Lord of the Flies by William Golding Review

During the silent but terrifying Cold War William Golding produced his masterpiece, Lord of the Flies. Not only is it a gripping tale about a group of schoolboys forced to survive on a deserted island after a plane crash, it is also a brilliant allegorical tale about the conflicts between civilization and primal savagery. This … Continue reading “Lord of the Flies by William Golding Review”

11.22.63 by Stephen King Review

If you could go back in time and change the course of human history would you do it? Even if it meant sacrificing so much of your own life in the process? Well that’s the premise of Stephen Kings 54th fiction book, 11.22.63. King gives us a new protagonist in the form of Jake Epping, … Continue reading “11.22.63 by Stephen King Review”

The Eagle’s Conquest by Simon Scarrow Review

This is the second book in Scarrow’s Eagles of the Empire series, you can check out our review on the first book here. The Eagle’s Conquest is an all-round tighter and more succinct novel than it’s predecessor. Scarrow still mixes in his gripping heart pounding battle scenes with the more sedate and slightly boring political … Continue reading “The Eagle’s Conquest by Simon Scarrow Review”

Animal Farm by George Orwell Review

Animal Farm is an allegorical tale about intelligent animals that overthrow their ruling farmers and set about creating a society of equals. Yet this co-operative doesn’t quite work out as well as it did on paper. You see some of the animals recieve a bigger share of the spoils than others do and some of … Continue reading “Animal Farm by George Orwell Review”

Survival Year Review

Can you imagine a world where every citizen could directly weigh in on politics and the actions of his or her host government from their cell phone? In this not-so-distant sci-fi future, Jennifer French’s Survival Year offers this scenario as a true possibility. There’s international betrayal, a love triangle and a common desire to bring … Continue reading “Survival Year Review”