Book reviews

Reading forms a big part of my writing. This will be a slow-grow page where I add reviews of some of the books I’ve enjoyed recently.

Read something brilliant and want everyone to know? Drop me a line and publish it here (300-500 words max.).

Luis Sepúlveda, Un Viejo Que Leia Novelas de Amor

Luis Sepúlveda’s brilliant rainforest novel.

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Cover of Blockchain, Bubble or Revolution book

Introduction to the workings of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.

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Susan Hill Black Sheep Book Cover

Susan Hill’s evocative depiction of the struggles of people in a Welsh mining town.

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Can anyone explain the universe please? Neil deGrasse Tyson takes to the stage.

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Pig Iron by Benamin Myers

Pig Iron is a love letter to the people and landscapes of post-industrial North East England.

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An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears

Iain Pear’s masterful murder mystery, set in 17th century England.

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Carmen Laforet was 23 when she wrote Nada (Nothing), apparently in haste and in only a few months. It was published in 1944, five years after the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) ended.

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I contribute regularly to the Online Book Club.

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