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. 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. Universal Credit by Mike Watts.

it was always cold radiators, bruised fruit, a worry for the rent. I like the dedication ‘to inspiration, in all its forms’ Mike Watts creates poetry in Universal Credit (Wild Pressed Books) from relationships, being anchored to the present in a low paid job, and not having much, with metaphors of being a millionaire or … Continue reading Book Review. Universal Credit by Mike Watts.

Book Review. Blood of Atlantis by Simon A. Forward.

Owain, and his friends, Theo, Kara, and Paolo, are on a boat heading towards a rig that they are planning to handcuff themselves to in protest. The rig is owned by Vorster, and he is not a man to want anybody to be close enough to his rig to handcuff themselves to. So the crew … Continue reading Book Review. Blood of Atlantis by Simon A. Forward.