jenny norman

Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (19 of 24)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 35,400 - Total Helpful Votes: 19 of 24
I Have Waited, and You Have Come by Martine McDonagh
I Have Waited, and You Have Come by Martine McDonagh
3.0 out of 5 stars Weird, 17 Aug 2014
A somewhat intriguing novel about the effects of extreme climate change on society and individuals.
Not necessarily a book I would choose to read or to recommend. I did not find it chilling or thrilling, just weird.
Harvest by Jim Crace
Harvest by Jim Crace
5.0 out of 5 stars Poetical prose, 15 Aug 2014
I came to this book having just read a very mediocre thriller as one of our book club selections.
Harvest was like water to a thirsty man.

The prose is beautiful, descriptive, soothing, enveloping.

However there is much sadness in the story so that although the delivery is eloquent, excellent, stimulating, the story itself is in no way uplifting or joyous. But don't let this put you off reading it. I have so enjoyed reading this book and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who loves the English language.
Eeny Meeny: DI Helen Grace 1 (Dci Helen Grace 1) by M. J. Arlidge
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling, 8 Aug 2014
I wouldn't normally read books in this genre but it was chosen as a read by a book club member.

Partly predictable but also shocking, this is a book that keeps you coming back for more but do not expect a happy or even satisfactory ending.

Will I be reading the next book in the series? I doubt it. This is still not my genre.

Would I recommend reading it? Yes, if fast paced violent psycho thrillers are your thing.