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Flood of Fire
4.11
it was ok
Some books just get better for the long wait, alas Flood of Fire is not one of those. It would be better named a mouldy puchka, full of stale jal jira ...more
Jul 12, 2015
Jul 12, 2015
 
The Pagan Lord (The Saxon Stories, #7)
4.35
it was amazing
Uhtred is back in all his bloody glory, but, but, for the first time after many books, we can see some character development. God be praised..or gods ...more
Oct 26, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
 
The Empty Throne (The Saxon Stories, #8)
4.38
really liked it
Ok, spoiler alert. Still no Bebbanburg, but Uhtred is still on his conflicted, blood soaked mission to save Alfred's dream of a united England. For th ...more
Nov 24, 2014
Oct 30, 2014
 
Salt and Saffron
3.44
liked it
I enjoyed this book and am struck by the feeling that I know this person and the milieu - of course I don't - her being Paki and it being set in Karac ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
 
Fled
4.21
it was amazing
A book you cannot put down that transports you in the best way, not how the convicts were transported, from the damp forests of Cornwall to Australia ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2019
 
Sword Song (The Saxon Stories, #4)
4.30
really liked it
Uhtred appears again as Alfred's much maligned warlord with lots of gore and action. It's formulaic but I have to admit liking the action and even for ...more
Jun 23, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
 
Yuganta: The End of an Epoch
4.11
liked it
A series of essays on a demythologised Mahabharata was a frustrating mixture of omg I finally got it moments intersected with annoyances at the fragme ...more
Jul 17, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
 
Seveneves
3.99
liked it
The first part of the book is riveting, where the world prepares itself for inevitable destruction. There's a lot of technology, and detailed descript ...more
Mar 2016
Aug 01, 2016
 
Blanket of Stars: Thru-Hiking the Camino de Santiago (Travel Adventures Book 1)
4.46
it was amazing
An excellent read.
not set
May 22, 2018
 
Killing Jesus: A History
3.92
liked it
Killing Jesus purports to look at the plot to kill Jesus from s historical perspective. ..for a believer its a relief that this is not another sneerin ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2014
 
Tiddas
3.21
really liked it
The colours of Brisbane suffuse this delightful book of female friendship in the 21st century. It's Black, Blue and Purple with a hint of tears and a ...more
Sep 16, 2015
Sep 17, 2015
 
Swaraj
3.63
really liked it
I read this book because I happened to be in Delhi on the day(s) of the election, and soon after when the Aam Aadmi Party swept into power on their as ...more
Feb 25, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
 
Children of Dust: A Memoir of Pakistan
3.55
it was ok
Why is this called Children of Dust? The book is interesting, but it seems inauthentic, Ali is writing for a western audience, and their appears to be ...more
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
 
The Wedding Season
3.76
liked it
Mulitcultural Aussie chicklit complete with the usual themes of, well, chick lit. It follows the erratic path of SriLankan women in Australia as they ...more
May 26, 2013
May 30, 2013
 
The Village by the Sea
3.58
liked it
is this book charming or heartrending? Set in a village doomed for destruction by the advance of industrialisation, its also a coming of age story abo ...more
not set
Apr 28, 2012
 
The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #4)
3.97
liked it
This was an excellent beach read, if you like historical fiction. Set in the tumultous and bloody times of the War of the Roses, this is a richly imag ...more
Jan 2015
Jan 12, 2015
 
Go Set a Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird, #2)
3.31
really liked it
By the 15th, I couldn't wait, so I bought the book on Kindle, and read it last night, shutting my ears to all the brouhaha around it. There's no doubt ...more
Jul 16, 2015
Jul 16, 2015
 
Longbourn
3.63
really liked it
Longbourn was a great weekend read. Unlike some other books, it does nothing to change the characterisations of the characters in Pride and Prejudice, ...more
Feb 09, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
 
The Hindus: An Alternative History
3.67
really liked it
Is 600 pages enough for any history however alternative of a huge country and religion? Is 600 pages much too long for a reader in the age of twitter? ...more
not set
Mar 20, 2014
 
Lila (Gilead, #3)
3.91
really liked it
I had to put away all the books I was currently reading and pick this up when I saw that Marilynne Robinson had added to the Gilead saga, though saga ...more
Mar 19, 2015
Mar 19, 2015
 
Death of Kings (The Saxon Stories, #6)
4.30
really liked it
Uhtred delivers another tale of political mayhem and military swagger as Alfred nears death, and in its aftermath the Danes again seek to destroy the ...more
Jun 26, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
 
No Remorse
3.81
really liked it
No Remorse was a surprise..I bought the book to support an independent Brisbane author, because I think we should support creative people, particularl ...more
Aug 2013
Oct 27, 2013
 
Second Shift: Order (Shift, #2)
4.27
liked it
Hugh Howey continues to fill us in on the motivations of the trio who created the silos for the re-engineering of human society, as Donald/Troy is re- ...more
Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
 
A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher, #17)
4.02
liked it
Jack Reacher is back, after the last couple of books, I assumed he'd retired of old age - but this book is a shoe in..unlike the other books we have n ...more
Sep 07, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
 
Les Misérables
4.30
really liked it
I started this book because I wanted to see the movie, and had forgotten whether I had ever read this book. In a very short time, I found myself gripp ...more
Dec 19, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
 
The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown
3.82
liked it
This book is a careful collation of facts and dates to clear the fictions around the actual persons and events of those tumultous and murderous Tudors ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 12, 2012
 
Heretic (The Grail Quest, #3)
4.14
liked it
Heretic completes the initial trilogy (Harlequin and Vagabond being the first two) with Thomas Hookton the archer, finally meeting his cousin nemesis ...more
Oct 2013
Oct 01, 2013
 
Sharpe's Fortress (Sharpe, #3)
4.15
liked it
Picked up this book to read as I liked this authors Warlord series. The book is pretty good, action packed and quite believable. Cornwell displays his ...more
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
 
The Case of the Love Commandos (Vish Puri, #4)
3.93
liked it
Vish Puri of the Punjabi Baroque mansion class trots unwittingly into a botched Love Commando rescue initiated by Facecream. The rescue of Tulsi and R ...more
Jan 06, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
Agincourt
4.13
really liked it
Great book on Henry 5th's conquest of France. It's well researched and explains a lot, and gives you insights into how a small team (the English) won ...more
Aug 04, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
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