Sue Ryan

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (66 of 79)
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne


Top Reviewer Ranking: 11,812 - Total Helpful Votes: 66 of 79
Joyland (Hard Case Crime Book 112) by Stephen King
A different kind of Stephen King book - It is described as a Hard Case Crime Book. I think that must be a series of books by different writers. I did enjoy this one... Stephen King's writing is so easy to read.... about a young boy, Devin, working in a fairground during his summer vacation. He is gradually realising that he has been rejected by his first 'love' and is dealing with pain of that but, even so, Devin becomes fascinated by the fairground's history, its legends and the story of the girl who was murdered in the ghost train. Her murderer was never caught and some people believe that she has been unable to rest because of it. Devin tells the story as an adult looking back on… Read more
The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax by Christopher Shevlin
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It seemed that every Amazon 'recommended for you' had the title of this book in it somewhere. After a good length of time, I finally succumbed and bought it onto my Kindle. After even more time spent trying to ignore it, I started to read it, stuck with it, though slightly puzzled and, finally, stayed in bed this morning to finish it. It is a strangely enjoyable book, well written and full of big personalities. I can only liken it to watching both series of TV's the 'Blandings', one after the other, but with no pictures. It involves a socially inept young man who through no skills of his own (except naivity) gets 'adopted' by two others. These two, in turn, involve him with a ghost, a… Read more
The Ghost Files by Apryl Baker
The Ghost Files by Apryl Baker
3.0 out of 5 stars A nice quick read, 19 April 2014
Read this as an 'easy gap' between reading Helpin's
'The Winter's Tale' and starting to re-read 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' by Garcia Marquez. It served its purpose. It was an enjoyable ghost story, well written in a teen-age voice and managed to make me not mind the 'I doubt that would happen' moments. And if I can accept the ghosts as real, surely a little questionable police procedure shouldn't worry me.