I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a crime thriller and to TV commissioning executives - I think it could be a hit. It would be suitable for a young adult reader but not an advanced child reader.
Gurl-Posse Kidnap is a crime-fiction drama set in Sonoma County of California. It is the second of a burgeoning series centred on the character of Jake Knight, a US veteran of the Rangers setting up his life after the army around his farm, his brother, his girl-friend and being a private investigator for a well-connected firm. I did not feel that I missed anything by not having read the first book, as if you need to know, you are told and if it doesn't impact on the story,… Read more
This book was written before the rise of the Labour Party in the UK and it details the horrors of a world without a centralised welfare state. Anyone contemplating eroding what we have now further should read the RTP and hopefully it would make them think again - or not, they probably would not care because they will never be in the position that these men - and women - find themselves in. Because it was written in a different time, it could be very clear that life needed to be improved and how that would come about, but the state monopolies envisioned here would only see partial fulfillment in the nationalised industries of post-War Britain. The vision of a dual currency system where… Read more
I read this because I was fed up with not knowing anything about this book other than the tilting at windmills bit. The reason is that this is pretty much all there is for quite some time into the book, so apart from the Novel within a novel" there is very little to say for much of the first book. The second book is much more involved, although you feel that Cervantes is laughing at himself and his contemporaries a lot more than previously. Sancho Panza also comes to the fore much more in the second book, and he has some excellent adventures of his own which added to the fun.
OK, it is long and the humour is both Spanish and four hundred years old, but you can see that there… Read more