The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett My rating: 4 of 5 stars Pratchett’s world develops so much more in this, the second Discworld novel. The LIght Fantastic picks up where The Colour of Magic left off, following the bumbling adventures of Rincewind, Twoflower, and The Luggage. Pratchett’s similes are still unique, such as when describing… Continue reading Review: The Light Fantastic
Yay!! I read fewer books than last year!! I know that sounds like I’ve got things back-to-front but I really do read WAY too much to keep calling myself a writer… I read 14 fewer, to be exact, but it still feels like I read more than a hundred. There were some I didn’t finish… Continue reading Top Five Books of 2018
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey My rating: 5 of 5 stars Before I read this, I thought zombies had run their course. I love them, but it seemed like everything had already been done. Huh. I was so wrong. I was initially intrigued because the book is all about ten year… Continue reading Review: The Girl With All The Gifts
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett My rating: 4 of 5 stars Firstly, a word of warning – if you’ve never read anything in the Discworld series, do not start here! I recommend you start at least seven books in, maybe at Pyramids. All good comedy take a couple of episodes to find its… Continue reading Review: The Colour of Magic
And Thereby Hangs a Tale by Jeffrey Archer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fifteen short stories, ten of them based on truth. Many are scams (which lovers of Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less will recognize) – from an incredibly brazen heist, to an imaginative twist on the young-nurse-cheats-old-man’s-family-out-of-their-inheritance scam, and a… Continue reading Review: And Thereby Hangs a Tale
Sully: My Search for What Really Matters by Chesley B. Sullenberger My rating: 5 of 5 stars What I expected from this book was a small section of background, followed by the detail of the bird strikes and forced landing of Flight 1549, with the remaining half the book dedicated to the aftermath. Something a… Continue reading Review: Sully: My Search for What Really Matters
Not long ago, I finished my manuscript. I mean really finished – left it to sit, re-read it, tweaked it to perfection, and submitted it to a publisher. I was so finished, that after a brief interlude doing some procastinatingly dodgy DIY projects around the house, I finally progressed to the big and scary task… Continue reading When Is A Final Draft Final?