BOOK RATING: The Story 4 / 5 ; The Writing 4 / 5 BOOK DETAILS: Addition (Audible), Addition (The Book Depository),Addition (Amazon) BOOK REVIEW: Quirky. In her debut novel Addition, author Toni Jordan presents enjoyable women’s fiction melded with an exploration of obsession and compulsion. Narrator and protagonist Grace Lisa Vandenburg is a single woman in her thirties who […]
BOOK RATING: The Story 4 / 5 ; The Writing 4 / 5 BOOK DETAILS: Manic Streets of Perth (Amazon) BOOK REVIEW: Original and darkly comical, Manic Streets of Perth is a tale that is sure to make anyone laugh in spite of any highbrow ethical notions they may prescribe to. This is a fun read […]
Irresistibly irreverent. The title of Carl Hiaasen’s novel Sick Puppy, says it all really. Having just come from reading some dystopian fiction, this novel’s black humour was a real ‘cleansing of the palate’ for me. While black humour is not everyone’s cup of tea, I think Hiaasen does in his novels what we all wish we could do in everyday life once in a while – say what we really think, politically correct or otherwise!
BOOK RATING: Story 4 / 5 ; Writing/Narration 5 / 5 BOOK REVIEW: This was my first experience with both an audiobook and Alexander McCall Smith’s writing, and I was very impressed on both accounts. What a great story framework, setting and group of characters McCall Smith has created in this The #1 Ladies Detective Agency series. These […]