Ever since my university days, I've had a thing for gangster films and books. So, when something similar comes my way to review, I just can't resist. Dangerous Cargo: An Aidan McRaney Crime Thriller by J M Shorney is a crime thriller told from the perspective of the criminal, Aidan McRaney. Although McRaney is on 'the straight … Continue reading Book Review: Dangerous Cargo: An Aidan McRaney Crime Thriller by J M Shorney
I am interested in this new (at least to me) genre of 'strange fiction' and I am looking forward to reading some more. If you want to join me, start with the highly unusual and entertaining Strungballs.
Fan of the supernatural? Then read on. This is a great little short story you will love.
This was probably the hardest book review I ever had to write. Not because I didn't like the book, but because I loved it way too much. I don't think Joyful Antidotes can do the story justice. All I can recommend you to do is buy the book for you and all your friends.
If you know me in a non-internet sense, you will know that, since reading Gone Girl, I have been crying out for a book that would keep me guessing. Thank you, Jennifer Young, for providing that book to me.
This book deals with a lot of themes: friendship, loss, grief, embracing life. And, like many similar stories, it is sprinkled with inspiration and motivation. Sounds like thousands of other books out there, you might say? But this book is different; it is special.
There were two aspects of this book which reached out to me and which I feel will stick around for a while. One is the statement "what you believe about yourself may not be true." This is something I am guilty of but hadn't realised before.
Was this the best King book I have read? Even with a small collection, the answer is no. 'Salem's Lot is still number one for me. Would I recommend this to others? Of course! A short, imaginative page-tuner, you can't really go wrong with it.
However, I feel that the most beneficial aspect of this book was that it was written by someone who has been through this, someone who wasn't afraid to admit that, although they are very supportive, also went through stages of disbelief. This made for a non-patronising tone to the book.
Despite early scepticism, I was hooked on Rivers of London just one chapter in. This story is very original and not like any I had read before.