Book Review: “Kismet” by Amina Akhtar

I got a copy of this book as one of my ‘Amazon first’ books and due to the number of other books I’d been reading recently, had completely forgotten what the book was about and why I’d chosen it by the time I got round to reading it. In terms of the story itself, it…

Book Review: “The God’s Eye View” by Barry Eisler

As noted in my reviews of “The Detachment“, “The Khmer Kill“, and “All The Devils“, I read four books by Barry Eisler this summer, and “The God’s Eye View” was the last of these. It also introduced me to a new character, Manus, who, based on the diagram I shared in the post for “The…

Book Review: “The Hike” by Susi Holliday

Having enjoyed the The Last Resort and “Violet“, I was quick to get a copy of “The Hike” by Susi Holliday when it came out. In the acknowledgements, Holliday comments ‘Moral of the story: never go to dangerous places with a crime writer.’ I’m not sure that going to safe places with crime writers are…

Book Review: “The Orchid Tattoo” by Carla Damron

I got a copy of this book as an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC), so knew nothing about it before starting to read it. It had been suggested that I may be interested it as I had reviewed “Her Name is Knight” by Yasmin Angoe. I can understand why the link between the two books was…

Book Review: “All The Devils” by Barry Eisler

As noted in my reviews of “The Detachment” and “The Khmer Kill“, I read four books by Barry Eisler this summer, and following “The Khmer Kill” being centred around Dox, and using the chart discussed in my review of “The Detachment”, it was natural to go on to a story centred around one of my…

Book Review: “An Adventurous Life” by Valerie Taylor

As noted in my review of “The Detachment” by Barry Eisler, I read seven (now eight) books over the summer. All but one of these were eBooks. The only exception was “An Adventurous Life” by Valerie Taylor, the paperback of which accompanied me on my trip around California, Arizona, and Nevada. I started reading it…

Book Review: “The Khmer Kill” by Barry Eisler

As noted in my review of “The Detachment“, I read four books by Barry Eisler this summer, and “The Khmer Kill” was the second of these. The first thing to say about this book is that it is a short book. This is a good thing. The book performs a particular role and is a…

Book Review: “Our Trespasses” by Michael Cordell

To break up the book reviews I will be doing on books by Barry Eisler (see my comments at the start of the review for “The Detachment”), I am doing a review of a book which I have actually only just finished, rather than one of the ones from earlier in the summer. I got…

Book Review: “The Detachment” by Barry Eisler

Amongst all the books that I read during the past couple of months (about seven), four were by the same author, Barry Eisler. Eisler is one of my favourite authors (alongside Mark Edwards and Sarah Lotz), and I even included a reference to Eisler’s work in my novel “Tokyo 20/20 Vision“. Having decided to catch…

Book Review: “Blackout” by Erin Flanagan

As I mentioned in my previous post, due to the break from posting in recent weeks and the number of books that I have read during that time, there are going to be a lot of book review posts in the next week or two. I really enjoyed “Blackout” – though there were aspects that…