Book Review: “Impossible” by Sarah Lotz

Doing a review for this book that does it just is, well… impossible. How I would love to stop my review there, but Amazon and other sites require a certain number of words, so I will endeavour to say more. One of the challenges with doing a review for Impossible (also know as The Impossible…

Book Review: “British Nuclear Culture” by Jonathan Hogg

I have been reading this book carefully for a few weeks now, but it’s appropriate that I reached the end this week. I first came across the book when I heard the author, Jonathan Hogg, speak at Troubling Anniversaries Conference in 2021. Now, like coming full circle, I’ve just finished the book having given a…

Book Review: “To Hell and Back” by Niki Lauda

This book had been on my wishlist for quite some time, but I held off on getting it. The main reason for this was a silly reason in many respects. One of my favourite films is ‘Rush’ (dir. Ron Howard, 2013) and it contains one of my favourite sequences from any film and I was…

Book Review: “Family Money” by Chad Zunker

I got this book as part of Amazon Firsts, where you get a free book a month or so before the main release. I’d not read any books by this author before, but I will certainly be having a look at the others he has written. Usually when I review a book, rather than go…

Book Review: “Doctor Glass” by Louise Worthington

I got a copy of this book as an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC), so knew nothing about it before starting to read it. This, in itself, is very unusual since I tend to read the cover details about a book before buying or borrowing a book. Going into this one – other than knowing vaguely the…

Book Review: “Strangers We Know” by Elle Marr

Who are we? Where do we come from? I don’t ask these questions in terms of the bigger questions in terms of where all life came from, but more in terms of our own life. Most of us know the answers. We know who our parents are. We know who are siblings are. Some will…

Book Review: “Or Else” by Joe Hart

I got this book as part of Amazon Firsts, where you get a free book a month or so before the main release. I was particularly attracted to this one since the protagonist writes novels, which is something that I also do in my spare time. In the end, while there was so much I…

Book Review: “Death In The Sunshine” by Steph Broadribb

I got this book as part of Amazon Firsts, where you get a free book a month or so before the main release. From the blurb that accompanied the text, it sounded interesting. Unfortunately, I really couldn’t click with the book. There were some good bits – generally lines here and there, rather than anything…

Book Review: “World In My Eyes” by Richard Blade

I like to read autobiographies (most recently “Heart and Soul” by Carol Decker of T’Pau) and biographies. When I was listening to an episode of the Don’t You Forget About Me – The New Wave Music Podcast, during which they did a review of “Science Fiction” as well as “Transcendance” by Berlin, they mentioned how…

Book Review: “No Place To Run” by Mark Edwards

Reading books is often about escapism – travelling to another place and getting away from the troubles of the “real world”. I often read books set outside the UK for that reason. But, sometimes there is no escape. The thing that I have always enjoyed most about Mark Edwards’ books is that he takes characters…