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Reviews from Lord Taylor of Glencoe

A Feast for Crows

A Feast For Crows: George R.R. Martin. March 30—April 30, 2017 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ Review to follow

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Clockwork Orange

This zonk was ringliddy foodla and I couldn’t stop nopping the doodlewotsit. A great idea written in gibberish is still gibberish. The real shame is, when you wade through the … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blind Faith

Blind Faith: Ben Elton. March 27—30, 2017 My rating: ♦♦♦◊◊ Review to follow.

March 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mortal Causes

Mortal Causes: Ian Rankin, February 12—March 26, 2017 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ In Mortal Causes, Rebus is thrust into another murder investigation in association with Strathclyde Police, during the height of the … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Animal Farm

Animal Farm: George Orwell, February 21-24, 2017 My rating: ♦♦♦◊◊ Orwell’s classic attack on Stalin, Animal Farm, tells of a farm which revolts, ousts the oppressive farmer and is run … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brave New World

Brave New World: Aldous Huxley, February 11-20, 2017 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ Huxley’s dystopian classic comments on the intricacies of human nature by exploding the debate. In 2540 AD, or 632 … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Special Announcement: 2017 Dystopia Reading Challenge

The BBC recently reported that dystopian novels have seen an upsurge in popularity, with President Trump and Brexit being given a fair bit of the credit. In that spirit, I’ve decided … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Will of Dargan

The Will of Dargan: Phil Allcock, January 29-February 10, 2017 My rating: ♦♦◊◊◊ Sometimes returning to your childhood can be amazing and nostalgic; sometimes it can be a crushing disappointment. … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451: Ray Bradbury. January 29—February 9. My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ Review to follow

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Second Time Around

Second Time Around: Mary Higgins Clark, January 18-28, 2017 My rating: ♦♦◊◊◊ Second Time Around was awful. The CEO of a pharmaceutical company goes down in his plane crash, and … Continue reading

January 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

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@Queen_UK Adolf Hitler agatha christie Alan Clements Alastair Campbell Aldous Huxley Aleksandr Orlov Alex Shaffer Andrew Neiderman Anthony Burgess Arthur Miller Bateman Ben Brooks Ben Elton Bram Stoker Bret Easton Ellis C.J. Cherryh Carolyn Jess-Cooke Charles Dickens Chuck Palahniuk Dan Brown Dante Alighieri dashiell hammett david baldacci David Brin David Glattauer David Kirkpatrick David Line David Tennant David Wolstencroft Dylan Jones E.L. James Edgar Allen Poe Emilia Fox Eoin Colfer Erica Spindler Frank Peretti Gabrielle Lord Gareth Roberts Geoff Ryman George Orwell George R. R. Martin George W. Bush Gillian Flynn Gillian Slovo Graham Greene Guy Piran Harper Lee Harriet Lane Herman Koch Ian Rankin J.K. Rowling Jack Thorne Jacqueline Rayner James Herbert James Patterson Jasper Fforde Jeff Green Jeff Kinney Jeffrey Archer Jem Lester Jenny Robson Jeremy Clarkson Jerry B. Jenkins Jim Thompson John Crowther John Green John Grisham John Tiffany John Verdon Jonas Jonasson Judith Kerr Juliana Foster Justin Richards Kaci Hill Karen Levine Keeley Bolger Louis Walsh malorie blackman Marissa Meyer Mark Haddon Mark Z. Danielewski Martin Sixsmith Mary Higgins Clark Mary McNamara Matt Haig Matthew Ravden Michael Berry Michael Connelly Michael Morpurgo Michael Quirke Miguel de Cervantes Mike Lancaster Morris Gleitzman Morton Rhue Neil Sinclair Nick Hornby Nick Page Patricia Cornwell Patricia Stotley Patrick Ness Paula Hawkins Paul Johnston Peter James Phil Allcock R.J. Palacio Rachelle Dekker Raymond Chandler Richard Bachman Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Ludlum Robin Cook Robin Kirkpatrick sandra brown Sebastian Beaumont Sharon Osbourne Stella Rimmington Stephen Cole Stephen King Steve Lookner Steve Lyons Stuart MacBride Sue Townsend Suzanne Collins ted dekker Terry Pratchett Tim LaHaye Tim Randall Todd Strasser Tom Avery Tom Bower Tom Cain Tom Hoyle tony blair William Golding William P. Young William Shakespeare