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.
The name Murderbot invokes so much curiosity. I’m glad that I took that first step to find out more about this complex and wry personality. Looking forward to more adventures with this character.
“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.
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
You will be amused and charmed by this tale of pest control. No preventative measures or exterminators rather polite notes. How very civilised
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.
The Gatekeeper’s Staff was heroic, dramatic, full of suspense and the best thing yet was that this world of West African folklore was a mystery. Get the audiobook and you won’t regret it
This version of the eighties isn’t rose tinted nostalgia. My Name is Leon is about a biracial child in care, how he gets there and how he comes to terms with the realities of his life. Tough in places, well observed and a terrific read.