Category Archives : Book Reviews

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s official. The Neverending Story is my favourite novel ever. I first learned about this book when I saw the film of the same name – a film that I thought was pretty awful, I’ll have you know. […]

I wished it would never end

The Testament by John Grisham My rating: 4 of 5 stars A multimillionaire who dislikes all of his illegitimate children as much as they dislike him gives them to think he is leaving his fortune to them, but then commits suicide having actually bequeathed his fortune to his illegitimate and […]

Paints a fascinating picture

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming My rating: 5 of 5 stars In this first of the James Bond novels we are introduced to all the regular trappings of the series. Bond is a somewhat reckless secret agent who nevertheless always gets his man. He has a taste for high living […]

Establishing a cliché

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth My rating: 5 of 5 stars Apart from being a well written and very rich story, the amazing thing about this book and other Forsyth books is that they seem absolutely real. I don’t know where reality ends and fiction begins in his books. […]

It seemed so real