panik: (Book Critic)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 01:22pm on 20/03/2009 under ,
Another review for [livejournal.com profile] simon_saysuk  - many thanks again for the free book which I adored and highly recomend.

Read my review )

Cross posted to [livejournal.com profile] booky_talkgoodreads and Amazon

Flist - who do we know who could play this character? From p.142:

'Terry McQuinn was five feet six inches tall. He had bright blue eyes and brown curly hair and JRR Tolkien was one of the few things in life that made sense to him. People indeed sometimes said that he looked like a Hobbit'.

If you ever get to read this book, I promise you'll enjoy putting our lad in this role. I know I did. ::she smiled knowingly::

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panik: (Book Critic)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 03:19pm on 28/01/2009 under ,
Another book to review courtesy of  [livejournal.com profile] simon_saysuk to whom, many thanks.

So, Burial. It’s certainly a page turner, I read it in three days. :o)

A claustrophobic thriller about a death that literally haunts a young and relatively innocent young man and his hideous friend, a PhD student and paranormal investigator. Nathan, the protagonist, deals with what’s happened and makes a life despite everything – in fact, he makes a rather good life, a life that, had the death had never happened, would not have come about. Can he deal with the implications of that knowledge?

I could see how the paranormal shades would come to colour the book, in fact, I was expecting rather more of it than we got but the twist at end came as a real surprise to me - maybe that’s because I don’t read or watch many thrillers.:o) It's not a genre that generally appeals to me and this is not a book I would likely have picked off the shelf myself. It certainly read as though the author had the TV market in mind.

The quality of the writing is often a little shaky with repetition and a goodly number of clichés, but if a darn good plot is all you need, then this is a darn good plot reasonably well executed and will keep you turning the pages for sure. I enjoyed it very much and if you're looking for a darker-than-average plane/train/beach read, I'd certainly rec this without reservation.

Review cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.
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