‘Absurd Past/Future Mashup’ Score: 4/5 What an absurd book this is! I bought this after I read Cory Doctorow’s recent mention of it and I’m glad I did. The premise is absurd, the actions absurd, and the characters absurd. Love it! The absurdity is there to satirise some aspects of society and business (as seen from the 1992 perspe…

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‘Beautifully Written, Desperately Sad’ Score: 2/5 I didn’t enjoy this book. It’s not that it’s badly written - it’s beautifully written, it really brings across the textures of the Australian outback and the people involved. It was all just so sad though. Such pain and misery on every page. I don’t think I could bring myself to read another book from this author.

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‘Far Too Many Clichés’ Score: 3/5 I enjoyed the previous books by this author but this one felt a bit ‘forced’. I’m not sure how best to describe it. The first few chapters were really not good. They felt very clichéd, and the awful ‘CIA Agent Profile’ at the beginning of the book did not help matters. The book did warm up, improving right up until the end. But it was starting from a very low be…

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‘First Of The Reachers’ Score: 4/5 Yeah, another Jack Reacher book. I still have about a dozen of these to go, all in a stack, waiting for me. It’s lucky they’re so readable. This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, so I found out a bit more about his background. It still amazes me how plainly Tom Cruise plays him in films when there’s a lot more going on than appears. And also that Jack Re…

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‘Is My Memory Going?’ Score: 4/5 It was interesting, being taken back to Northern Ireland in 1981. It’s not (quite) how I remember it. The main events, sure. They’re fine. It’s the little things that didn’t really fit for me. Here’s one trivial thing: at one point, the protagonist unplugs his (landline) phone. Back in 1981, where I lived in Belfast didn’t have phones with plugs. All our phones (insta…

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