Monthly Archives: December 2016

Book Review – A Monstrous Commotion – The Mysteries of Loch Ness by Gareth Williams

Book Review – A Monstrous Commotion – The Mysteries of Loch Ness by Gareth Williams Nessie has had a long and storied life. Whether or not it simply is a tourist attraction, a sea monster that does not take a … Continue reading

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Book Review – Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin

Book Review – Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin Even Dogs in the Wild finds Ian Rankin’s most famous creation, Detective InspectorJohn Rebus doing what he does best, clashing with colleagues and criminals, drinking too much, and coming … Continue reading

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Book review – School of Velocity by Eric Beck Rubin

School of Velocity is a novel about music, about self-doubt, about mental health, and about friendship. Jan is a virtuoso pianist, always practising, the book starts with him accompanying a cellist in a foreign country, but the concert doesn’t go … Continue reading

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Book Review – Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is best known as the creator of Detective Harry Hole in a number of his novels, but the central character in Blood on Snow couldn’t be any further removed from Nesbo’s most famous creation. Olav is a fixer. … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

The Cellist of Sarajevo is partly based on fact,everyday the cellist goes into the streets of sarojevo, and plays albinoni’s Adagio, to remind the people of Sarajevo that even though they are in danger, there is still some beauty in … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Kind Man by Susan Hill

Susan Hill is best known for her ghost stories, such as The Woman in Black, but A Kind Man contains the same  level of writing, and haunting pathos. Set in the past, Tommy Carr and his wife Eve have a … Continue reading

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Book Review – All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doeer

Book Review – All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doeer All The Light We Cannot see if a novel that is sold as a book about war, but it is a lot more than that. With three main … Continue reading

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CD Review – Bare Bones Boogie Band

CD Review – Bare Bones Boogie Band Bare Bones Boogie Band 7 out of 10 The debut album from the Bare Bones Boogie Band finds the four piece on fine form, as they play through a set of largely original … Continue reading

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CD Appreciation – Live at the Regal by BB King

CD Appreciation – Live at the Regal by BB King Live at the Regal is one of those rare CD’s which is well recorded, finds the performers on very good form, and an appreciative and vocal audience. BB King’s shows … Continue reading

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CD Review – Ben Harper and the Relentless Seven – White Lies for Black Times

CD Review – Ben Harper and the Relentless Seven – White Lies for Black Times Virgin Records – 6 out of 10Ben Harper’s newest release finds his trademark vocals and Weissenbourn Lap steel guitar playing with a new band – … Continue reading

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