In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

Rating:  8.5/10 Review: I have been wanting to read this novel for a very long time. Everyime I would look at the library stocks, inevitably the book would be out for loan. It is one of those novels that still, despite the years that have passed since it was released, inspires a kind of morbid … Continue reading In Cold Blood – Truman Capote


Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith

Rating: 7.5/10 Review: On 14 February 1994, Andrei Chikatilo was escorted from his prison cell to a soundproof room  and executed by a single shot behind his right ear. What had this man done to warrant such a punishment? We have all heard of "Jack the Ripper', but there was another ripper in history that … Continue reading Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith

Nod – Adrian Barnes

Rating: 8/10 Review: I found out last night that my brother's baby boy was about to arrive. You can't even imagine my excitement. The first of a new generation. Another little person in the family to mix things up. As luck would have it, I found this out at about 10:30pm and the excitement of … Continue reading Nod – Adrian Barnes


The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon