When you find a book that resonates, is fun, interesting, engaging and well written, you can’t help but wallow in the warm glow of bookish love. Murderbot is a character that will either grow on you (before the end of chapter 1) or you will adore instantly, there are no other options.
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Over Your Shoulder has very few surprises that are not ludicrous and over the top. With the set up of husband and wife loving each other immensely, it obvious that this bond will be tested to the max. Early doors and we’ve got a missing presumed dead brother turn up, a wife with secrets and a husband who can’t lie to save his life. This jumps start an investigation which is right out of the mind of someone who has never watched a police procedural before. If you have 9 hours idle give this a shot. Absurdity aside, it is an ok read.
“A cult is like porn, you know it when you see it”
But not everyone sees the tendrils of a cult at first glance and this is what makes Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism a good read – seeing how people get caught up in these groups. That and the fact that it widens the scope of cult to groups who use similar methods to engage their members and dominate their time and attention.
The narrator was engaging the topics discussed in such a way that it was like hanging out over coffee with a friend. Having a really good conversation with a topic that ran and ran eventually leading to a late lunch and then calling it quits only because you had dinner plans you couldn’t cancel. Enjoyable.
Even though it’s a dystopia you’ve seen and read before, there’s an interesting slant on this world. Wouldn’t you want to be a superhero rather than live a constrained life with little prospects. Glad I’m not in that predicament.
This Nordic noir mystery had an unusual storyline that was a slow burn for delivering obscure and tantalising information. Interesting read
The Echo Chamber is a laugh out loud story on the perils of modern society and social media’s influence on our way of life. Far fetched and very funny. Hold out for the audiobook and you won’t regret it
The premise seemed right up my street for a children’s book – having confidence in being yourself. But Meow came across as a disruptive classroom agitator rather than a free thinker. Shame.
You will be amused and charmed by this tale of pest control. No preventative measures or exterminators rather polite notes. How very civilised
It’s not often that I will say I’m gleeful of the comeuppance of well deserving individuals, then compound it by confirming how amusing I find their murder. Once you’ve read How To Kill Your Family, you’ll understand why
This incredibly short story inspired by Balkan folklore, was a fun read. It’s a cautionary tale of keeping your word, mysterious men, vulnerable girl, going on a night time adventure in the woods.