Feet of Clay book review

The City Watch books are all brilliant and this one is probably the best of the three I’ve read so far. It’s genuinely funny and all the wonderful characters are ones to treasure. Lord Vetinari (The Patrician – the top person in Ankh-Morpork) and Sir Samuel Vimes (Head of the City Watch) don’t get alongContinue reading “Feet of Clay book review”

Feet of Clay book review

The City Watch books are all brilliant and this one is probably the best of the three I’ve read so far. It’s genuinely funny and all the wonderful characters are ones to treasure. Lord Vetinari (The Patrician – the top person in Ankh-Morpork) and Sir Samuel Vimes (Head of the City Watch) don’t get alongContinue reading “Feet of Clay book review”

Book Review – The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

A lovely book that is easy to read in the way that Agatha Christie’s and Georges Simenon’s books are. The investigations are fun and engaging without the excessive periods of self-contemplation that characters endure in other books that are deemed intellectual or ‘deep’. Precious Ramotswe is a straightforward character who likes to help people solveContinue reading “Book Review – The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”

Book Review – The Nose by Nikolai Gogol

An absolutely absurd story but in a good way. It’s a classic piece of writing. No explanation is provided as to how The Nose ended up in the bread of barber Ivan Yakovlevich one morning and how the same nose disappeared from the face of Collegiate Assessor Kovalyov earlier that day. Ivan believes he mustContinue reading “Book Review – The Nose by Nikolai Gogol”

Book Review – The Nose by Nikolai Gogol

An absolutely absurd story but in a good way. It’s a classic piece of writing. No explanation is provided as to how The Nose ended up in the bread of barber Ivan Yakovlevich one morning and how the same nose disappeared from the face of Collegiate Assessor Kovalyov earlier that day. Ivan believes he mustContinue reading “Book Review – The Nose by Nikolai Gogol”

Book Review – The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

A lovely book that is easy to read in the way that Agatha Christie’s and Georges Simenon’s books are. The investigations are fun and engaging without the excessive periods of self-contemplation that characters endure in other books that are deemed intellectual or ‘deep’. Precious Ramotswe is a straightforward character who likes to help people solveContinue reading “Book Review – The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”

Book Review – The Nose by Nikolai Gogol

An absolutely absurd story but in a good way. It’s a classic piece of writing. No explanation is provided as to how The Nose ended up in the bread of barber Ivan Yakovlevich one morning and how the same nose disappeared from the face of Collegiate Assessor Kovalyov earlier that day. Ivan believes he mustContinue reading “Book Review – The Nose by Nikolai Gogol”

Book Review – The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

A lovely book that is easy to read in the way that Agatha Christie’s and Georges Simenon’s books are. The investigations are fun and engaging without the excessive periods of self-contemplation that characters endure in other books that are deemed intellectual or ‘deep’. Precious Ramotswe is a straightforward character who likes to help people solveContinue reading “Book Review – The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”

Book Review – Whose Body

I’m not a big fan of this book indeed of the whole of the Lord Peter Wimsey series. It’s a bit too much like Bertie Wooster being a detective, with a similar background of wealthy people, privilege, and well-connected friends. The actual murder is contrived as is the way the body is placed where it’sContinue reading “Book Review – Whose Body”

Robinson Crusoe – Book Review

Robinson Crusoe is a classic story inspired by the experience of Alexander Selkirk marooned for 4 years and 4 months on the largest of the Juan Fernandez Islands 400 miles off Valparaiso, Chile. This is a story that builds up slowly and becomes more and more readable as the time passes. It is a testimonyContinue reading “Robinson Crusoe – Book Review”