The Bourne Ascendancy by Eric Van Lustbader My rating: 5 of 5 stars I could be wrong, but I think this just might be the best Bourne, at least since Ludlum, erm…"failed to achieve his wellness potential” shall we say. It’s one that I’d certainly read again. Of course, some of the surprise would be … Continue reading Review: The Bourne Ascendancy – Eric Van Lustbader
I thought I'd actually wait until the year was over (2014, just in case you...) before putting my heads together and seeing what I'd read that was worthy of The Speesh Golden Bookmark* for best book/read I read in 2014. As usual, I don't seem to have read any of other places' 'Books of the Year.' Partly … Continue reading If it's 2015, it must be time for – Book of the Year 2014!
Not In Your Lifetime: The Assassination of JFK by Anthony Summers My rating: 4 of 5 stars When it comes to believing in conspiracy theories, the Kennedy Assassination is the respectable conspiracy. The one it is ok to believe was a conspiracy without people immediately having an image of you sat at your computer in … Continue reading Review: Not In Your Lifetime: The Assassination of JFK
I thoroughly enjoyed - and I think you will too - The Whitehall Mandarin, by Edward Wilson. It really is an unfairly good book and a tremendously thrilling read to boot. Its story and themes span a tumultuous decade, the '60's and weave themselves in and out of many of that decades' pivotal moments. And, amazingly … Continue reading Further reading based on my The Whitehall Mandarin review – if you're interested, that is