Book Review – The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

September 29, 2018|Book Reviews-Fiction|0 comments

The Other Einstein has hints of a great story throughout. Mitza could have been a fascinating protagonist and I enjoyed the portrayal of many of her relationships. However for me her marriage to Einstein was a little too contemporary a period for me to be comfortable with as the basis for historical fiction and overall I feel like there was more to her story than we are given in this

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Book Review – Ruby Fruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

September 19, 2018|Book Reviews-Fiction|0 comments

In Ruby Fruit Jungle Rita Mae Brown never shies away from tough topics.  Poverty, systemic homophobia and sexism are all covered. It is lifted from a potentially depressing story by the wit and humour of the sometimes frustrating but nearly always hilarious protagonist Molly. Please follow and like us:

Book Review – Fever City by Tim Baker

September 13, 2018|Book Reviews-Fiction|0 comments

Fever City is an interesting multi generational conspiracy / mystery thriller slowed down by an over complicated cast of players and some interesting language choices.  The story pulled me in but it was hard, hard work. Please follow and like us:

Book Review – The Kappillan of Malta

September 6, 2018|Book Reviews-Fiction|0 comments

This book is sold as part of a series of ‘military classics’ which I think does the novel great disservice.  The Kappillan of Malta is in fact a wonderful meandering historical novel which cleverly blends a no holds barred view of total war in the Mediterranean with the uplifting and spiritual story of an ordinary Maltese priest and Malta’s tumultuous history.  Please follow and like us:

Book Review – Field Service by Robert Edric

July 10, 2018|Book Reviews-Fiction|0 comments

  This is not a fast paced novel by any stretch of the imagination. However it is one filled with rich characters and strong sense of place. Together these components made for an evocative and moving story of both war and the pain of making the peace that stayed with me after completing the book.   Please follow and like us: