Monthly Archives: November 2016

Darwin’s Blade by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): A series of high-speed fatal car wrecks — accidents that seem as if they may have been staged — is leading Darwin Minor down a dangerous road. A reluctant expert on violent ways to die, he sifts … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Girl on the Train (La Fille du RER) (2009) directed by Andre Techine

This movie has nothing to do with The Girl on the Train directed by Tate Taylor and  released in 2016. Nothing whatsoever. Still I do admit I found it while searching for the former. I don’t regret it, to be … Continue reading

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Traces (TML trilogy book 01) by Alexander Jalo

I was sent a complimentary copy of this one in return for an honest review – thank you! Synopsis: Daniel Bremer is a Finn living in Paris. He tries to launch his writing career while he is profiting from the … Continue reading

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Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs 01) by Richard K. Morgan

Synopsis: Twenty fifth century, Earth. A rich, influential man called Laurens Bancroft has been killed – or killed himself – in his own house. However, with his consciousness being carefully stored and updated every 48 h, he was promptly downloaded … Continue reading

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Phobos (Phobos 01) by Victor Dixen

Synopsis: Six boys and six girls aged between 17 and 20. One spaceship. One mission. They are being sent to Mars in order to colonize the red planet and go down in history as real space pioneers. Still, in order … Continue reading

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Late Whitsun by Jasper Kent

I’ve been sent a complimentary copy of this ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! Synopsis: Brighton, 1938. Charlie ‘Big Bad’ Woolf thought it would be easy money, and there’s precious little … Continue reading

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Synopsis (from Goodreads): EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her … Continue reading

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GR3T3L-1 (Good Tales for Bad Dreams 04) by V.M. Sawh

Synopsis (from Goodreads): When they are stranded on the surface of a hostile alien world, two sentient robots H4NS3L-671, the military-minded combat drone, & GR3T3L-1, the advanced surveyor prototype, find themselves with neither memory nor mission. With no resources and … Continue reading

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The Terror by Dan Simmons

Synopsis: The Terror is a fictional tale based on the real life experience of the notoriously doomed John Franklin Expedition. The two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, sailed from England in 1845. Their aim was to explore the area … Continue reading

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