Heavy Weather by PG Wodehouse

For some reason I adore these books about Blandings Castle and yet I don’t like the Jeeves and Wooster books. I think it’s because everyone in the Blandings Castle books is so thoroughly human and has faults. Lord Emsworth only ever thinks about his pig The Empress of Blandings, his sister Connie is always tellingContinue reading “Heavy Weather by PG Wodehouse”

Murder on the Mauretania by Edward Marston

This book is written by Edward Marston who writes the Railway Detective series. The style of writing is very similar, plenty of dialogue driving the plot strongly forwards like the engines of the Mauretania as it powers across the Atlantic Ocean in the November weather. I enjoyed the book immensely and will read another inContinue reading “Murder on the Mauretania by Edward Marston”

Freddie the Buddhist Cat

Do you need something to smile about in these dark days? Meet Freddie. Freddie treats everything with respect. People, animals, birds, plants, even his breakfast. Freddie finds Buddhism. Saved from the shelter by John and Mary a new life begins. Then he meets Gemma. She regards humans as oppressors as they took her kittens. GemmaContinue reading “Freddie the Buddhist Cat”

Freddie the Buddhist Cat

Do you need something to smile about in these dark days? Meet Freddie. Freddie treats everything with respect. People, animals, birds, plants, even his breakfast. Freddie finds Buddhism. Saved from the shelter by John and Mary a new life begins. Then he meets Gemma. She regards humans as oppressors as they took her kittens. GemmaContinue reading “Freddie the Buddhist Cat”

The Heart of a Dog – Book Review

This story is by Mikhail Bulgakov who wrote The Master and Margarita, a considerably longer book than this one. Mikhail Bulgakov’s work was read and publicly criticised by Josef Stalin and yet Bulgakov was never arrested and sent to a concentration camp. If rumour is to be believed Stalin arranged for Bulgakov to get aContinue reading “The Heart of a Dog – Book Review”

The Heart of a Dog – Book Review

This story is by Mikhail Bulgakov who wrote The Master and Margarita, a considerably longer book than this one. Mikhail Bulgakov’s work was read and publicly criticised by Josef Stalin and yet Bulgakov was never arrested and sent to a concentration camp. If rumour is to be believed Stalin arranged for Bulgakov to get aContinue reading “The Heart of a Dog – Book Review”

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

This is one of those books we all should read once in our lives , in fact perhaps more than once. I read this story about 30 years ago and I’m sure it didn’t make me feel like it did now. Poor Gregor Samsa who’s been kind, supportive, generous and hard-working for his whole lifeContinue reading “Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka”

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

This is one of those books we all should read once in our lives , in fact perhaps more than once. I read this story about 30 years ago and I’m sure it didn’t make me feel like it did now. Poor Gregor Samsa who’s been kind, supportive, generous and hard-working for his whole lifeContinue reading “Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka”

Book Review – The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs

This is an excellent story about Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the institute of Romance Philology whose quest to gain respect for his intellectual interests goes awry in a hilarious number of ways. The professor has written a book on Portuguese Irregular Verbs, but somehow ends up lecturing to a number of fellow intellectualsContinue reading “Book Review – The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs”

The Silver Chair – Review – CS Lewis

For some reason Goodreads has this book as #4 in the Chronicles of Narnia and it isn’t it’s #6, so I hope that can be corrected. #4 = Prince Caspian. Prince Caspian is in this book although he’s King Caspian X whose son Prince Rilian has disappeared. Eustace Scrubb and Jill Pole escape from bulliesContinue reading “The Silver Chair – Review – CS Lewis”