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.
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.
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.
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.