Book Review. Mind of Stone by Iain McLaughlin.

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.

Book Review. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie.

‘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.

Book Review. Bantam by Jackie Kay.

‘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.

Book Review. The Sontaran Games by Jacqueline Rayner.

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.

Book Review. The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson.

‘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.