Book Reviews

Tooth And Nail

By Ian Rankin Have been promising myself to read the full set of 'Rebus' books by Ian Rankin and I've just finished the third in the series. Rankin is a master of crime fiction. Good snappy writing, well paced and inventive. The story and plot lines are simple yet not easily worked out, which makes them 'unputdownable'. I read non-stop, intent on getting to the end of Tooth And Nail (originally entitled: Wolfman). And what an ending.  Both suspenseful and witty. I was literally laughing … [Read More...]

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Lose Yourself Or …

I was going to write a short piece on the new Hobbit movie The Desolation of Smaug, but I got sidetracked by another film I watched last night - Last Love - starring Michael Caine and Clémence Poésy (of 'Tunnel' fame <- if you haven't watched this, it's a remake of the Scandinavian crime drama 'The Bridge' - both excellent). Anyway, Last Love is the story of a retired, and widowed, American philosophy professor [living in Paris] and a young [lonely] Parisian woman. Maybe it's the time … [Read More...]

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HellsBelles

Introduced to this excellent band on Twitter (it is good for everything!). I've just been listening to them here and I really like their sound. The next snippets of info are from their FB page  HellsBelles - the original British heavy metal … [Read More...]

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