The Road by Cormac McCarthy: Book Review

The Road by Cormac McCarthy My rating: 3 of 5 stars There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one’s heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes. So, he whispered to the sleeping boy. I have you. In…

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer: Book Review

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Area X is an anomaly, a place vaguely defined by boundaries that separate it from the rest of the world. In Area X, an unprecedented variety of new spieces of flora and fauna of immense beauty and intrigue have taken over, making it an unwelcoming…

Under the Dome by Stephen King (Book Review)

Under the Dome by Stephen King My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars Book synopsis: The community of Chester’s Mill in Maine could have never imagined that one October day, a huge, sock-shaped and of unknown origin invisible element, that would soon come to be called “the Dome”, would shield them off from the rest of…

Bird Box by Josh Malerman (Book Review)

Bird Box by Josh Malerman My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars What this book is about: Malorie lives in a house in which the windows are always covered and the door is closed. Her two children, the Boy and the Girl have never seen the world outside this house. Malorie and the children have to…

Book Haul (November 2016)

We are steadily heading towards the end of the year and I’m proud to say that November has been a modest book buying month for me – compared to the previous extravaganza hauls I posted! After my October post (A very crucial bookish realisation) about how buying books should be a more well-thought process for…

The Fireman by Joe Hill (Book Review)

The Fireman by Joe Hill My rating: 4 of 5 stars What this book is about: Harper is a 26-year-old nurse working at a school with the children when she witnesses the first burner. She knew Draco Incendia Trychophyton, or, more commonly, Dragonscale eventually leads to spontaneous combustion killing the host in a most horrifying…

The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson (Book Review)

The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson My rating: 4 of 5 stars What this book is about:(assuming you’ve read Blood Follows and The Lees of Laughter’s End Our favourite necromancers, Bauchelain and Korbal Broach along with their manservant, Emancipor Reese make it to the beach beneath a small village called Spendrugle, after the ship…

The Lees of Laughter’s End by Steven Erikson (Book Review)

The Lees of Laughter’s End by Steven Erikson What this book is about (it’s suggested that you first read the first novella of the series, Blood Follows): Mysterious sorcerer Bauchelain and his creepy eunuch companion Korbal Broach are travelling on the ship Suncurl with their new mancervant, famous for his bad luck, Emancipor Reese. When…

Blood Follows by Steven Erikson (Book Review)

Blood Follows by Steven Erikson My rating: 4 of 5 stars What this book is about: We are in Lamentable Moll where a series of murders – 11 so far – have taken place over the course of 11 nights. The people are panicking and Sergeant Guld is appointed the task of finding the killer…