11Jun 2015

Dream on is a work of contemporary fiction telling the story of various people in and connected to the members of a band in a town that could be yours. I bought Dream on a long time ago now and it has been languishing on my kindle, but I was delighted when I eventually got […]

31May 2015

Harrison has a wonderful tale to tell in a great setting. This is an enjoyable light summer read which tells the story of Eva Delacroix who is determined to renovate her childhood holiday home, Blue Heaven, on the banks of Lake Huron.

23May 2015

Violent Disorder is a sequel to Ultra Violence (reviewed here) but is not written in the second person and although many of the same characters make an appearance it is predominantly about the Bully Brothers who for brevity are called HobNob and Bull. This is a work of fiction about football, but about the hooliganism […]

21May 2015

Who Else Is There? continues the story of policeman Mike Newman from For All Eternity but is not in the same short story format. There were many things I liked about this book but a few things I wasn’t quite so keen on. Mr Catshill is accomplished at producing strong, consistent writing and considering he […]

13May 2015

I do not particularly follow politics or have any interest in politicians themselves but however much we may try and steer clear of politics they are threaded through all of our lives however we choose to live them. Throughout our family, working or social lives politics reign so I don’t believe you have to have […]

10May 2015

I like reading short stories to introduce me to the work of an author before I take on one of their novels. There are ten stories in Crime, Conflict & Consequences and as the title suggests this collection covering a range of situations arising from crime or conflict and the consequences of people’s actions.

09May 2015

I don’t think I’ve read a novel written in the second person before but I really liked it and thought it suited the storyline of Ultra Violence perfectly adding a direct, in the moment feel to the whole book. Barry’s attention to detail and his clever turn of phrase is, as always, impeccable and it […]


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