Category Archives: International

Book vs Adaptation: RESTLESS by William Boyd

The book There are quite a lot of, to me, bafflingly breathtaking reviews of 2006′ RESTLESS floating around the web. This won’t be one of those. It reminded me of a favourite Monty Python sketch. Alas not the dramatic one … Continue reading

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Review: Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carré

I chose to read John le Carre’s 24th novel because it is due for discussion on a local TV-based book club next week and I was curious to see how le Carré’s work is travelling these days, having enjoyed some … Continue reading

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Review: Redback by Lindy Cameron

I think I could have saved myself some trouble for the Global Reading Challenge and just read this one book from my TBR, though Antarctica is about the only place on earth it doesn’t visit. Political thrillers which loosely base their settings … Continue reading

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Review: The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell

I have my favourite book fairy to thank for sending me this book which I read this week in readiness for discussion at my face to face book club on Sunday. This has to be the most schizophrenic book I’ve … Continue reading

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Review: The Last Pope by Luis Miguel Rocha

Pope John Paul I reigned over the Catholic Church for 33 days in 1978. The premise of this book is that he was murdered. By a shadowy group called the P1 who are, for the record, more dastardly and secretive … Continue reading

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Review: The Copper Bracelet by Various Authors

Title: The Copper Bracelet Authors: (In order of chapter written) Jeffery Deaver, Gayle Lynds, David Hewson, Jim Fusilli, John Gilstrap, Joseph Finder, Lisa Scottoline, David Corbett, Linda Barnes, Jenny Siler, David Liss, P.J. Parrish, Brett Battles, Lee Child, Jon Land, James Phelan Narrator: Alfred Molina Publisher: Audible Inc and International Thriller Writers Inc [2009] … Continue reading

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Review: The Chopin Manuscript by various authors

Title: The Chopin Manuscript Author: Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Lisa Scottoline,Joseph Finder, David Hewson, James Grady, S. J. Rozan, Erica Spindler, John Ramsey Miller, David Corbett, John Gilstrap, Jim Fusilli, Peter Spiegelman, Ralph Pezzullo and P. J. Parrish Publisher: Audible Inc and the International Thriller Writers Association [2007] ISBN: N/A (Digital Download via audible.com) … Continue reading

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Review: Prince of Fire by Daniel Silva

Title:Prince of Fire (the 5th of 9 Gabriel Allon novels) Author: Daniel Silva Publisher: Michael Joseph [2005] ISBN: 0-7181-4849-5 No. of pages: 366 When the Israeli Embassy in Rome is attacked by suicide bombers the Israeli Secret Service investigate. They … Continue reading

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Review: Pandemic by Daniel Kalla

Title: Pandemic Author: Daniel Kalla Publisher: Tor Books [2005] ISBN: 975-0765-35084-8 No. of Pages: 407 In China’s Gansu Province there’s an outbreak of a deadly virus similar to the Spanish Flu that killed 20 million people in 1919. Dr Noah … Continue reading

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