Category Archives: Books

Final Frontier (Star Trek)

This 1988 Star Trek novel is a deserving prequel to the original series. If they ever decide to do another “Prime Universe” series prequel (which I doubt they would) then this is it. This is what a prequel series should … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Federation – The First 150 Years

This review is based on the book itself and not the version with the Admiral Sulu voice stand and pull outs at the back. The book is a rather fun in universe look at the birth of the Federation up … Continue reading

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The Sherlockian

The Sherlockian is a fairly quick read. It’s in the vein of the likes of Dan Brown, Sam Bourne & Jed Rubenfeld. One of those novels that takes a myth or small mystery and spins a larger yarn from it, … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

It was with some trepidation that I started reading ‘Order of the Phoenix’, the longest book in the Harry Potter series. Reading ‘The Goblet of Fire’ last year had been at times somewhat of a chore. That compounded with the … Continue reading

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Get Carter Book

Written by Ted Lewis in 1970 and also known as ‘Jack’s return Home‘ the book was retitled as ‘Get Carter‘ to capitalize on the success of the 1971 film starring Michael “you’re a big man but you’re out of shape” … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

I remember fondly coming home one day to find my Granny reading this book. She always had to keep up with things that were popular. It was around book 4 when I actually heard the word Harry Potter crop up … Continue reading

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Charles Bukowski

It’s hard to find the right words that will do justice when writing about Charles Bukowski. Not because of his complexity but because he is someone whom you can’t label as this or that. You can try, and some have. … Continue reading

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World War Z

As so often happens I go through phases of really liking some genre. Over the past years it was Vampire movies, than Frankenstein’s Monster (patient zero?) and this year is the year of the Zombie. I had zero interest in … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Much like the movies the tone of the books start to take a darker turn with repeated scenes of Harry hearing the final scream of his Mother before she dies trying to save him. We also have Harry wanting to … Continue reading

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Edge

Suzuki Koji has mentioned in past interviews that while he was writing ‘Ring’ he didn’t know where the story was going or how it was going to end. I don’t know if he has the same method of writing with … Continue reading

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