Monthly Archives: September 2016

“The Hungry Years” by William Leith

I picked up this book in Biblus, a local bookshop and bought it because on the cover there was a quote: “This hilarious, self-lacerating memoir of a compulsive eater is a superb book.” It was also reasonably priced at 6.95 … Continue reading

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“Along Came a Spider” by James Patterson

This was the novel that introduced Alex Cross to the world. This is a plot driven book with short chapters, that keeps you turning the pages to find out what will happen. Two children are kidnapped from a top private … Continue reading

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“And Thereby Hangs a Tale” by Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer for all his faults can tell a good tale. This is a collection of fifteen short stories, ten of which are apparently based on true events, as Mr Archer did time for perjury, his handle on what might … Continue reading

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“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” by Jeff Kinney

Yay!! No School ! This is the ninth book about Greg Heffley (the Wimpy Kid) of the title. Greg is looking forward to a long summer doing nothing but watching TV and playing video games. Unfortunately for Greg, his mother … Continue reading

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“The Innocent” by Ian McEwan

Leonard Marnham is an innocent abroad in 1950s Berlin. An engineer with the post office he is sent to Berlin to work on an operation with the Americans to listen into the Russian phone lines. Leonard is 25, and has … Continue reading

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“As I Died Laughing” by David Lloyd

This is the first “book” I have read on my phone. My phone has a Kindle app, not sure how it compares with an actual Kindle, as I have never used one. It was an interesting experience, I’m still more … Continue reading

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“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J K Rowling

So much has already been said about the Harry Potter books and films, the unicorn’s hair is nearly poking out. I’m sure most of those who want to read it have and those who haven’t simply aren’t interested. I use … Continue reading

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