Getting extra time to read is one of my favourite parts of holidays. Finished Book III of this series by Joesph Kassabian last week. A great addition to this #ScienceFiction series. Definitely a #MilSciFi #SciFi #mustread. Got to say that I really did perfer the original cover art and series titles. What a difficult thing... Continue Reading →
Continuing my Joseph Kassabian run this week I re-read his award winning 'Hooligans of Kandahar', which introduced me to his work. A disarmingly honest & hard-hitting account of war. This #combat #veterans experience of the violent conflict in #Afganistan is a #mustread
Read Book II 'The Great Traitor' of the Galaxy of Fire Series by Joseph Kassabian earlier this week. A brilliant sequel. Top notch #ScienceFiction definitely a #mustread series for anyone who enjoys #MilSciFi. Hacking through my 'To Read' list but can't wait to add Book III 'The Consul'. However, I can see that Joseph had... Continue Reading →
Finished Citizen of Earth by Joseph Kassabian this week. Excellent #ScienceFiction #MilSciFi. This is book I of his Galaxy on Fire series, started into book II now and its super. Great characters, great setting, and great action. It's a cracker.
The island of Haulbowline is filled with history. Each stone and step, every nook and cranny, from the lowest ebb of the tide on now silent slips, to the lofty reaches of the visual signaling tower. This rich history can fade into the background, drowned out by the hustle and bustle of the modern age.... Continue Reading →
Got to read 'Steelmaking and stories from Haulbowline' by Jim Shealy this week. A really great book capturing the stories of generations of hard working men & women who made a life for themselves and their families from working on Haulbowline in Irish Steel. The extensive use of oral history adds, as always, an element... Continue Reading →
Got to finish 'Gleanings from Cork Harbour' by Anne Mc Sweeney this week. It's a fascinating read, Full of interesting stories about this wonderful harbour. Thoughtful and touching, capturing lots of snapshots of the smaller histories & details which add to the great richness of the place we call home. Plenty of copies to be... Continue Reading →