A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin – A Review

Ned Stark resents being granted the title of King’s Hand, but has little choice other than to accept. He must leave his northern stronghold, and his family is scattered. Furthermore, he discovers that the previous Hand was murdered and he launches an investigation to...

The God Gene, by Jaymie Simmon – A Review

Cancer researcher Rosalind Evans discovers a message in our DNA. The genetic code at the centre of the second chromosome spells out the ten commandments. The characters in this book are beautifully drawn, and three dimensional. The transformation of the protagonist is...

The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick deWitt – A Review

This was a bit of a stretch for me as I don’t normally read Westerns, but I chose to read this one based on the recommendation of a friend. I am glad I did because I thoroughly enjoyed it. Eli and Charlie Sisters are gold rush era hired guns. They are sent by their...

Under the Dome, by Stephen King – a Review

On what appears to be a normal day, the town of Chester’s Mill, Maine, is suddenly and inexplicably enclosed in a giant dome. In the days that follow, the town suffers from dwindling resources, increasing air pollution, and a descent into tyranny and mob mentality....

“Tirfo Thuin” by Andrew Butterworth

Tirfo Thuin by Andrew Butterworth My rating: 2 of 5 stars This book was the worst kind of disappointment: a great premise, a compelling story and a talented author; but it all falls flat due to a lack of proper revision and attention to detail. To start, it is full of...