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke

Trying to describe this mercurial book is a tricky thing to do succinctly, being that it crosses so many...

Five Minute Review: What the F*** is Normal?! By Francesca Martinez

Do you like the cushion? Yeah, me too. I thought that when it came to summing up this book it struck...

The Limelight Librarian Presents: Fun at One – The Story of Comedy on Radio...

Before I read this book I was unaware that scripted comedy on BBC Radio 1 was ever a "thing"....

From The Archive : Neither Here Nor There – Bill Bryson

Being someone who enjoys travel and reading about travel, any Bill Bryson book I find in a second hand...

The Limelight Library Presents: “What Fresh Lunacy is This?” by Robert Sellers.

(A version of this review - with more cursing and typos - was originally posted on my blog on...

From The Archive: The Book of the New Sun – Gene Wolf

Fantasy literature has often been looked down on as a teen market or a less than serious escapist out...

Five Minute Review: The Classic Cocktail Bible

It’s hot, it’s sunny and I’ve got a book. Five minutes, lets do this.

How do I sum up this...

From The Archive: Apathy For The Devil – Nick Kent

It’s easy to forget in these days where music journalism has been reduce to sound bites and amusing lists,...

The Limelight Library Presents: True and False – Heresy and Common Sense for the...

I remember the first time I read 'True and False'.  It was about over years ago; I'd been in London...

From The Archive : Moranthology – Caitlin Moran

I have to admit that I am a bit obsessed with Caitlin Moran. Okay not obsessed but I reckon...

Five Minute Review: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

It’s Saturday, I’m in a coffee shop (ironically drinking tea) and I’ve got a book on the table begging...