The Man Who Fell to Earth
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis My Rating: 5/5 Once “The Man Who Fell to Earth” gathers pace, the story grows to be completely engrossing; gathering intensity until the final pages. The concept is a brilliant one, and one which I won’t divulge as I personally don’t even like to read the blurb of books, but suffice to say that it is an excellently posed idea; an...
The Day of the Triffids
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham My rating: 5/5 The Day of the Triffids is such an incredibly simple, but incredibly brilliant idea, and it’s executed perfectly. I loved every second of the quick, easy but rewarding read. Knowing nothing about this book before reading it, I think that this was the best way to approach the novel; I didn’t read the blurb on the back, or even...
The trailer for the forthcoming film adaptation of Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. I’m kind of nervous when it comes to adapting the work of my favourite author, but it should be interesting to see how one of his novels translates to screen.
The Pleasure of my Company
The Pleasure of my Company by Steve Martin (Yes, THAT Steve Martin) My Rating: 5/5 A short, but excellent novel. I am often disappointed when novels are shorter than I would wish, but in the case of “The Pleasure of My Company” I felt that the book’s length perfectly encapsulated it’s narrative content. The story is not a science fiction masterpiece, nor is it an epic...
Catcher in the Rye
Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger My rating: 5/5 I think the main source of my enjoyment in Catcher in the Rye came from the excellent use of language. The repetition of certain words and terms - what would seem to be the favourite phrases of the narrator - builds the character completely, and for me their use was absolutely hilarious. Aside from how everything is “goddam lousy” and...