Sunday, 25 December 2016

Meah

 
 
I have to be honest and admit it was the title of this book that grabbed my attention. It must be my hidden teenager hiding inside reaching out. Also any book with a "Extreme Horror" warning on it screams read me.

Sick Bastards was OK but I honestly did not find it that disturbing. Yes there are some sections of the book that makes you cringe but overall its rather Vanilla in the context of "shock horror". I found that Matt Shaw has a very easy style of writing that drives the story along at a nice clip. The actual story is entertaining with a very nice twist at the end.

There was enough in this book for me to line up another one of Shaw's books to give a go. If I did not go into this book with the promise of extreme horror I may have gave it an extra star.
3 Stars

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Moon Over Soho


 
This second instalment of the Peter Grant series continues on with the excellent tone set by it's predecessor. Moon Over Soho is a great example of Urban Fantasy writing at its finest.

We are plunged back into the world of PC Peter Grant and the folly as he continues to learn about the hidden world of magic and river gods that inhabit London and it's surrounds. The story continues with out missing a beat as we are introduced to some new creatures of the night with a hint Jazz as always in the background.

All males be warned though there are part of this book that will make you will wince and have some fairly awful nightmares for at least a month. Ben Aaronovitch is onto a killer of a series that I believe has some serious legs. Book three is on the near horizon for me.
 
4 Stars

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Life on the Road

 
 
Not the most stellar book title going on but something about this book grabbed my attention. Truck driving is not my normal subject of choice. But as my reviews have shown you are often rewarded when you move out of your comfort zone.

So was this book worth the gamble? In my humble opinion hell yeah I had a blast reading this book and I already have some more truck tales lined up. Spirit of the road tells the story of a middle aged rookie as he starts his new career as a interstate truck driver. It takes us through all the ups and downs of the industry as seen from the drivers seat.    

3.5 Stars