Andy Weir’s ARTEMIS

The Martian was one of the funnest and funniest reading experiences I have ever had. So there was a little trepidation when I picked up his next novel. It had been pitched as a crime novel set on the moon which left me not really knowing what to expect. Would this book be as funny? Would their be the same level of scientific explanation? Would I be completely hooked again? The answer is yes, yes and YES. … More Andy Weir’s ARTEMIS

Celeste Ng’s LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE

Set in the planned community of Shaker Heights Celeste Ng’s novel hooks you from it’s opening pages as The Richardson’s family home goes up in flames. Everyone suspects that the youngest Richardson, the black sheep of the family, has set the fire but as we retrace the last 12 months in and around the Richardson family home we learn it was only a matter of time before a spark caused a blaze. … More Celeste Ng’s LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE

M.R. Carey’s THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE

I couldn’t get enough of this book and literally want to turn around and read The Girl With All The Gifts again. (If only you could see the movie in Australia!) I never expected a sequel the first time around and definitely not one this good. I will even go out on a limb and declare this book even better than the first one! Which I didn’t think was remotely possible. Forget The Walking Dead, M.R. Carey series is streets ahead on every level. … More M.R. Carey’s THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE

Brian Van Reet’s SPOILS

I have read a lot of novels set during the Iraq War and this one is pretty special. Brian Van Reet, another alumni of the what is becoming the preeminent collection Fire & Forget, has written a novel of the Iraq War told from both sides; from a US soldier’s perspective and a jihadist insurgent drawn to Iraq from Afghanistan. In doing so he has written a part thriller in the vein of I Am Pilgrim, but also a part dissection of the last 16 years of conflict worthy of comparison with the other great novels of this war, Redeployment and The Yellow Birds. … More Brian Van Reet’s SPOILS