Posts tagged: Spartan

Spartan Revisited

Despite my reservations, I stuck with my latest novel, Spartan, that I mentioned last week and my first impressions were pretty much borne out by the rest of the book.

The author, Matthew Dunn, has created a central character who he clearly believes is super-human. In the space of the days that the book covers, Will ‘Indestructible’ Cochrane is: Read more ›››

A Spartan Read

One of the things that worries me about the success of sites like Amazon is that sooner or later that is where we’ll buy everything and there won’t be any books shops on the High Street where you can just browse and buy a book you might otherwise never heard about.

They can turn out to be complete rubbish or one of those gems that you promise yourself to read again and again. The Jack Nightingale novels by Stephen Leather, for example, which I’ve reviewed here, but would never known about but for an idle turn around the shelves of Waterstones. Read more ›››