Tagged: Humor

To Cure The Humans by Douglas Lewis

Book Review | To Cure The Humans by Douglas Lewis

To Cure the Humans by Douglas Lewis popped up on Goodreads as a suggestion for something I might like. I’ve said it before, but the machines are getting closer to taking over, because they were spot on. I did like it! The story is well paced and filled with a cast of well-developed characters, this rather long novel (456 pages) kept me entertained from beginning to end. It’s funny without trying too hard (for the most part). The length took me...

Backpack by Emily Barr

Book Review | Backpack by Emily Barr

I was reminded of Backpack by Emily Barr when I saw she had recently released a new book. I bought Backpack many years ago now, a few years after its initial release (I’m thinking 2007?), so with a bit of digging through my cupboards I found the paperback copy and gave it a read. When I first saw this book, I remember thinking it was chick-lit (based on judging the book by its cover), not something I’d be interested in. But...

The Bride Wore Dead by EM Kaplan

Book Review | The Bride Wore Dead by EM Kaplan

This was a departure from the type of books I generally read, however I’m always willing to try new things. So I grabbed a copy of The Bride Wore Dead by EM Kaplan and cracked it open. Its categories on Amazon put it in the “Mystery / Cozy / Culinary” category. I never knew there was such a category, but I guess it makes sense. Thinking back, I do recall seeing detective shows on the TV where the semi-retired cop...

Gordan of Riss and the Malformed Sprite by Ryan Drake

Book Review | Gordan of Riss and the Malformed Sprite by Ryan Drake

Before last week I hadn’t heard of Ryan Drake, possibly because his first book – Gordan of Riss and the Malformed Sprite – was only published a little over a month ago. He came to my attention by combining a giveaway with some of my favourite authors (Robert Bevan, Steve Wetherell) plus others I haven’t yet read. Not being one to pass up a freebie or a bargain, I grabbed the sample and checked it out. In short: I was...

Hard Luck Hank by Steve Campbell

Book Review | Hard Luck Hank by Steve Campbell

Life is funny sometimes. I’ve been writing short stories on and off for many years, but only started publishing them in 2016. The first short I published was Storm View. I wrote the first draft a few years ago now, almost a full year (based on the timestamp of the draft) before I ever read the first book in the Hard Luck Hank series by Steven Campbell. Why am I bringing this up? Well, because purely by chance my short...

Book Review | Lamb by Christopher Moore

Book Review | Lamb by Christopher Moore

I admit it. I totally spaced and forgot to post my review of this book from when I was reading it back in September. No matter, I’m here to correct that. So, back in September I re-read Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore. Biff has been tasked by heaven to pen a new gospel, to fill the missing years of the Son of God before he was 30. As it turns out, those missing years were...

Far Into The Dark by Steve Wetherell

Book Review | Far Into The Dark by Steve Wetherell

Regular visitors may notice I’ve reviewed a lot of books by Steve Wetherell, and the reason I guess should be obvious. I’m a huge fan of the books he puts out! A few days ago I bought this one, Far Into The Dark, after being reminded of it through a Facebook post. Mister Wetherell was sharing the new cover art for Far Into The Dark (previously titled “Into The Black”, but renamed to separate it from a bunch of others of the...

Book Review | Shoot The Dead by Steve Wetherell

I could not put this one down. Metaphorically of course, because since buying it I’ve slept and ate and whatnot, but let’s not let trivial things like that get in the way of good hyperbole. So to backtrack a little, I bought a copy of Shoot the Dead by Steve Wetherell yesterday, and read 80%* of it in one go, then finished it this morning. I’ve mentioned recently in other reviews I’m not one who really likes to go and read...

Book Review | Agents of the Internet Apocalypse by Wayne Gladstone

Agents of the Internet Apocalypse is the second book of the Internet Apocalypse trilogy by Wayne Gladstone, so if you haven’t read the first one (Notes from the Internet Apocalypse) you really should. While you probably could get away without reading it, you really should read it first. Two reasons: It’s also a really good book, and Book 2 will make a little more sense. Agents of the Internet Apocalypse starts a few months after the end of book 1...

Book Review | The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Miller

“Dinnie, an overweight enemy of humanity, was the worst violinist in New York, but was practicing gamely when two cute little fairies stumbled through his fourth-floor window and vomited on the carpet.” As opening lines go that’s an absolute clanger. Over on Amazon and Goodreads, The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Miller gets a lot of mixed reviews, with lots of people hating it, but many more people loving it. I’m most certainly in the latter category, having now...