December 2015 - Book of Bogan

Review – Down: Pinhole by Glenn Cooper

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. If Down: Pinhole is to believed, the Christian idea of Hell is actually to be transported to Europe some time in the mid-18th Century. As if being thrown into pre-industrial society wasn’t bad enough, you share your dismal demise... Read More »

Review – Monetary Men by Kenneth D Alford

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.I have decided to make a rule for myself when reviewing non-fiction books about war – if the author manages to make war boring, then I take at least 1 star off. I am kind of a war nut, in... Read More »

Review – On by Jon Puckridge

I must admit that I hate when a novel is noted as a “cross between” two things, particularly where it claims more famous cousins. In the case of On by Jon Puckridge it was the works of William Gibson, and the movie Bladerunner. My healthy suspicion about such comparisons was well-founded as I discovered. Oh... Read More »

Review – The Awakening by Adair Hart

Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book through NetGalley in return for an honest review. So a few random humans – The Stereotypical Doctor, the Stereotypical Innocent Child, the Stereotypical Redneck/Soldier (I think), and a random Indian get kidnapped by aliens. They are placed in a ship filled with other aliens from around... Read More »

Review – Target Tobruk by Robert Jackson

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review. When I was a kid, there were these little comic books called Commando comics, man I was so addicted to them. I had a huge collection of these things, and was always scouring the local... Read More »

Review – Eisenhower’s Guerillas by Benjamin F Jones

Disclaimer – I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. Eisenhower’s Guerillas is a book which is dedicated to the stories of the group called the Jedburghs (aka Jeds) which were a multi-national force of guerillas who went into occupied France after D-Day to work alongside the... Read More »

Review – No Direction Home by James Baddock

Disclaimer – I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. The plot of No Direction Home is a fairly familiar science fiction trope – a ‘ark’ ship is sent off a dying Earth to populate the planets of some far-off star system, complete with thousands of people... Read More »

Review – El Narco by Ioan Grillo

As it happened, my finishing reading this book coincided with the unfortunate deaths of a couple of young Australian surfers, seemingly at the hands of persons associated with the Mexican drug cartels. This has certainly helped to bring into the spotlight the true dangers and tragedy of what has been transpiring in Mexico, the United... Read More »