Sunday, February 14, 2010

Book reviews

This is an index of my book reviews on this blog.

General fiction
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
King Solomon's Carpet by Barbara Vine
Panatagruel by Rabelais
State of Fear by Michael Crichton
The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Montserrat
The Ghost By Richard Harris
The Female of the Species by Sapper
The Lover by Marguerite Duras
The Minotaur by Ruth Rendell
The Mouse that Roared by Leonard Wibberley
The Nautical Chart by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Ring of Bright Water Trilogy by Gavin Maxwell
The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Science fiction and fantasy
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell  
Declare by Tim Powers
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear
Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Morlock Night by KW Jeter
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers
Saturn's Children by Charles Stross
Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
Survivors by Terry Nation
Tatja Grimm's World by Verner Vinge
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
The Atrocity Archive by Charles Stross
The Children of the Sky by Vernor Vinge
The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers 
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndam
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Forge of God by Greg Bear
The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross
The Futurological Congress by Stanislaw Lem
The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Golden Age by John C. Wright
The Golden Transcendence by John C. Wright

The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross
The Maracot Deep by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Pheonix Exultant by John C. Wright
The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi    
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
The World in Winter by John Christopher
Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake
Titus Groan by Mevyn Peake

Crime fiction
13 steps down by Ruth Rendell
American Tabloid by James Ellroy
A Red Death by Walter Mosley
Adam and Eve and Pinch me by Ruth Rendell
Blood's a Rover by James Ellroy
Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosely
Die a Little by Megan Abbott
Farewell my Lovely by Raymond Chandler
LA Confidential by James Ellroy
Master of the Moor by Ruth Rendell
Murder on the Leviathan by Boris Akunin
Playback by Raymond Chandler
Queenpin by Megan Abbott
Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammet
Special Assignments by Boris Akunin
The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy  
The Cold Six Thousand by James Ellroy
The Drowning Pool by Ross Macdonald
The High Window by Raymond Chandler
The Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard
The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammet
The Mike Hammer Omnibus Vol 1 by Mickey Spillane
The Moving Target by Ross Macdonald
The story is you by Megan Abbott
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammet
The Way Some People Die by Ross Macdonald
White Butterfly by Walter Mosley
White Jazz by James Ellroy

Graphic Novels 
The Grand Duke by Berthet Yann and Romain Hugault  
The Incal by Moebius and Jodorowsky 

Historical fiction
Achtung Schweinhund! by Harry Pearson
Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
Captain Pamphile by Alexandre Dumas
Count Bohemond by Alfred Duggan  
Desolation Island by Patrick O'Brian
Enigma by Robert Harris
HMS Surprise By Patrick O'Brian
Imperium by Robert Harris
Kingdom of the Grail by A. A. Attanasio
Knight with armour By Alfred Duggan 
Legionernes Vrede, (The Centurions)
By Jean Lartèguy
Lustrum by Robert Harris
Master and Commander by Patrick OBrian
Master and Commander revisited
Post Captain by Patrick OBrian
Post Captain revisited
Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
The Death of Achilles by Boris Akunin
The Duellists by Joseph Conrad
The Far Side of the World by Patrick O'Brian
The Fortune of War by Patrick O'Brian
The Ionian Mission by Patrick O'Brian
The Lady for Ransom by Alfred Duggan
The Mauritius Command by Patrick O'Brian
The Mongoliad by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear and others
The Mystery of the Black Jungle by Emilio Salgari
The Phantom Ship by Captain Marryat
The Purity of Blood by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Sun over Breda by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Surgeon's Mate by Patrick O'Brian
The Turkish Gambit by Boris Akunin
The Wine Dark Sea by Patrick O'Brian
The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin
Treason's Harbour by Patrick O'Brian
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran

Cold War & espionage fiction
Dr. No By Ian Fleming 
Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
Smiley's People by John Le Carré
Snow Falcon by Craig Thomas
The Arctic Event by Ludlum & Cobb
The Bear's Tears by Craig Thomas  
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
The Ipcress File by Len Deighton
The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré
The Spy who came in from the Cold John le Carré
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré

History
Harry's War by Harry Drinkwater  
Mechanised Force: British Tanks between the wars By David Fletcher  
T-Force. The Forgotten Heroes of 1945
by Sean Longden
Panzer Leader by Heinz Guderian
The Life of Saladin by Sir Hamilton Gibb
The Medieval Machine by Jean Gimpel
The Memoirs of Usama Ibn Munqihd
The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects
by Edward J Ruppelt
The Safeguard of the Sea by N.A.M. Rodgers
The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki
Thermopylae and the Battle for the West
by Ernle Bradford
Trafalgar, an Eye Witness History by Tom Pocock
U Boat Ace, the Story of Wolfgang Lüth
by Jordan Vause
Victory of the West;
The Great Christian - Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto
by Niccolo Capponi

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