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BOOK REVIEW: The First Five Days by John O and Archie A

December 24, 2016


The First Five Days Lionean Saga self-published (Amazon) 2016   One of the joys of reviewing books is getting to read exciting new stuff. But the downside is that not every book is a joy. Unfortunately, The First Five Days is firmly in the latter category for me. I do not often post a bad […]

BOOK REVIEW: Storm of Arranon by R. E. Sheahan

December 15, 2016


Storm of Arranon R.E. Sheahan Rule of Three Press 2013 9781466234970 A forbidden birth. A remarkable young woman. A marauding alien society. The battle begins. Cadet Erynn Yager guards a secret that if revealed would change her life, and not for the good. Erynn senses the emotions of others, can manipulate the electro-magnetic field around […]

BOOK REVIEW: Judas and Jezebel: The Tales of a New York Nanny

November 30, 2016


Judas and Jezebel: The Tales of a New York Nanny C. Y. Brown Xlibris US 978 1 52451 265 1 2016 This is a story about lust, greed, and betrayal. C.Y. Brown agreed to move from Brooklyn, New York to New Jersey with a wealthy young couple and their baby. Never in her wildest dreams […]

BOOK REVIEW: Roger Rogerson by Duncan McNab – Four Stars

November 17, 2016


Roger Rogerson By Duncan McNab Hachette Australia ISBN 9780733634505 2016   If you have read any books about Australian crime in the 1970s and 1980s, the name Roger Rogerson most likely will not be a stranger to you. He was certainly no stranger to the news media, having actively courted them for years. More recently, […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Water Trade by Rob Smith

October 25, 2016


I have been reviewing to varying degrees of activity for a bit over eight years now and I have just started to review for the Online Book Club. And my first title to be reviewed through OBC is: The Water Trade Rob Smith Publisher: CreateSpace ISBN 9781534908314   History is one of my passions and […]

FILM REVIEW: Star Wars – The Force Awakens

December 20, 2015


This was originally posted over at A Writer Goes On A Journey. Once, long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away…there was a film trilogy called… And it was good. Then there was a second Star Wars trilogy telling the first half of the story. And it was shit. Just about everything that made […]

REVIEW: Shatterwing by Donna Maree Hanson

August 12, 2015


Shatterwing Dragonwine 1 Momentum Books 2014 ISBN 9781760081768 This review was first posted over at A Writer Goes On A Journey. I have an awful backlog of epubs that I am slowly making my way through and this is one of them. However I have to start with a couple of caveats. First, the author […]

REVIEW: Under Ground by S. L. Grey

August 1, 2015


This was first posted at A Writer Goes On A Journey – don’t be afraid to follow that one. Under Ground S. L. Grey 2015 Macmillan 9781337266495 There recently was a reality television program from the US broadcast on Australian television which explored something of the world of the ‘preppers.’ These are people who have […]

REVIEW: Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan

July 27, 2015


Thief’s Magic Millennium Rule 1 Trudi Canavan Orbit 2014 ISBN 9780356501123 This review was first posted over at A Writer Goes On A Journey. When the young student Tyen unearths an ancient book, it opens the door to a realm of mystery and danger. For it holds a clue to a disaster facing the world. […]

BOOK REVIEW: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

June 18, 2015


Yes Please Amy Poehler Picador 2014 ISBN: 9781743534151   Yes Please   In Australia, at least, Amy Poehler is something of a curiosity. Just like Tina Fey, Poehler was a well-known face in the US from her years on Saturday Night Live. But SNL was not part of the regular Australian television landscape. I had […]