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For the Joy of Reading: The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

This is Philip Pullman’s attempt to come to grips with the contradictions in the Gospels, and to explain how they came about through the writing of a novel.    612 more words

Books And Reading

Sal - Mick Kitson

Sometimes I like to read books purely for fun or relaxation. When I was at University I read an awful lot of Mills and Boon romances – as a sort of sorbet to all the Shakespeare, Dante and revenge tragedy – and sometimes that is just what I need. 475 more words


Book No 5 (2018) The Humans

Train journeys are a great way to crack on with a good book, so I looked forward to starting Matt Haig’s ‘The Humans‘ on the way to London. 400 more words


Waiting for the Last Bus by Richard Holloway

Theology rarely appears on this blog, though I have a dual degree in English and Religion and read a fair number of books with religious themes. 548 more words

Nonfiction Reviews

For the Joy of Reading: Gone Are The Leaves

This is an extraordinary book in so many ways.   Anne Donovan is a marvel.   She has created an entirely believable world and a story which is a puzzle inside a mystery surrounded by an enigma.   513 more words

Books And Reading

Bloody January and I'll Keep You Safe - Herald Reviews

Bloody January

Alan Parks

Canongate, £12.99

I’ll Keep You Safe

Peter May

Quercus, £18.99

Review by Shirley Whiteside

TARTAN Noir may be a useful marketing term that helps sell… 749 more words

Book Reviews

The Hoarder by Jess Kidd #bookreview


Maud Drennan – underpaid carer and unintentional psychic – is the latest in a long line of dogsbodies for the ancient, belligerent Cathal Flood. 667 more words