Colin Knight

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Colin Knight was born in Manchester, England to working class parents – his father painted houses and drove delivery trucks; his mother worked in a retirement home. He and his four siblings shared a small three-bedroom house on an unremarkable city owned housing estate ten miles from the city centre. From seven to sixteen years old, he held newspaper and milk delivery jobs, which he did, before school. Educated to state standards, at an experimental public high-school for boys, Colin graduated at sixteen with minimum credentials. At eighteen, he joined an American international company as a general office helper. By twenty-three Colin had developed an aptitude for product management and marketing. His career with the American company provid ...more

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The Dry by Jane Harper
The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1)
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A good crime novel, well written, with characters to care about and plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing, however, could do with a few thrills and some suspense; a very readable story for the beach, pool or cottage.
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The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton
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I tried. After reading my first space opera, The Expanse by Daniel Abraham, I looked forward to the promise of The Reality Dysfunction; and the promise did materialize – for the first few chapters. Then it labored. I stopped and restarted three times ...more
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Dark Intelligence by Neal Asher
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A good story, decent dystopia, and fairly interesting characters, undermined by a tepid motive, a 'rose colored glasses' ending, and about 100 pages too many.
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The North Water by Ian McGuire
The North Water
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With abundant violence and gratuitous vulgarity, McGuire presents a raw and informative insight to the brutal world of 18th century Arctic whale hunting through the struggle between Drax, an irreverent and evil antagonist, and Summer, a disgraced, fo ...more
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A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré
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Oh M. le Carre. What have you done? Or in this case, what haven’t you done? I managed to reach the end of A Legacy of Spies, not because it was a riveting, suspense filled, plot-driven story, but because I was stubborn and hopeful. Stubborn, in that ...more
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Pure Red Sand An Expensive Retreat by M Negrijn
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Pure Red Sand is a story of a woman who overcomes personal demons, insecurities, commitment issues and enemies against a backdrop of a mining colony on Mars. This is a romantic SF story with little substantive SF. The central premise for the conflict ...more
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Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Dark Matter
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Began well, good premise, and a firm pace that kept me engaged. Then pace slowed as the protagonist visited too many 'other dimensions' which were generic futures used in numerous dystopyian stories. Story lost its way when 'multiples' converged lead ...more
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