I’m in love with the power of words. As a child I’d take my magical sword to the enemy, my heart to the maiden and my hungry mind to a thousand worlds on offer. Words taught and entertained. Matric found me winning the English prize but despite having thought I’d be the adventuring journalist uncovering insidious plots by evil politicians, my journey of discovery was only beginning.
Where I’m now finds me as a freelance, music agent whose words often market bands and events, writing biographies, press releases and web content. I own several websites and it’s there where i write creatively for myself (blog, poetry) and the music industry (CD reviews, band interviews etc.).
Need to rethink this 30/04/2020
Something went wrong with this one. So much so one can’t help questioning whether it is the same author.
I would question whether Red Notice by Andy McNab was in fact written by Andy McNab. It is a new series which lacks the authenticity of the earlier books I have read. He mangles the dialogue horribly when trying to introduce the complexities of an emotional relationship. It has a clumsy story line and I suspect these books are being churned out as quickly as possible to capitalise on the writers previous success.
Another action thriller from Andy McNab. Cold Blood precedes the other two in the series which I have read.
An easy read with all the usual hardcore exploits expected from a fictional Special Forces operative.
I almost gave up on this one
But I persevered to the bitter end. A whodunnit complete with the twist in the tale that was entirely predictable.
It was going to be long flight there and back.
So I stocked up with what I could find from Andy McNab and Chris Ryan. Books I can skim through. However I do worry that I should be looking for stuff that has a bit more substance to it. Chris Ryans work is readable although the tales are very much do and die.
Helps to pass the time.
Fast moving, action packed, almost believeable.
Another book by an ex Special Forces author. Well written and not too over the top. A light read for those who enjoy the genre.
Ex SAS Chris Ryan writes combat action thrillers.
OK for a light read. But tend to be a little too gung ho and melodramatic.
A not to be believed pre-war thriller set aboard the Titanic.
Predictably both the hero and heroine make it through to the end of the book a bit battered and bruised, to complete the happy ending.
One in a series. Factual fiction set in third century Rome.
Interesting and an enjoyable read.
A run of the mill crime thriller set in a post Second World War Palestinian theme.
It’s not going to win any literary prizes but it passes the time and I managed to finish it