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World War Z by Max Brooks – five stars

May 12, 2020


World War Z Max Brooks 9780715637036 2006 Brilliance is not a world I toss around a lot. Yet when I start considering World War Z by Max Brooks, it might be worth considering. Max Brooks first really came to attention with The Zombie Survival Guide. This was a fictious handbook on how to survive in […]

The Cruel Stars by John Birmingham – 5 stars

August 24, 2019


The Cruel Stars John Birmingham 9781789545920 August 2019 Del Ray Whether it be felafels, time travel, alternative future or fighting oddball demons, John Birmingham is always entertaining and worth reading. He has now turned his hand to space opera and The Cruel Stars was easily my most anticipated reading of August. The Cruel Stars is […]

Beyond Reasonable Doubt by Gary Bell

August 22, 2019


Beyond Reasonable Doubt Gary Bell 9781526606136 August 2019   Pretty much every aspiring writer is told to ‘write what you know.’ What that brings to the writing is greater verisimilitude, of believability by applying what you know. If that knowledge is something such as your profession or vocation then all the better.

Firefly; Big Damn Hero by James Lovegrove

December 29, 2018


After quite a layoff, Words by Ross is up and running once more. It shall shortly be back on its own domain etc but for now I am too excited by getting to review this book that I could not wait until everything else was done. Firefly; Big Damn Hero James Lovegrove 9781785658266 Titan Books […]

BOOK REVIEW: Getting Away With Murder by Duncan McNab

April 22, 2017


Getting Away With Murder Duncan McNab 9780143780786 Vintage 2017   With his background in the police, as a private investigator and investigative journalist, Duncan McNab has a set of skills and experience which enable him to dig deep into narratives such as this. And he does it well. It is easy for many of us […]

BOOK REVIEW: Never Cry Again by Jim Cole

February 26, 2017


Never Cry Again Jim Cole self-published via Xlibris 978-1524504694 2016 Never Cry Again   The saga of 12 years in the life of a rural boy, born in a bawdy house, living in extreme poverty with his mother in the poorest part of a southern Arkansas town. Drew observes his mother entertaining numerous ‘uncles’. When […]

BOOK REVIEW: Sleep Then My Princess by O N Stefan

January 5, 2017


Sleep then my Princess O. N. Stefan Payella 2015 978 1 5199 7523 2 Sleep then My Princess is an emotional thriller set in Arizona. While mourning the death of her husband, Senior Tissue Engineer, Stephani Robbins, is plagued by recurring visions of a child being locked up in a chicken coop. Meanwhile, someone is […]

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 […]