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Book Reviews: List of Book Reviews
I love reading and I love writing so I thought I’d combined the two and start writing book reviews once I finish a book. I’ve only just started so I haven’t done many yet and I’ve been quite busy recently trying to get more traffic to my other pages, so consequently I’ve been reading more than I’ve been writing. But I want to build up a proper collection and eventually I’d like ... well, I’d like for people to think of me for reviews, to get a reputation.
I would also like people to leave me recommendations of books they’ve enjoyed or that they’d like to have reviewed and I’ll write them on here and read them when I can.
My Book Reviews
Circle of Fire by Riva Shaw - Nick Trayer, the youngest warrior of the Circle of Fire, is dragged away from his wedding day by the King's guards in order to escort the Prince on his way back to the castle, but of course nothing is as easy as it seems.
Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs – When Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist, is called to a basement scene in Charlotte, North Carolina, it is the beginning of a case that will teach Brennan more about Devil Worship and Satanism then she could ever hope to know.
Empress Orchid by Anchee Min - Orchid goes to Forbidden City to compete to become one of the wives of the Emperor but when she is chosen she enters a whole new world of bribery, seduction and deceit that she has to find her place in.
Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier – Frenchman’s Creek is the story of Lady Dona St Columb who moves to the Cornish coast with her children to escape her stuffy life in high class London. When she meets a pirate though her life becomes more exciting than she ever thought possible.
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson – This book is the basis for the Hollywood blockbuster I Am Legend starring Will Smith, but I have to say I found that they were both very different. The book is good but (in my opinion) much darker and depressing than the film was, with all its Hollywood glamour.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel – Life of Pi won the Booker Prize in 2002 and as you get into the story you can see why; it’s like nothing else you’ve ever read or could ever imagine. Life of Pi is set in Pondicherry in India and describes the epic adventure of a sixteen year old boy, Pi.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - Memoirs of a Geisha is the story of nine year old Chiyo who is taken from her home in a small fishing village and sold into slavery in a okiya in Gion, the geisha district of Kyoto. Here she becomes Sayuri, one of the greatest Geisha ever.
The Conqueror Series by Conn Iggulen – Thus far only three of the four books in this series about the life of Genghis Khan have been published. Those are; Wolf of the Plains, Lords of the Bow and Bones of the Hills. The much anticipated fourth book will be published this September.
The Emperor Series by Conn Iggulden – Learn about the life of Julius Caesar in this four part epic series. Gates of Rome, Death of Kings, Field of Swords and Gods of War are the spellbinding books that create this sensational gripping series.
The Information Officer by Mark Mills – Set in World War Two Malta, as the locals struggle to cope with the constant bombardment from the Luftwaffe, Max Chadwick is sent in by the British to boost morale. When he discovers that someone has been murdering Maltese girls and that this person may be a British officer, he feels no matter what, he has to get to the bottom of it.
1688 by John E. Wills – 1688 is a comprehensive guide documenting what was happening around the world in this year. Not only focusing on the places but also on the important people that were leaving their mark on the world at this time.
Books To Review:
- Azincourt by Bernard Cornwall
Books To Read
- Name To A Face by Robert Goddard
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson