Cover Title , Author, Year Summary Rating First / Last read Tags

Bleeding Edge

Author : Author Thomas Pynchon

Published: 2013

New York early noughties in aftermath of dot-com crash. Maxine, an unlicensed fraud investigator wanders through the wreckage.


Ave. 7 of 2 reviews
7 30 Nov -0001

Sat 26 Nov 2022

fiction

Troubles

unlisted author

No summary or synopsis available

(no review)


Sat 1 Oct 2022

fiction

The Black Swan
The Impact of the Highly Improbable

unlisted author

No summary or synopsis available

(no review)


Thu 1 Sep 2022

non-fiction

Ross Poldark
Poldark Series Book 1

Author : Author Winston Graham

Published: 1945

Synopsis extract: Ross Poldark returms from soldiering in the American war of independance slightly wounded to discover the girl he intended to marry (Elizabeth) has just married his cousin Francis. ...

Synopsis 186 words

15 Aug 2022

Mon 15 Aug 2022

fiction

The Apothecary's Daughter
orig. The Angel Gateway

Author : Author Jane Adams

Published: 2000

Parallel stories

(no review)

Mon 15 Aug 2022

fiction

Inherent Vice

Author : Author Thomas Pynchon

Published: 2009

Stoner & PI 'Doc' Sportello explores the underbelly of 1971ish LA looking into the apparent disappearance of his ex girlfried and her new property developer boyfriend. It rapidly gets more complicated than that.

Synopsis 77 words

Sun 14 Aug 2022

fiction

Last Stories

unlisted author

No summary or synopsis available

(no review)


Mon 1 Aug 2022

fiction

The Lost Apothecary

Author : Author Sarah Penner

Published: 2021

Late 18th century London discovered by an american woman visiting London - murders were committed.

Synopsis 138 words

27 Jul 2022

Wed 27 Jul 2022

fiction

Circe

Author : Author Madeline Miller

Published: 2018

The true story of a minor goddess

Synopsis 359 words

Sat 16 Jul 2022

fiction

Emotionally Weird

Author : Author Kate Atkinson

Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

22 Jun 2022

Wed 22 Jun 2022
Tue 28 Jun 2022

fiction

Hamnet

Author : Author Maggie O'Farrell

Published: 2020

Shakespeare's son who died aged 9 and became the hero of a tragedy

Fri 24 Jun 2022
Wed 22 Jun 2022

fiction

The Wee Free Men

Author : Author Terry Pratchett

No summary or synopsis available

03 Jun 2022

Fri 3 Jun 2022
Wed 15 Jun 2022

fiction

Kafka on the Shore

Author : Author Murakami

No summary or synopsis available

06 Jun 2022

Mon 6 Jun 2022
Mon 13 Jun 2022

fiction

Winterkill
Dark Iceland 6

Author : Author Ragnar Jonasson

Published: 2020

Back in Siglufjörður with Ari Thor, now police inspector for the town, as a girl dies and his partner and child visit for Easter weekend

Wed 18 May 2022

fiction

Wyrd Sisters

Author : Author Terry Pratchett

Published: 2014

Macbeth meets Discworld

Synopsis 44 words

Wed 20 Apr 2022

fiction

Grasshopper

Author : Author Barbara Vine

Published: 2000

Death falling from a pylon and death and near-death falling from a roof recounted eleven years later by 30-something Clodagh

Sat 2 Apr 2022

fiction

Whiteout
Dark Iceland 5

Author : Author Ragnar Jonasson

Published: 2017

Mixing the past and present again as Ari Thor investigates a death at a remote house on a headland by a lighthouse.

Synopsis 66 words

Sat 19 Mar 2022

fiction

The Old Ways
A Journey on Foot

Author : Author Robert Macfarlane

Published: 2012

An account of 16 walks, or track followings, in the form of psycho-geographical poetic meditations.

Synopsis 30 words

Tue 1 Mar 2022

non-fiction

The Anarchy
The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

Author : Author William Dalrymple

Published: 2019

The rise of the East India Company from small trading organisation to the first global corporation more powerful than a coumtry

Sun 27 Feb 2022

non-fiction

Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay

unlisted author

Published: 1956

Based on interviews with old people in a traditional Suffolk farming village (Braxhall, near Woodbridge) during the early 1950's - remembering the pre-mechanisation farming and village life.

Wed 19 Jan 2022

non-fiction

The Creak on the Stairs

Author : Author Eva Bjoerg AEgisdottir

Published: 2020

A murder resulting from child abuse 30 years ago in a small town community

Synopsis 124 words

Wed 5 Jan 2022

fiction

The Sea, the Sea

Author : Author Iris Murdoch

Published: 1978

Theatre luvvy actor/director star retires to house by sea.

Sun 2 Jan 2022

fiction

The Web of Meaning

Author : Author Jeremy Lent

Published: 2021

Pulling it all together - everything is connected and we need to really know or live that

13 Dec 2021

Mon 13 Dec 2021

non-fiction

How to Blow Up a Pipeline

Author : Author Andreas Malm

Published: 2021

Not an instruction manual but an argument for doing it.

Synopsis 133 words

Tue 23 Nov 2021

non-fiction

The Gustav Sonata

Author : Author Rose Tremain

Published: 2017

Only in their sixties do Gustav and Anton achieve their destiny

Synopsis 77 words

Sun 21 Nov 2021

fiction

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