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The Minotaur’s Son: & other wild tales – Kevin Ansbro

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February 6, 2020

Imaginative

The Minotaur’s Son: & other wild tales is a book of short stories that is unbounded in its imagination and entertainment. A collection of tales that I want to imagine being told around the metaphorical campfire, late at night, when the teller want to enthral and beguile their listeners. Stories…


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The Absolutely Useless Guide to… Travel – Sean Dalton, Sean Kelly & David O’Rourke

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December 13, 2019

Exploits

The Absolutely Useless Guide to… Travel is a parody of travel guides that try to use personal stories to illustrate the culture or sights of a new country – often failing miserably. Sean Dalton, Sean Kelly, and David O’Rourke are very witty guys and I imagine would keep a crowd…


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Fantasy Humour Literary Fiction Reviews

There and NEVER EVER BACK AGAIN: A Dark Lord’s Diary by Jeff Mach

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October 31, 2019

Welcome to the week of All Hallows Eve, and for this spooktacular book time of year, I offer you a review on something a little different. Today I am reviewing “There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN: A Dark Lord’s Diary:” (A Memoir and Manifest for Villains and Monsters) By…


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Crime Humour Literary Fiction

The Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt

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October 28, 2019

Satirical

The Sisters Brothers is an exceptional novel that is absorbing and delightfully original. While it’s a traditional Western with cowboys and gold-mining, it feels like a retelling with a modern atmosphere. The writing style is lyrical and the dialogue flows so effortlessly with its satirical interweaving of humour, brotherhood, loneliness,…


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Crime Humour Literary Fiction Reviews Romance

Don’t Bank on it Sweetheart by Michael N. Wilton

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September 30, 2019

I know this is going to sound so silly, but this book was fun for me to read. Today I am reviewing “Don’t Bank On it Sweetheart” which is written by Michael N. Wilton and came to me thanks to the friendly people at BooksGoSocial. I get their emails…


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Scoundrels – Victor Cornwall, St. John Trevelyan

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April 25, 2019

Reprobates

Major Victor Cornwall and Major Arthur St John Trevelyan are two stereotypical English aristocrats, from an era when they had servants dealing with all the details that every activity required. They exhibit that air of confident superiority yet often lack common sense. They hold an undiminished belief that anything…


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Historical Fiction Humour

Bitching Bits of Bone – Norman Mounter

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April 8, 2019

Encounters

Bitching Bits of Bone is a novel that doesn’t mind offending any comfortable perception you may have of medieval times. The context of the story is the inspiration behind Geoffrey Chaucer’s writing of The Canterbury Tales. The entertaining vignettes encountered that influenced his tales and writing. What was life really…


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Brut Force – Peter Stafford-Bow

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March 14, 2019

Intemperance

Felix Hart returns with his swagger and his tongue-in-cheek humour in Brut Force as he takes us on another adventure steeped in wine know-how. He is now lead wine buyer for the largest retail chain in the UK and member of the haloed Wine Minstrels. 

Once again Felix has an egotistical, dispassionate…


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Checking Out – Nick Spalding

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January 13, 2019

Achievement

Checking Out, is a funny-sad examination of a man dealing with an inoperable brain tumour and a very poor prognosis. The man is 33-year-old Nathan and he’s a musician and composer and has lived a pretty affluent lifestyle over recent years following a winning tune which hit bigtime. This…


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Dry Hard – Nick Spalding

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January 13, 2019

Commitment

I genuinely have moments in Nick Spalding’s books where I laugh out loud. I have since his first books, learned NOT to read them in public as it avoids embarrassing spontaneous outbursts of laughter, snorting when trying to control the outbursts, and dribbling tears and saliva out my eyes…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

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