The Review – IT – By Stephen King (1986)

Title: IT Author: Stephen King Date Of Version Reviewed: 2011 Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton RRP: £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-444-70786-1 I first dabbled with Stephen King in early 2014 – fairly late in life compared to some of my friends who had been reading his works for years but as previously stated I was not a ‘reader’…

The Review – I am Number Four – Pittacus Lore (2010)

Title: I am Number Four Author: Pittacus Lore (aka James Frey and Jobie Hughes) Date Of Version Reviewed: 2011 Publisher: The Penguin Group RRP: £7.99 ISBN: 978-0-141-04784-3 What the book is about… John Smith is not your ordinary teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small down. He changes his name and identity. He…

The Reviewer’s Author Biography – J.K Rowling

Name: Joanne Rowling Pseudonyms/Alias: Robert Galbraith Date of Birth: 31st July 1965 Genre: Fantasy, Suspense, Thriller, Children’s Influences: Although not one to pin her colours to influential authors Rowling has mentioned several ‘favourite’ authors and experts have suspected that a few of the following may have been influential. The Bible, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Jane Austen, E.Nesbit,…

The Review – Once – By James Herbert (2001)

********* This review contains spoilers ******* My weekly ‘book buying’ runs wind through a vast number of shops. Mainstream bookshops with their standard seating arrangements and shelving, the wonderful independent book shop with friendly knowledgeable staff and the miss mash of charity shops dotted on both sides of the market square. I love book buying…

The Review – The Big Over Easy – Jasper Fforde (2005)

Jasper Fforde is THE quintessential weird fiction writer. Using his vast imagination Fforde produced the ‘Thursday Next’ series and the ‘Nursery Crime Division’. Crammed with witty one liners, word play and quirky characters as you have never seen them before. From Humpty Dumpty’s untimely demise and the psychopathic gingerbread man to Jane Eyre’s kidnapping. The…

The Review – Ash – By James Herbert (2012)

Master horror writer James Herbert (OBE) shot to fame following publication of his first two novels The Rats (1974) and The Fog (1975), disaster novels about human devouring rats and  the accidental deployment of a chemical weapon. Both are cited by long term horror fans as ‘classics’ in the genre that, for many years, struggled…

The Review – Rivers of London – by Ben Aaronovitch (2011)

****** PLEASE NOTE: Every effort has been made to keep this review ‘spoiler free’. However please be aware that some information contained may give away parts of the book. If you don’t want to know about the book contents please stop reading! Ben Aaronovitch began his career as a script writer before transitioning to author…