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Book Reviews By Authors

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Authors U

Leon Uris – Trinity

This sweeping and powerful epic adventure captures the “terrible beauty” of Ireland during its long and bloody struggle for freedom.

Authors V

Carl-Johan Vallgren – The Merman

Bleak yet fantastical fiction, translated from Swedish. I absolutely loved The Merman and will definitely be looking for more of Vallgren’s work in the future.

Various – The Puffin Book of Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Dive into the Hindu mythology and find out fun facts about the gods and goddesses, from epic battles and nasty monsters to divine divas and silly arguments all will be reviled along with colourful illustrations.

Sarah Vaughan – The art of baking blind

Five competitors cook for the chance to become the new Mrs Eaden. No spoiler review by Claire Knight.

Timur Vermes – Look Who’s Back

Read our submitted book reviews of Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes, which is a book that tells the story Hitler reappearing in a park in Germany.

Jules Verne – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne’s classic sci-fi novel is considered to be the first Steampunk book, launching an entire genre. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea should demand inclusion on any reader’s list.

David Videcette – The Theseus Paradox

D. I. Jake Flanagan’s job with the Metropolitan police anti-terrorist branch sets him on the path of investigating bombings on the London underground, but with secret intelligence given to him, he follows the leads which could cost him everything.

Pandit Vishnu Sharma – Panchatantra

Written as early as the third century B.C from the Indian subcontinent  the Panchatantra is written to enlighten and educate and is enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Siobhan Vivian – The List

Two girls from each year are chosen, their names are on a list of the prettiest and ugliest in their year, how will this change the way they see themselves?

William T. Vollmann – Butterfly Stories

The search for love is just the tip of the iceberg in this look into the world of prostitution in South East Asia.

Authors W

Robert James Waller – High Plains Tango

Carlisle McMillan finds Salamander, a peaceful place out the way, bulldozers soon follow threatening to disrupt his peaceful retreat.

Robert James Waller – The Long Night of Winchell Dear

Romantic fiction from the author of The Bridges of Madison County. Loved by our reviewer, Teresa M.

Jeanette Walls – The Glass Castle

Walls doesn’t pull her punches in this personal memoir, gritty, unputdownable and well-received. Be aware that this review contains some spoilers.

Jemma Wayne – Chains of Sand

29 year old Daniel is an investment banker that yearns for something more, but as he looks to Israel for answers he can’t know that a relationship between star-crossed lovers a decade earlier will complicate everything he thinks has become clear.

Brent Weeks – The Black Prism

The Black Prism is the first book in the Lightbringer fantasy series and here it gets a mixed review from our reading addict Debbie McCarthy.

Dietmar Arthur Wehr – The Synchronicity War, part 1

During a space battle with a xenophobic alien race set on exterminating the United Earth Space Force one officer experiences precognitive visions that could win the war.

Dietmar Arthur Wehr – The Synchronicity War, part 2

With the war with against the mysterious alien race going badly, only Victor Shiloh’s precognitive visions are slowing the onslaught, can they survive the new vision of a massive attack on Earth.

Dietmar Arthur Wehr – The Synchronicity War, part 4

Yet another large Sogas fleet is heading to Earth and Space Force barely managed to fend off the last attack, decisions will have to be made if the Human race is going to have any chance of survival.

Jennifer Weiner – Good in Bed

Cannie’s  life is going well, she loves her friends, her rat terrier Nifkin and her job as a pop culture reporter, she’s even made peace with her plus-size body, that is until she’s faced with an article her ex has written about “Loving a Larger Woman”

Andy Weir – The Martian

Mark Watney’s been stranded on Mars, with supplies running low, what is he to do?

Irvine Welsh – Skagboys

Follow the early lives of Renton and Sick Boy as they enter the world of heroin addiction, a prequel to the 1993 novel Train spotting.

Irvine Welsh – Trainspotting

Trying to stop using is going to be a real challenge and some lose more than the fight against drugs. Read different individual’s stories regarding the heroin culture around Edinburgh.

Karen Wheeler – Tout Sweet: Hanging Up My High Heels for a New Life in France

After her boyfriend Eric leaves, Karen gives up her life as a fashion editor and heads to rural France for a new start. Contains Spoilers.

D. L. White – Brunch At Ruby’s

Debra, Maxine and Renee have been friends for years, but with a man coming between Maxine and Renee that could all change. Debra has her own challenges as secrets come to light that could lose her everything.

Kathryn White – Cats, Scarves and Lies

The title sells this one, how intriguing! This offbeat thriller from Kathryn White sounds interesting, but our reviewer wasn’t all that struck.

P.J. Whiteley – Close of Play

Romantic comedy set on the cricket field. Laugh out Loud funny according to our reviewer, Sandra Foy.

Lori Wick – The Princess

Shelby Parker has been chosen by the king and queen to become the new wife of their widowed son, Prince Nikolai, a gentleman in public, when alone he’s uninterested. Can they find love, or will Nikolai’s only love be for the wife he lost?

Aditya Wig – King’s Fall

With their ancient kingdom destroyed and the land stalked by war, two brothers, King Arjuna and his brother, Prince Karna stand at the heart ready to fight.

S Williams – Tuesday Falling

Tuesday Falling is the debut novel from S Williams. A thriller said to be loved by those who love The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Reviewed here by reading addict Claire Knight.

Bebe Winans with Timothy Willard – The Whitney I knew

BeBe Winans and Whitney Houston considered each other family, BeBe gives a personal look into Whitney’s life as only he could.

Jeanette Winterson – The Gap Of Time

The winter’s tale gets a modern twist in the first of a series in which well known novelists take on Shakespeare’s work.

Jeanette Winterson – Gut Symmetries

While travelling across the Atlantic Alice and Jove meet and by the time they get to their destination have become lovers which only becomes more interesting when Alice meets Stella, Jove’s wife.

P.G Wodehouse – The Girl on the Boat

Red-haired, dog-loving Wilhelmina Bennet “Billie” find herself on an ocean liner heading for England with a lot of romantic attention heading her way, but which will she end up with at the end of her journey?

P. G Wodehouse – Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit

With Jeeves’ feudal spirit needed to help Bertie when he visits Brinkley Court, can Jeeves look past the moustache Bertie has chosen to grow?

P.G. Wodehouse – The Heart of a Goof

Nine hilarious golfing stories that delve into courtship, friendship and business relationships that are formed around the greens of the ninth hole.

Monica Wood – The One In A Million Boy

With the sudden death of his son Quinn Porter seeks redemption for his absents in the boys life by completing the requirements for his son’s Boy Scout badge and gets new insight into his child’s life.

Neil Woods and J. S. Rafaeli – Good Cop, Bad War

Neil Woods worked undercover dealing with some of the most violent and unpredictable criminals in Britain, here is the true-account of his time.

Gillian Wright – Mishti, the Mirzapuri Labrador

Born in Mirzapur on the banks of the Ganga, Mishti, a little golden Labrador is adopted by Gilly and Mark and so the adventures begin.

Authors X

Xinran – Sky Burial

The story of one 26 year old woman’s amazing journey as she tries to find out what really happened to her husband.

Authors Y

Banana Yoshimoto – Hardboiled and Hard Luck

Two very different stories, from the fantasy world around a small town, to the emotional observations of a tragic time in a siblings life.

Authors Z

Markus Zusak – The Book Thief

Despite world war 2 going on around them Hans Hubermann teaches his foster child Liesel to read, wanting more to read leads Liesel to collect the books the Nazis are looking to destroy.