‘Don’t forget the steak dinner,’ Chorley added unhelpfully. It’s a good thing perception of time is skewed where the Brigadier and Chorley are trapped inside an alternative world of Keyensham, because Anne Travers is stumped. Deciding to use a soldier as a guinea man, Chris Armitage, results in the poor man being sliced in two. … Continue reading Book Review. The Dreamer’s Lament by Benjamin Burford-Jones
Judith looked at Tilly. Found and held her gaze. ‘Oh,’ she said. ‘I do understand it.’ Her wings itched to be free of the suit she wore. Her anger chittered at the back of her brain. She licked her lips. Swallowed. Held herself poised. The Daughters of Earth by Sarah Groenewegen contains Scotland, snow, an … Continue reading Book Review. The Daughters of Earth by Sarah Groenewegen.
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.
The Brigadier, and fiancée Sally Wright, are in New York on a holiday, with nephew Owain. This rapidly unravels as a non-holiday, as Sally’s friend Adrienne Kramer, who greets them off the plane, wants to ’talk shop’. The setting of New York makes a pleasing difference from the waters of the last story. Times Squared … Continue reading Book Review. Times Squared by Rick Cross.
On board the ship Radio Crossbones, DJ Mary is the narrator of The Grandfather Infestation and encounters the aliens first. The aliens are rock like beings, who Mary christens as the Ymir. These seem to be completely at odds with the problem that is happening on land. Specifically, the village Strommach, where they have a … Continue reading Book Review. The Grandfather Infestation by John Peel.