Book reviews

book reviewsAs a writer, I read a lot both for entertainment and to help me improve by studying other writers’ styles. I write book reviews, published in my blog, to share books that I think are especially noteworthy, for one reason or another. Below is a list of my book reviews published on this site, first organised by book title and then by author. Below is also a series of links to collected lists of books recommended for fans of particular styles or genres.


Book reviews by title


Arabian Nights a.k.a One Thousand and One Nights translated by Sir Richard F. Burton

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Carrie – by Stephen King

The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook (non-fiction) by Mark Bindle

In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster

Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Let the Right One In by John Lindqvist

The Long Walk by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman)

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Metro 2033 by Dmitri Glukhovsky

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Riddley Walker by Russel Hoban

Roadwork by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman)

Wool by Hugh Howey

Z for Zachariah by Robert O’Brien

Book reviews by author


Auster, Paul – In the Country of Last Things

Bindle, Mark – The Digital Filmmaking Handbook

Burton, Sir Richard F. – Arabian Nights a.k.a One Thousand and One Nights

Eliot, George – Middlemarch

Gaimain, Neil – American GodsAnansi Boys, Neverwhere

Glukhovsky, Dmitry – Metro 2033

Hoban, Russel – Riddley Walker

Howey, Hugh – Wool

King, Stephen – Carrie, The Long Walk (as Richard Bachman), Roadwork (as Richard Bachman)

Lindqvist, John – Let the Right One In

O’Brien, Robert – Z for Zachariah

Orwell, George – Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Thomas, Scarlet – The End of Mr Y

Wyndham, John – The Day of the Triffids

Lists of recommended books


Recommended books – an overall list of some of my all time favourite books.

2 books for clear, concise writingThe Elements of Style and Writing that Works, to improve your writing.

8 poker books with amazing stories – real life poker narratives from some of the most colourful characters in poker history

11 stand-out post-apocalyptic novels – exactly what it says it is!

If you have a book you’d like me to write a book review for that you think might appeal to me, please let me know.