Posts Tagged ‘England’

Book Review: God & Churchill by Jonathan Sandys and Wallace Henley

Mr. Churchill had to have had great resolve and confidence during the time he led the English people. The book attempts to explain his inner strength which helped him during some of the darkest days the world has ever known.

Book Review: Moonraker by Ian Fleming

This is a well written, post World War II spy drama which moves forward the character of Bond and enhances the notion of the gritty world he lives in.

Book Review: Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming

Mr. Fleming’s descriptions of Harlem, voodoo and thrilling adventures are as exciting as ever. The tone in this novel is grittier than its predecessor, with more action moving the story forward.
And a fight with a giant octopus.

Book Review: The Madagaskar Plan by Guy Saville

The narrative is fast and bloody, the story is fascinating and complex with many sub plots to keep track of. The characters, both real and fictional, are well written and dimensional.

Book Review: Operation Garbo by juan Pujol and Nigel West

About: Operation Garbo: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Spy of World War II by Juan Pujol and Nigel West is a non-fiction book about the most successful double agent in World War II. The book is a biography of the life of Juan Pujol, the most accomplished British double agent in World War […]

Book Review: New World by Andrew Motion

It is a brave endeavor to write a sequel or a prequel to existing, classic novels and Mr. Motion does justice to Stevenson’s style and story.

Book Review: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

On the surface Casino Royale by Ian Fleming seems dated. The tales of an aged Cold War spy who loves material and sexual excesses told in outdated narrative seems cliché and naïve. In fairness, however, it is a cliché the author himself created. That being said, I thought the plots and themes of the novel have stayed current.

Fun Facts Friday: Lady Augusta Gregory

Lady Gregory founded the Irish Literary Theatre as well as the Abbey Theatre with William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn.

Book Review: At Drake’s Command by David Wesley Hill

Mr. Hill used his research to envision what sailors we know of might have been like, whenever he could he used the names of those who were actually on the voyage to add to the authenticity of this fictional story

Book Review: John the Pupil by David Flusfeder

The story is both funny and clever. Right from the first pages, the author mocks the entire book by stating that “all historical novels are failures”, that takes guts.

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