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 →
Hooligans of Kandahar
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
Before the tide went out.
I bought this super book by Andrew Doherty back in '20. Only getting back to read it now. What a gem I was missing out on I truly didn't know. A fantastic #local #maritime #history book, expertly written with utmost care & sincere respect. https://t.co/UAry0hpnkL https://t.co/n1cEViRp2x
The Great Traitor
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 →
Citizen of Earth
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.
Steelmaking and stories from Haulbowline.
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 →
Gleanings from Cork Harbour
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 →
Blood Red Sands. Goodreads Review.
I am delighted to have been able to leave a Goodreads Review for the next instalment in this military science fiction series from Irish author Damien Larkin. I've included the full text below. "I was privileged to receive an authors review copy of Blood Red Sands. I promised to provide an honest appraisal and feedback... Continue Reading →
‘While Nobody is Watching’ Goodreads Review.
I was delighted to able to write this review of Cobh author Michelle Dunnes new book for An Cosantóir recently. Michell is an Irish Defence Forces and United Nations Peacekeeping Veteran. I had the absolute pleasure and privilege of being a Beta reading for this cracking story. " 'While Nobody Is Watching' is the third... Continue Reading →
Big Red. Goodreads Review.
Credit: http://www.damienlarkinbooks.com What's the old saying in customer service. "If we please you tell everybody, if we don't tell us." I am writing and working flat out at the moment, so I have to squeeze reading in where I can. I picked up a copy of the book by Damien Larkin just last week, for... Continue Reading →