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: “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: “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…

Some Final Reflections on Ukraine (For Now)

With everything that is going on with the dreadful, reprehensible war on Ukraine at the moment, I have spent much time over the past couple of weeks reflecting upon a visit that I made to Ukraine in 1998. I thought that I would now put this into a series of blog posts. Click here for…

Book Review: “The Chaos Kind” by Barry Eisler

He’s back! No, I’m not talking about Bond, James Bond. I’m talking about Barry Eisler, one of my favourite authors. Compared to the majority of books that I read, Eisler’s books have more action, including fighting – Mr Bond would feel quite at home within these pages. But the action and fighting is always presented…

Contents Tourism – Bangkok Plane Graveyard

In the next of my posts on contents tourism (if you don’t know what contents tourism is, please see my post about Tanigawa and Ichi-no-kurasawa), I’m writing about the Bangkok Plane Graveyard. This one is a bit different to the others I have already written about in that the others were largely inspired by seeing…