April 2016 - Book of Bogan

Akarnae by Lynette Noni

Akarnae by Lynette NoniAlex is the Chosen one… or one of the Chosen… who gets taken from our world to a mysterious magical… or is that technological… school in a parallel universe, where she makes friends with two boys, mysterious enemies who are former students sneaking back into do bad things… now where have I heard that before?... Read More »

Winter is Coming by Caroline Larrington

Winter is Coming by Caroline LarringtonWinter.. I mean season 6 of Game of Thrones… I mean spoilers… are coming. Seriously though, this book was well-timed in advance of the start of Season 6, and while it does contain liberal doses of ‘spoilers’ for the books, as well as the television series, if you haven’t caught up by now, you really... Read More »

The Mob and The City by C Alexander Hortis

I have read quite a few books about La Cosa Nostra recently – in fact I am reading another one at the moment – and I was interested in learning more about how the Mafia manages to wangle its way into the levels of control that it has, or has had in the past. With... Read More »

United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas

United States of Japan by Peter TieryasI do enjoy a good Alternate History novel, and after a few early rough patches, United States of Japan worked its way into a decent novel, in the vein of Phillip K Dick’s The Man in the High Castle. The broad outline being that the Axis Powers won the Second World War, with Japan using... Read More »

Illidan: World of Warcraft by William King

Illidan: World of Warcraft by William KingUp until recently, I have been a longtime player of World of Warcraft, and I have enjoyed many of the other books which have been set in this universe. With the upcoming release of the Warcraft movie, and the new expansion pack for WoW, there was sure to be another book set in the universe.... Read More »

Spam Nation by Brian Krebs

Spam Nation by Brian KrebsSpam Nation is a book about the investigation of some of the world’s biggest spammers, their operations and financial affairs. It is written by an investigative journalist, who appears to have spent the last decade or so researching security issues. Most people, myself included, see Spam as that inconvenient thing that occasionally invades your inbox.... Read More »

Carnifex by Matthew J Hellscream

Carnifex by Matthew J HellscreamDisclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Carnifex is the story of a group of friends who are sucked into a nightmarish world – AKA a small (fictional) country town in Queensland. Okay, there’s a little more to it than that – there are really... Read More »

The Decision to Attack by Aaron Franklin Brantly

The Decision to Attack by Aaron Franklin BrantlyDisclaimer: I received a review copy of this book from NetGalley. I decided to read this book because I thought it would provide an interesting look at the new wave, or new front of warfare going into the 21st Century, the cyber war. And I must say that this is a very up to date... Read More »

Betrayal at Little Gibraltar by William T Walker

Betrayal at Little Gibraltar by William T WalkerBetrayal at Little Gibraltar is a gritty, down-in-the-mud look at one of the lesser-known (at least to me) battles of World War 1. It follows the men and officers of the 79th Division in their bloody stalemate battle against the fortress of Montfaucon. It seems to me from reading quite a number of historical books... Read More »

Thorn by Joshua Ingle

Thorn by Joshua IngleSo the main character is a demon who makes his living by going around whispering in people’s ears to try to subtly convince them that they should kill themselves, and or other people… What’s not to like? Look, I’m all for anti-heroes, and bad guys being main characters, but there still needs to be some... Read More »