Review of ‘Driving in the Rain’ by Nadia Bruce-Rawlings ***
Posted 20/12/2020 in My Book Reviews
Nadia’s adventures as a little girl in Cairo, her father an oil executive who abused her mother, the travels and living in different places, eventually having to face life on her own, filled me with wonder, awed to have had an opportunity to gaze through a multicolored, turbulent window of her life.
Review of ‘Parallel’ by James M. Corkill ****
Posted 16/12/2020 in My Book Reviews
This lengthy novella is not a serious work and does not pretend to be, suitable for young readers interested in a grand adventure without being bothered about plotting inconsistencies or lack of characterization. Despite numerous story issues, ‘Parallel’ is an entertaining read.
Review of ‘Operation Navajo’ by Anita Dickason *****
Posted 11/09/2020 in My Book Reviews
Operation Navajo is very much plot driven, with little characterization, but the density of writing and plot intricacy carries the book superbly, leaving the reader totally satisfied.
Review of ‘Death of a Bully’ by Steve Zimcosky ***
Posted 02/08/2020 in My Book Reviews
Despite the story’s structural and writing problems, very young readers interested in a diverting couple of hours will find ‘Death of a Bully’ entertaining.
Review of ‘Sword ‘ Book 5’ by D. Rebbitt ****
Posted 25/06/2020 in My Book Reviews
Readers who thrive on pure space combat and do not want to be distracted by the human element will love Sword. For readers looking for some depth, Sword is best left alone.
Review of ‘Orbital’ by FX Holden *****
Posted 25/05/2020 in My Book Reviews
Orbital is a gripping story of possible warfare in space that forces readers to keep turning the pages. The ending is somewhat forced and rushed, but lovers of this type of genre will hardly notice this, their eyes focused on space.
Review of ‘January River’ by Bernard Jan ****
Posted 17/04/2020 in My Book Reviews
With ‘January River’, Bernard Jan drags readers into Ethan’s life with narrative that is often haunting and stirring, bringing the book’s characters into sharp relief.
Review of ‘Starsight’ by Brandon Anderson ***
Posted 09/04/2020 in My Book Reviews
Starsight does not pretend to be a serious work, but it is a diverting read and eminently forgettable.