The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway – Review Revisited

Well it took almost two months of persistence and a lot of moaning to my friends how irritating it was to get through, yet I finally finished The Gone-Away World. Was it worth it? Simple answer; yes. More in depth answer; as long as you are looking to have your head completely screwed with. I …

Continue reading The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway – Review Revisited

Advertisements

Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen – Review

I cannot understand why this book was in Poundland. It was quite easily one of the most interesting, captivating books that I have come across. We see the story from the point of view of Captain Hook, as bloodthirsty pirate, cursed by a witch centuries ago, to Neverland; a boy's paradise and a grown man's …

Continue reading Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen – Review

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell – Review

The little information that I read about The Silent Companions, painted a somewhat different picture in my head from what the story actually was. I went in expecting some kind of mysterious, period fantasy, which was technically not incorrect. However the genre was a lot closer to a gothic horror than I was anticipating. I …

Continue reading The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell – Review

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith

In the classic case of "what the film got wrong" falls the fantastically written "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" In the film supporting the same name, there is included some half-baked conspiracy and extra storyline that was in no way necessary, other than to attempt to draw in anyone who had not read the book. …

Continue reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang – Review

Admittedly, when I started to read 'In Real Life', I was unaware that there is a stigma around female gamers choosing to play male characters over one that matches their sex. Having matured my own gaming side with the likes of Laura Croft, Jill Valentine and Chen-Li, I always automatically selected female avatars and characters. …

Continue reading In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang – Review