Thursday, November 27, 2014

Funny Girl

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby, one of my very favourite authors.

  • When you start reading it, you don't want to stop.
  • You wish you actually lived in the 1960s.
  • You want to ask the author what made him decide to write about a fictitious comedienne. 
  • You Google her to make sure she's fictitious. 
  • You wonder - in a good way - what life is all about.
  • When you finish reading, you email the author to tell him there's no way you're waiting 5 years for a new novel.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction by Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett is an excellent author, not only because his imagination created the magical Discworld, but also because he can write. I mean, really write. He understands grammar. He knows how to structure the piece. And his trademark sense of humour doesn't hurt, either.

A Slip of the Keyboard is a worthwhile collection of his non-fiction: articles, speeches, musings. From topics as diverse as Alien Christmas and Old Timers Disease (read the book to find out), he spins an enchanted web with which to capture his readers.

If you love Discworld, read this book, too.


Thursday, November 06, 2014

Murder @ Work - #2 in the Christine Chamberlain series

 
Now on Kindle

Have you ever had a Boss From Hell? Not someone who's basically nice except on their off-peak days... we're talking about a Verbal Abuser who can't be sued or fired. Seduced by the heat of a South African summer, would you be tempted to tamper with his tea a little... just a little... ???