Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book review: Artemis

From Andy Weir, the author of The Martian (my favourite book of 2015), comes a new science-fiction novel, Artemis. As with The Martian, I listened to the audiobook edition, which is narrated by Rosario Dawson. The performance on its own … Continue reading

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Thinking About Sherlock Holmes

Recently, I started listening to the audiobook of Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, narrated by Stephen Fry. Covering the four novels and fifty-six short stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle about Holmes – and with a foreword by Fry himself … Continue reading

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Raise the Titanic: The Book vs The Film

  One of the films I reviewed as part of my Titanic Month back in April was 1980’s Raise the Titanic, a massive box-office bomb which I felt suffered from poor pacing and lacklustre acting. This month, however, I took … Continue reading

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Forrest Gump: The Book vs The Film

  Recently, I re-watched the film Forrest Gump as part of the series on my top 10 favourite films, which I’m currently doing on my YouTube channel. Following that, I decided to check out the original novel by Winston Groom, … Continue reading

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It’s Been A Great Year For Reading So Far!

I set myself a target of 40 books for this year’s Goodreads Reading Challenge, the same as 2015. (My target for 2016 was slightly lower at 35, as I was also doing a Harry Potter re-read that year.) So far, … Continue reading

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Book review: Under The Dome

Under the Dome – Stephen King This novel begins with a simple concept: on an ordinary Saturday morning, the little town of Chester’s Mill in Maine is abruptly surrounded by an invisible force field. The dome extends for miles both … Continue reading

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Book review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

(Minimal spoilers) Nine years after the publication of the last book, and five years after the release of the last film, the Harry Potter franchise is still going strong – and 2016 is seeing a particular surge of new material. … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Chapters 1-6

On Saturday 16th July 2005, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was published, and on that morning I headed into town as quickly as I could to get my copy. In WHSmith, not only were the staff all wearing wizard … Continue reading

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Book review: Fear The Sky

Fear The Sky – Stephen Moss Last month, I was having trouble deciding which audiobook to listen to via my Audible subscription. Eventually, I decided that since I had enjoyed R.C. Bray’s narration of The Martian so much, I might … Continue reading

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Book review: Raelia

(Also posted on Goodreads) It must be a sign that you’re really into a book series when, while waiting for the next installment to come out, you’re thinking in detail about what you want to see: ‘I hope we get … Continue reading

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