July 2016 - Page 2 of 2 - Book of Bogan

Salem’s Cipher by Jess Lourey

Salem’s Cipher by Jess LoureyThis is the sort of book you would get if you mashed Dan Brown’s back catalogue, the Nancy Drew mysteries, Scooby Doo and Clueless together in one big hot mess. If that sounds like the thing for you, well, god bless and good luck. Two women are brought together through the kidnapping and (possible) murder... Read More »

Kojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi

Kojiki by Keith YatsuhashiFrom the publisher: When eighteen year old Keiko Yamada’s father dies unexpectedly, he leaves behind a one way ticket to Japan, an unintelligible death poem about powerful Japanese spirits and their gigantic, beast-like Guardians, and the cryptic words: “Go to Japan in my place. Find the Gate. My camera will show you the way.” I... Read More »

Code Warriors by Stephen Budiansky

Code Warriors by Stephen BudianskyI guess when reading any non-fiction work one needs to consider whether there are any hidden agendas going on behind the scenes, and evaluate the material being presented accordingly. I guess with a book about the classified world of the NSA one can only expect some sort of shenanigans. Looking at the cover the book... Read More »

Grey Ronin by Matthew S Cox

Grey Ronin by Matthew S CoxWhen I received this book, I was not aware that it was the third book in a trilogy, and have not read the others in the series. With that said, I don’t think that they were required reading to be able to appreciate, and understand Grey Ronin. Grey Ronin presents an interesting world, where the... Read More »

The Sea Wolves by Lars Brownworth

The Sea Wolves by Lars BrownworthThe Sea Wolves is subtitled A History of the Vikings, and is an attempt at covering the influence and reach of a group of figures who have become somewhat mythologised through popular culture and society in general. I guess when we hear the word Vikings, it immediately brings to mind a particular image, and certain... Read More »

Big Stick Up at Brinks by Noel Behn

Big Stick Up at Brinks by Noel BehnI received a review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Big Stick Up at Brinks is the tale of an armed robbery – well, a series of robberies – of the armoured car company Brinks, which took place in the 1940s. I must admit that prior to reading the book, I had... Read More »

Stormbird by Conn Iggulden

Stormbird by Conn IgguldenConn Iggulden is one of those authors that I have admired from afar for his breadth of work in historical fiction, however I have never taken the time to sit down and read one of his books. With the popularity of the Game of Thrones series, which is loosely, or partly based on the events... Read More »