Author Interview – Richard Easter My Eleventh Author Interview is with the irrepressible Richard Easter, who in his book Cover Stories has taken eight classic songs, and given them an excellent backstory. He talks here about The General Theory of Haunting, part of a spooky trilogy. He spends the bulk of his time, when writing, … Continue reading Author Interview – Richard Easter
Summary: This novel tells the story of the birth of New York, from its early days in 1609 and the arrival of Henry Hudson on the river that now bears his name, to the emergence and consolidation of the Dutch in the late 1640’s. It is told, in the third person, primarily from the point … Continue reading New York 1609 – Harald Johnson
Summary: This is one of those books where you can get a whole load of squeamish and interesting facts and stories, that can be thrown casually into conversation. Plot: The author takes us through a journey over ten chapters, covering areas such as the Wisdom of the Ancients [interesting approach to contraception, for example, and … Continue reading How To Remove A Brain – David Haviland
This is an account of a murder that happened in 1840, that caused massive uproar at the time, and brought into sharp focus the effects of the “Newgate novels” onto society, an argument that still has parallels in today’s world (e.g. the effect of video games).
History through a slowed-down lens.
My tenth interview is with chatty and bubbly Wendy Drinkwater, who wrote Hobbs’s Horrific Arts and Gifts, a fun, entertaining take of the horror genre. Wendy looks after her two cats, and her husband, while fitting in a busy work schedule at a non-profit! However, she will ALWAYS find time for a cat-natter! She SAYS … Continue reading Author Interview – Wendy Drinkwater
Eye-witness to the struggle that is caring for an Alzheimer's patient.
Magic and Wonder in the Emporium
Summary: A science fiction novel set many, many years into our future, it features a thrown-together group, each with their own personal quest, who unite to solve a mystery. Main Characters: Cal: A drifter, scavenger and deadbeat, he lives on and off the lowest rung of society. Prae: Long-lived human, from the original race of … Continue reading The Fifth Era Of Man – Joshua Barker
This is a long overdue post! I went offline from Dec 22, and didn’t really re-connect until early January. There was so much going on in the early New Year that I lost track of reviews, and only now am catching up! I got to do seven books in December, which is a reflection … Continue reading December 18 Wrap-up!