Bob Wagstaff

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (5 of 6)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 321,874 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 6
The Fatal Englishman: Three Short Lives by Sebastian Faulks
True Sebastian Faulks dissecting the tragic lives of three short but brilliant lives with all his literary flair. I knew about one of the three lives, but had never even heard of the other two and this book has left me desperate for more. The links between the three men, none of whom knew each other, was poignant.

I'm sorry to have finished it.
Sanctus by Simon Toyne
Sanctus by Simon Toyne
4.0 out of 5 stars A page turner, 1 Jun 2014
A novel similar in concept to Dan Browne's The Da Vinci Code, but far better written (but to be fair, so are most novels). The characters lack a little depth, all being single minded in whatever they are seeking to achieve, so everything is black and white with no shades of grey. But the story is interesting and well thought out, if a little far fetched.

I enjoyed the book, but don't think I will read the remainder of the trilogy, as I suspect they will be similar stories.
The Unprevented War: Why the First World War was F&hellip by Bill Price
3.0 out of 5 stars Who started the war, 1 Jun 2014
An interesting read that neatly sums up the causes of the First World War and shows that there was no clear cut nation at fault, but that the blame lay mainly with Germany, Austria and Russia. Easy to read and understand, but spoilt by some poor grammar in places.