November’s Bookshelf

I finished Clash of Kings aka GofT Book 2.  I’ve got another person in the office reading it now… I’ll definitely be having a break from Game of Thrones for a while.  There was a lot of what I’d call posturing.  Lots of description of who is who but not a great deal happens.  There were some small deviations from the TV series and characters that simply don’t exist in the TV GofT world that actually made a lot of sense.

As a complete deviation Cover The Mirrors was a little odd.  It would make a great BBC2 mini period drama but I will admit to not fully understanding where the lead character was coming from at times.  There is also a graphic scene of illegal abortion that I’m not sure was entirely needed.  Overall it was an okay book but I won’t be going out of my way to see what else the author has penned.

I forced myself to read something that’s been on my Kindle app from installation:

The Kindest Thing

I even went back on Amazon to remind myself what this was supposed to be about because the cover looked distinctly chic-lit and well average.  I was surprised it has 4-5* reviews and the subject matter is actually about a woman being imprisoned for assisting her terminally ill husband to commit suicide.  It was a wonderfully written book about a controversial issue.  This one really pulls at your heart-strings but don’t let that put you off at all.

I managed to squeeze in The Lost World:

The Lost World

I loved the cinematic version of this classic – totally my kind of film, even down to the plasticine dinosaurs – and always thought it was a Jules Verne book.  I was therefore even more intrigued that it was actually written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  I read the Complete Sherlock a few years back so I kind of knew I’d like this book and it didn’t disappoint.  Read it you love Journey to The Centre of The Earth and King Solomons Mines.  Best point is that they’re free on Kindle!

Over the past week I’ve been reading on of the James Herbert books I mentioned last month:


I enjoyed the first half but as I’m nearing the end it’s becoming increasingly more unbelievable?  I’m loving the main character (a private investigator) and his ‘dreams’ but the obviously suspicious suave and sophisticated Doctor I feel is a little to obvious.  Put it this way I’ve already guessed how it’d going to end.

Next up will be Ring of Lies:

Ring of Lies

I bought this on offer but it’s only gone up to £2 and has great reviews.  The blurb says it about the widow of an accountant getting involved with the Miami underworld.  It looks like a good summer read so I’m obviously hanker after another holiday.



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