Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Digital Book World

Are you familiar with Digital Book World? The article on Fake reviews is one of many great articles found on this site.

My reviews are limited to books I actually read. Does this make me an honest reviewer? That depends on who you ask.

I never write negative reviews, why? The fact that I dislike certain books (there is a long list of them) doesn't mean the books are badly written. They just appeal to a different audience. I prefer to leave the bad reviews to those who prefer to share their dislikes. Why bring attention to a  terrible book?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Absent One

Jussi Adler-Olsen 

I just finished reading an English translation of The Absent One by Danish author, Jussi Adler-Olsen. In other parts of the world, the book is sold under the title, The Pheasant Killers.

 In the second book of the Department Q series, Detective Carl Morck is presented with a case closed 20 years before. He becomes intrigued when his superiors order him to drop the case. 

 I like the imperfections of the main character and his peculiar assistant, Assad. Some of the scenes are very violent, and I skipped a few pages. Still, the story is carefully thought out with no unneeded parts.

Spam Links

Web Browsers Extension

If you find yourself plagued with spam links whenever you visit websites, the problem is with your web browser. In Google Chrome, I found an extension called wxDfast 1.0 and disabled it. I am no longer seeing spam links. No doubt they will change the name and try again.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

In the Woods

Tana French

This morning, I finished reading Tana French first book In the Woods .
The story is set in the suburb of Dublin and is told in the voice of the main character, Rob Ryan.

The genre is police procedural and psychological thriller.
The author's style is top notch and no doubt will gain more reading fans with each book.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Kate Atkinson

Emotionally Weird

A few months ago, I finished reading the Case History series by Kate Atkinson.
It was turned into a six-part series starring Jason Isaacs as Jackson Brodie.
Now they started filming the second series in Edingburgh this month.
Jason Isaacs played Michael Britten in the series Awake.

I just finished reading another book Emotionally Weird by Kate Atkinson , which is a story about stories.
What I find the most appealing of Kate Atkinson's writing is her dry sense of humour when describing scenes and characters reactions.
Kate Atkinson is a great story teller.