Like The Eyes of the Dragon, The Cuckoo’s Calling was another “Let’s see what the fuss is all about” read, having found it in a charity shop at 3 for £1 and already having two other books. Unlike The Eyes of the Dragon, I enjoyed The Cuckoo’s Calling, and I will collect the other Robert… Continue reading The Cuckoo’s Calling
I keep seeing these book-tags on others’ blogs, and enjoying both the questions (for they make me think about my own reading) and the answers, so I thought I’d start, occasionally, doing them myself. Nobody’s tagged me, I’m being rude and joining in the conversation anyway. 1. A popular book or series that you didn’t… Continue reading Unpopular Opinions Book-Tag
It’s funny how some books can make you want to rush out for more by the same, and others, without being so bad you throw them across the room (or send them to a charity shop without being finished), don’t. There’s nothing really wrong with them, but they inspire no great feeling. You don’t feverishly… Continue reading The Eyes of the Dragon
The first Neil Gaiman book I read was Stardust. I’d seen and greatly enjoyed the film. I was sadly disappointed by the novel. I’m not sure why, precisely, but I didn’t like it. I put it to one side and chalked up Gaiman to the list of authors I was in no hurry to read… Continue reading Neverwhere
I have a question: How do I identify a Young Adult book? Now, my understanding is that Young Adult is a category, rather than a genre (like “Picture Book” or “Literary”), so presumably I know it’s a Young Adult book if the Marketers tell me it is. But – how do they know? Is it… Continue reading Young Adult: Yay or Nay?
Death of an Airman is now a British Library Crime Classics reprint, its author, Christopher St John Sprigg, being part of the Golden Age. He died, just shy of 30, fighting for the Republic in the Spanish Civil War in 1937. He published 7 detective novels. Alongside Scotland Yard, the amateur detective in Death of… Continue reading Death of an Airman