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Book Review: The Con Man by Ed McBain

I’m really getting into McBain’s 87th Precinct series now, and this, the fourth installment, may be my favourite so far. It follows the standard formula, dealing with the same bunch of detectives and moving on the strands and subplots from the previous stories. 290 more words


Book Review: Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Having bought an omnibus of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom stories I decided to continue with this one, and was pleasantly surprised by how much it strays off the formula of the adventures thus far. 439 more words


Book Review: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

A few years ago I went to see the Matthew Vaughn movie Stardust and was thoroughly charmed by it. It was a sweet, funny and engaging fantasy story and when I found out it was based on a Neil Gaiman book it was mentally added to my “to read list”, however, this list is now so long that it wasn’t until now that I actually got around to reading it. 436 more words


Book Review: The Pusher by Ed McBain

This third outing for the men of the 87th Precinct is a fantastic read, with McBain continuing to show his skills as a tough, witty writer of punchy crime fiction and he boasts a fine ear for dialogue. 327 more words


Book Review: The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

I’m not going to lie I was pretty keen to read this because the previous installment in the Barsoom series ended on a massive cliffhanger, with John Carter being separated from his love, Dejah Thoris who as the time sealed vault closed was being attacked at knife point by a woman Carter had spurned. 381 more words


Steel & Sky

Author: Ren Cummins
Series: Tales of the Dead Man

Age/Audience: Tweens

Genre/Style: Adventure

Read If You Like: Steampunk that reads like fantasy, Kenneth Oppel’s Airborn… 308 more words

Book Reviews - Fiction

Book Review: The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Having been a little disappointed by the first of John Carter’s adventures on Mars, this has sat waiting on my Kindle for quite some time, but looking for a quick, easy read and having enjoyed Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan adventures I thought I’d give it another go. 500 more words