Author: Nicholas J Finch

Book Review: Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars: ThrawnStar Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

And I finally finished the series, by reading the first one.

I’m not sure if I enjoyed this book more because I had read the others first, or because I was so enjoying watching the set ups that I knew flowed into the series.

I can say I very much like Eli Vanto’s character dearly, which did help bring a few things to light that I didn’t quite get when read the third book.

I highly recommend the series completely (though I would recommend starting with the first book!). The whole series is worth a few weekends. If there was one thing this book did highlight, is how much I loved Thrawn from when I first met him back from Heir To the Empire, and how much I love his character even more now.

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Book Review: Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1) by Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First off, this book isn’t very long, at just 198 pages on my digital copy from the library. It has, however, consumed most of my day.

It reads like Stephen King and the writers of ‘Lost’ had a child adept at fits of existential angst.

That there are two more books in this series doesn’t exactly thrill me into rushing out to read the rest of it, as I can’t help thinking it won’t satisfy me if I do.

It’s rather challenging on a level that’s hard to place, and forces the reader to question their own existential angst. This is not exactly a pleasant process even at the best of times and so trying to do it in midst of a pandemic and rampant, raging, uncontrolled stupidity everywhere, just seems to have added to the layers of this book I would rather leave well alone now.

Beautifully crafted work. But approach this book with caution.

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Book Review: The Gondola Maker (Venetian Artisans #2) by Laura Morelli

The Gondola Maker (Venetian Artisans #2)The Gondola Maker by Laura Morelli
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wonderful! Meticulously researched, written with humanity and passion, this story leapt at me and refused to let go.

Such honest, humble characterization was powerfully written, and none of the twists and turns were even remotely as I’d imagined they might be.

I highly recommend this book!

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Book Review: The Fourth Estate by Jeffrey Archer

The Fourth EstateThe Fourth Estate by Jeffrey Archer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Entertaining, amusing, horrifying, informative, and page turning – this book is everything I enjoy about Jeffrey Archer’s writing.

I have to admit it took me a while to realise that I was reading a fictionalized ‘take’ on the lives of Rupert Murdoch and Robert Maxwell – their scheming and their rivalry – but what this book left me with is the overwhelming recognition that some people will do anything, climb over anyone, lie, cheat, deceive in every single way they can, to get what they want, and to out do the next person.

It is also a wake up call for today, reminding me that when I am reading ‘the media’ I’m more than likely to be eating from someone else’s menu.

Townsend (Murdoch) and Armstrong (Maxwell) are as bad as each other in this story, right to the very end of it.

Fabulous stuff. I really couldn’t put it down for long!

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