As 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
Glukhovsky, Dmitry – Metro 2033
Hoban, Russel – Riddley Walker
Howey, Hugh – Wool
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 writing – The 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.