One of us is Lying

By Shalini Boland The title reminds me so much of the famous ABBA song ‘One of us.’ABBA were such a great band, you could spot an ABBA tune on the radio, even if you’ve never heard it before, melodramatic, haunting harmonies, the clear nigh on innocent voices of the two female vocalists, angelic incantations that …

The Real James Bond

By Jim Wright An interesting read, though didn’t really follow much direction. Was it a book about James Bond, the secret agent. Or was it a book about Ian Fleming, the author and ex-Royal Navy officer? Or Maybe about ornithology, the study of birds? Or maybe about the history of spying and undercover shenanigans, particularly …

The Big Trip Up Yonder. Kurt Vonnegut Jr

Interesting short story, in the science fiction genre, though seemed very down to earth(no pun intended!)The story highlights how a new potion has been invented that elongates peoples lives, so the world becomes really over populated with many members of the public living well into their third century. Unfortunately this means that the earth is …

Beyond Lies The Wub. Phillip K Dick

An enjoyable short story, about crew of a spaceship that had to stop off on it’s way between two far stretched destinations to pick up supplies. Whilst there, one of the crew comes back with a pig like creature which he had purchased off a local tribe. The remainder of the crew agree to let …

The study of animal languages. Lindsey Stern

I have never been a fan of books that seem to throw lots of high brow technical bits and pieces into a mix with an attempt at structural, understandable prose. This book unfortunately is a very fine example of this. Here we have an intellectual couple, looking rather sour in their marriage. She is writing …

Book Review: The Handmaids Tail, by Margaret Atwood

Considering that this book was first published in 1985, it certainly seems to show certain prophetic tendancies. People talk of such books like 1984 by George Orwell and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury being warning voices from the past about how certain negative aspects of our lives today have been predicted within the pages of …

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