The Body

I wish I could put my finger on why I found this book ever so slightly disappointing. Perhaps I was expecting too much; with the exception of A Walk In the Woods, I’ve enjoyed all Bill Bryson’s books. Or perhaps I was expecting another A Short History of Nearly Everything. I’ve read the illustrated version …

Airframe

This was fun. My second time around, but so long after the first reading that I’d forgotten everything and could enjoy it all over again. And just as with the first reading, I went through it in three long sessions. I’ve read all of Michael Crichton’s books – and enjoyed nearly all of them. (I’ll …

The Crossing Places

I love mysteries. Give me a book about somebody solving a crime and I’m as happy as a cat in a cardboard box. (My current favourites are the Peter Robinson Inspector Banks series and Val McDermid’s Carol Jordan and Tony Hill novels.) So I was really looking forward to this first in a string of …