Book review: Here I Am, by Jonathan Safran Foer, 2017

As I may have mentioned once or twice, I keep this blog as a record of what I read. If I don’t blog it’s probably because I haven’t been reading, but occasionally there are novels that really challenge my ability to say something interesting. ‘Here I Am’, Jonathan Safran Foer’s third novel, is a caseContinue reading “Book review: Here I Am, by Jonathan Safran Foer, 2017”

Book review: The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors by Dan Jones, 2017

It would be hard to write a boring history of the Knight’s Templars. They were a Christian military order originally founded during the early years of the Crusades to protect pilgrims travelling to Jerusalem and other holy sites in the very dangerous lands of the Middle East. The Order’s story is inextricably linked with thatContinue reading “Book review: The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors by Dan Jones, 2017”

Book review: Jacob’s Room is full of books – Susan Hill, 2017

‘Jacob’s Room is full of books‘ is Susan Hill’s very readable if (I have to say) unsubstantial  follow up to ‘Howard’s End is on the Landing’. Simply, it is a reading diary, a year of reading as the subtitle puts it.  Each month Hill mentions the books she has been reading, and these books then go on to triggerContinue reading “Book review: Jacob’s Room is full of books – Susan Hill, 2017”

Book Review: Goods Omen by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman 1990

Why haven’t I read “Good Omens” before now? That’s not a rhetorical question – tell me why no-one has thrust this book into my hands and said “You love Terry Pratchett and you think Neil Gaiman is pretty good as well, so read this, now”? As you can tell I feel slightly narked at theContinue reading “Book Review: Goods Omen by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman 1990”