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I read a lot of books and I write about them on here. Mummy Geek is sometimes a guest blogger....people seem to love her.....Oh and you can find me on Twitter.....@book_geek_says. Shortlisted for Blog of the Year by the 2015 Love Stories Awards...THANK YOU!!

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Review: Easy Go

Publisher: Hard Case Crime

At last! A Review!
So, I've got pretty much the whole Michael Crichton as John Lange series and I am working my way through them all. So far, as I'm sure you'll know if you read my blog when I post, I really enjoy them.
Yes, they do have some dated actions/reactions/interactions/portrayals of women and yes they are cheesy as hell, but sometimes you just need a bit of a fun page turner to relax you and ease your mind.
And guess what, Easy Go does just that along with alllll the others.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Egyptology side we were rocking this time. It made the novel seem really different. It felt less bond and more Indiana Jones and that was very cool.
It was once again full of stereotypes (the inspector from the Egyptian museum), and sass (a certain babe of a personal secretary) but that is just fun as you really can't take these books seriously.
The ending was brilliant, and tbh it was the best one so far. Really different from the others, but then again, as I mentioned above, the whole book was a bit different to the others as we went more IJ and less JB. But I'm not going to say more than that about the ending as don't want to spoil it for anyone.
Do read these books, do be amazed at the skills of Michael Crichton and just have some fun with these. I've got a few more left and can't wait to read them!
Happy Reading

Friday 2 December 2016

Review: Forbidden Line

Publisher: Galley Beggar
I wish, oh I wish I was more intelligent so I could REALLY appreciate this book. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, I really really did, but 1. I wish I had read Don Quixote before I read it and that I had the Peasants' Revolt sorted!
So, if you want to read this book and REALLY get to the heart and grit, get on the above first.
Nonetheless, I think this book is marvellous. It's mad, it's eccentric, it's gripping, it's lovely, it's beautifully written, it's absorbing, it's challenging...it's basically everything...it's even funny!
I love how nothing is questioned at any point, I love how the path that Is and Don are taking seems completely normal the more you get sucked in by the pages.
I think my favourite thing however is the narrator. The narrator interjections are fabulous and funny and make you realise every now and again that you should be thinking that these two unlikely friends are bloody mental.
Do read this book and embrace it. Let it suck you it and take you over.