The Brigadier is in prison, whilst there he keeps getting into scrapes, but is this a ruse, has he been planted there to trail someone or has the Brigadier committed a serious crime? Mind of Stone had me pondering these scenarios for a good chunk of the book. Television series Porridge vibes, the prison guard … Continue reading Book Review. Mind of Stone by Iain McLaughlin.
‘Bottled, was he?’ said Colonel Bantry, with an Englishman’s sympathy for alcoholic excess. ‘Oh, well, can’t judge a fellow by what he does when he’s drunk. When I was at Cambridge, I remember I put a certain utensil – well, well, never mind. Deuce of a row there was about it.’ Two young girls, Ruby … Continue reading Book Review. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie.
‘it was boys like the Bantams - wee men named efter sma’ chickens,’ In Bantam is a sense of place – moors and Lochs, home, family – men in ours who fought in wars, language and individual battles. Love too, Diamond Colonsay is a beautiful poem. Bantam did not work for me as a whole, … Continue reading Book Review. Bantam by Jackie Kay.
The Sontaran Games is about the Sontarans infiltrating BASE, a camp for athletes who are competing in the upcoming games. The Sontarans are looking for somebody, and gleaning information at the same time on Homo Sapiens. I thought the plot of the story was weak at first, with flat characters, who the Doctor is with … Continue reading Book Review. The Sontaran Games by Jacqueline Rayner.
‘After their tangle with sinister robots and exploding bubble-wrap at Kerblam!, the whole fam favoured a trip into a tech-free era, far enough back to not jeopardise the existence of any close relatives, but somewhere civilised enough to have decent grub,’ I said in a previous review, Molten Heart by Una McCormack, how in the … Continue reading Book Review. The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson.