Thursday, May 13, 2021

“Nuclear Winter Armageddon” by Bobby Akart – Dawn of Extinction


Nuclear Winter Armageddon by Bobby Akart (Book cover)
Bobby Akart is keen on reminding us where our nuclear ambitions might lead us one day through his Nuclear Winter Series. In the second book, titled Nuclear Winter Armageddon, we continue the story of the Albright family as they must learn to navigate a new world frozen by the consequences of atomic warfare, trekking across the landscape in search of safety from the countless dangers of the new world.

Sunday, May 09, 2021

“The Last House on Needless Street” by Catriona Ward – The Unseen Home of Lunacy


The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward (Book cover)
Catriona Ward injected some much needed fresh blood into the horror genre with her recent publication of The Last House on Needless Street. It tells the strange and somewhat surreal story of a man living with his daughter and cat in a run-down house... a man whose new neighbour suspects him of being a serial killer, responsible for the disappearance of a young girl despite supposedly having an alibi.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

“Animal, Vegetable, Junk” by Mark Bittman – The Ignored Shaper of History


Animal, Vegetable, Junk by Mark Bittman (Book cover)
Mark Bittman has spent much of his career exploring the topic of food from every possible angle, and most recently he published the culmination of many years of effort and research, titled Animal, Vegetable, Junk

In it, he explores human history and its progression when viewed through the scope of its consistent need for food, arguing it played a pivotal role in shaping our civilization, and might play an even more critical role in its decline.

Friday, April 23, 2021

“Journey to Munich” by Jacqueline Winspear – Into the Jaws of the Beast


Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear (Book cover)
Jacqueline Winspear has put Maisie Dobbs through the meat grinder of adventurism time and time again, sending her perhaps into the den of the most dangerous beast she has ever faced in Journey to Munich

Tasked with retrieving a British subject about to be released from prison in Dachau, Maisie must venture deep into Hitler's Germany, and her Secret Service has some ideas about the whole situation.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

“Nuclear Winter First Strike” by Bobby Akart – The Mother of All Conflicts


Nuclear Winter First Strike by Bobby Akart (Book cover)
Bobby Akart has proven himself as a true literary master capable of reflecting on the more pressing topics for humanity through his book series. Recently, he started a new one titled Nuclear Winter First Strike, and in it, we are told the story of humanity as it stands on the verge of a nuclear Armageddon, facing the very real possibility of total extinction.

Monday, April 19, 2021

“The 6th Target” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro – Three-headed Crime Wave


The 6th Target by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Book cover)
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro have really claimed the Women's Murder Club as their collective effort over time, and they were never afraid to experiment with the story, as they did in The 6th Target

In it, we follow three different plots: the shooting of Claire and the subsequent courtroom drama, a series of assaults and kidnappings in Cindy's apartment building, and a kidnapping investigated by Lindsay Boxer.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

“Light Perpetual” by Francis Spufford – The Infinite Value of a World


Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford (Book cover)

Francis Spufford really distinguished himself from the crowd recently with the publication of Light Perpetual, a novel which has garnered much acclaim in its short time on the shelves. 

It's a work of historical fiction, tracing the infinite possibilities in the fates of five young children who tragically lose their lives in a bombing run on London in 1944.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

“The Brass Queen” by Elizabeth Chatsworth – Raising an Invisible Army


The Brass Queen by Elizabeth Chatsworth (Book cover)
Elizabeth Chatsworth has recently entered onto the full-fledged authorship stage with the publication of her first novel, The Brass Queen. It tells the story of Miss Constance Haltwhistle, a rogue, arm-dealing baroness who finds herself thrust into a search for a scientist who apparently managed to discover an invisibility serum.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

“A Dangerous Place” by Jacqueline Winspear – Savage Politics on the Rock


A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear (Book cover)
Jacqueline Winspear has subjected Maisie Dobbs to more life experiences than most of us could ever imagine or wish for, and in the eleventh book in The Maisie Dobbs series, titled A Dangerous Place, she returns for another round of intrigue. Finding herself in Gibraltar, Maisie becomes embroiled into a web of political intrigue following the murder of a photographer.

Friday, March 19, 2021

“Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro - The Many Questions Surrounding Love


Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (Book cover)
Kazuo Ishiguro represents a unique breed of authors, the kind capable of thinking outside any box imposed by genres or expectations. In his first novel since winning the Nobel prize in Literature, titled Klara and the Sun, he tells the story of a solar-powered artificial intelligence companion and all learns during its life amidst a dysfunctional family.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

“Every Last Fear” by Alex Finlay – A Lineage without Peace

Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay (Book cover)
Alex Finlay made plenty of waves before even publishing his first novel, Every Last Fear, which was considered by numerous publications as one of the year's most anticipated books. 

It tells the story of a young man, NYU student Matt Pine, whose family has been found dead from an apparent gas leak. Unconvinced, he sets out to discover the truth, in the process being reminded this isn't the first time his family finds itself under a criminal spotlight.

Thursday, March 04, 2021

“The 5th Horseman” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro – Three-Headed Hydra

The 5th Horseman by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Book cover)

James Patterson and Maxine Paetro have, over the course of many novels, become the faces of the Women's Murder Club series, a partnership which began over a decade ago. 

The 5th Horseman is the second book co-authored by the two writers, and in it we follow Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer's investigation into a mysterious string of patient deaths at a hospital with more than a few things to hide, as well as two other killers leaving their mark in the area.