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Lifeform Three by Roz Morris
Lifeform Three by Roz Morris
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Like another of your reviewers it's been a long time since I read science fiction and I stalled for some weeks before buying this book. Well I'm very glad I did finally get round to it. Thank you Roz Morris for a very readable and thoughtful story with a non-human character who was more human than many who have populated other novels I've read. I was sorry to say goodbye to Paftoo and co. Like all the best fiction it holds up a mirror to our contemporary selves and it's an uncomfortable view. A very enjoyable tale that would make a good film in the right hands.
Wilderness by Lance Weller
Wilderness by Lance Weller
5.0 out of 5 stars poignant and gripping, 2 Nov 2013
I felt bereft when I finished this beautifully written tale of a reclusive veteran of the American Civil War. It may be poetic but it pulls no punches in describing the horrors and waste of war, visited in chapters looking to the past and interspersed with chapters following the dangers and trials of the present life of this lonely old man. Ultimately there is redemption in the kindness of strangers, the love of a faithful dog. One of the best novels I have read for a while, its characters haunt me still.
Mr Lynch's Holiday by Catherine O'Flynn
Mr Lynch's Holiday by Catherine O'Flynn
I very much enjoyed the author's other books and this latest lived up to her growing reputation.
It was good to spend time in the gentle company of Mr Lynch as he visits his hapless son in Spain, on an impromptu holiday and manages to help him sort his life out, while discovering a new life for himself.
An entertaining read. The only reason I didnt give it 5 stars is that I try to save that rating for any outstanding novels I've read.