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Average rating: 5 based on 3 reviews

Beyond Closure

This is a very well-written novel that it is a pleasure to work through, the characters having life breathed into them almost from the first page. And, too, we gain insights into various matters pertaining to our own lives, the author being a human being just like the rest of us. But also, we learn about the grieving process, for Valerie Norris was and is a bereavement volunteer, and in particular about the role of therapy in one form or another in helping the survivors of another person’s death.

Doom of Stars

Fabulously written end-of-the-world tale of survival, with
brilliant female characters leading the story.

The Mystery Beyond Knowledge

This book combines analytical acuity of the highest order with a profound meditation on the mystery revealed where analysis meets its limit. It also shows the author’s singular gift for humorous observation and not wholly disconnected from that the intensely poetic sensibility that often finds voice in his writing. This is the most distinctive and original work of philosophy that I have read in many years.

Doom of Stars

Meticulously crafted, fast-paced, and richly imaginative, the novel makes for a necessary read for both lovers of YA and adult dystopian fiction.

Doom of Stars

The fully realized characters, fast-paced narrative, and imaginative SF elements keep the pages flying. Vaughan’s intelligent prose transforms the familiar dystopian setup into a twisty, unsettling roller coaster full of intrigue and apprehension. This is a page-turner.

Waiting for a Hunter's Moon

Waiting for a Hunter's Moon

An eloquent, ornate, poetic and, at times, philosophical meander through the angler's year - a unique, candid writing style which will resonate and enthrall

In the long run

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully observed
A wonderful story of relationships and running, beautifully observed.

Hideous Night

Hideous Night

5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly entertaining book!
Verified Purchase.Reading this brilliant novel was just like riding a scary roller coaster! I found myself hanging on with an enjoyable sense of dread throughout the many thrilling plot twists and turns, as I the reader was propelled along with each new page towards what seemed like an unavoidably hideous climax. However, I needed to know what happened next so I devoured the book like the hungry monsters that are the villains of this extraordinary story!

This thoroughly entertaining book has reminded me how much fun reading good sci-fi can be and I will certainly be ordering the rest of Martyn Rhys Vaughan's back catalogue in the hope of experiencing similar thrilling adventures. In the meantime I will be reflecting on the writer's astute observations of the privilege of modern lifestyle choices and how flawed people can choose to be heroes when forced to fight seemingly overwhelming odds to save (a perhaps undeserving) humanity.

Magic Islands

Magic Islands - Revised Edition

Magic Islands, by Irene Edwards, is a fantasy adventure centered around magic, wizardry, and adventure. The imagery painted by Edwards is absolutely stunning and contributes to the beauty of a well-crafted fantasy. Edwards’s young characters are relatable and full of life. The humor woven throughout this novel makes it not only more appealing but serves to create a fun read aloud for classrooms, as well.

Our Lady of Mumbles

Our Lady of Mumbles

Very enjoyable read, the characters were believable and the story took me back in time.