Category Archives: All Book Reviews

With dreams of working in a publishing house as a proofreader or editor, I have ensured that I put my spare time to good use by reading as many books as possible. I then decided to start reviewing books in the same way I review movies and music.
More reviews to come…
– I Am Missing – Tim Weaver
– Radio Girls – Sarah-Jane Stratford
– Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
– Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
– Summer at Tiffany’s – Karen Swan
– The Summer Without You – Karen Swan
– Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling
– The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop – Clare Balding
– Mystery In White : A Christmas Crime Story – J. Jefferson Farjeon
– A Murder Is Announced – Agatha Christie
– 4.50 From Paddington – Agatha Christie
– By The Pricking Of My Thumbs – Agatha Christie
– Lawyer For The Cat – Lee Robinson
– The Stopping Place – Helen Slavin
– Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie
– Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

Murder on the Orient Express

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‘Um. No.’ – My review in brief of both the film and book.

I read the book then immediately watched the film, but ultimately they were both disappointing. (The film, more so.)

I am a huge Agatha Christie fan and have read a fair few of her books, but despite its fame, Murder on the Orient Express is by far the biggest disappointment – mostly due to the ending… Continue reading

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Into the Water – Paula Hawkins

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Firstly, I will save the suspense and answer your call; ‘no’, it’s not as good as Girl on the Train. Nevertheless, it is a fantastic book in its own right. Keeping Paula Hawkins’s style of short chapters from different characters’ points of view, you’ll find your self on the final chapter without even realising it… Continue reading

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I Am Missing – Tim Weaver

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Within five days of reading it whenever I could steal an hour or two, I finished I Am Missing. I breathed a massive sigh of relief; I had been carrying a heavy burden over the last five days. I lived and breathed this story, and I felt as though I had experienced this mystery first-hand. Needless to say, I’m feeling emotionally exhausted now.

As the story is written in first-person (rather effectively too), I felt like I was walking in the protagonist David Raker’s shoes. After Raker meets the man without any memory, ‘Richard Kite’, I felt like I had reached a dead-end along with Raker – despite only being five chapters in. It’s a missing person’s case where the missing person is standing right in front of him… Where on earth do you start to figure out who he is and where he’s come from? … Continue reading

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