Paul Thompson

"Pól MacGilla tSamhais"
At The Meeting of the Waters (Cumar an dá Uisce)
Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,920
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (111 of 127)
Location: England
In My Own Words:
I'm an Irishman living in England who enjoys the pleasure that books give - both reading them and writing them. The advent of the Kindle has been wonderful as it is so easy to try new authors and not overload my book shelves in the process.

I love to travel, cook and share a bottle of good wine. Apart from these essentials of life I also read a lot and play chess. Then there are my other interests - ancient history, geology, philosophy and mythology.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,920 - Total Helpful Votes: 111 of 127
The Rain (A Post-Apocalyptic Story) by Joseph Turkot
I downloaded "The Rain" yesterday morning and finished it today over my breakfast coffee.

That the main characters were ordinary people appealed to me. They were not scientists who just happened to be working on a project that gave them special insight into the crisis. They were not military personnel. They were simply survivors. This gave rise to myths and stories and allowed the author to explore how these impacted on both hope and despair.

I must admit that I do wonder what really happened to get the world to such a state but this is just my sense of curiosity and is not necessary either for my enjoyment of the novel or for the characters who drive it… Read more
Lost Valley: The Escape (Part 3) by J.T. Cross
As with the note I made for part 2 - you again need to read this to understand the whole serial novel. This third instalment rounds off the story in a satisfying way. Not every question is answered but that is part of what I enjoyed. In life not everything is neatly boxed up and defined and it is good to find this in a novel as well.
Lost Valley: The Hunted (Part 2) by J.T. Cross
4.0 out of 5 stars A good part 2, 5 July 2014
Just to say that this was an enjoyable continuation of the first in the series - you need to read this to make sense of the whole.