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the Disappearance of Jonathan Bloom by Martin Sowery
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 4 May 2014
I got this after reading 'Sing like you know the words' by the same author.
I liked this better.
A psychopath steals the identity of a criminal money lender and tries to disappear on a trip to Africa.
His plan draws in the rest of his traveling companions with dire consequences for all involved.
Fast paced and exciting, it's hard to put down.
Tales of Johan by David Harris Wilson
Tales of Johan by David Harris Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping saga, 4 May 2014
Drawing on the tradition of Celtic folk tales, this book describes the history of Inverdaig and it's inhabitants.
Centered on the desire for Iain Broderick to piece together fragmented tales of his own past, related to him by Johan, the reader is led through this history twisting and turning as the story tells itself.
This is real fireside storytelling that will have you enthralled from the start.
Sing Like You Know the Words by Martin Sowery
Sing Like You Know the Words by Martin Sowery
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Following the divergent lives of a group of friends, the book takes you on a journey through 80s and 90s Britain. Exploring the social and political changes through the thoughts of the characters as they mature, you get a real perspective of the scale of change from the Thatcher era forwards.
The scale of the novel is ambitious and there is a short section in the middle of the book where the author seems to flounder slightly. A few of the threads are dropped without leading anywhere. This doesn't really detract from the book though, it soon picks up and finds it's way again.
The strength of the piece is the way the characters are portrayed. I found that I quickly identified with… Read more