Tag Archives: Costa Prize

Kate Atkinson’s “Life After Life” (2013) and “A God in Ruins” (2015) – it doesn’t get much better than this

Kate Atkinson, just in case there was ever any shadow of a doubt, is the real deal. I want her to write for ever and ever and ever. Was entranced during the wee small hours recently watching her on interview … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , , , | 23 Comments

The Costa Book Awards 2015 Shortlist

Nothing like a good cup of strong, hot coffee and a new set of books jostling for a British award, eh.  The Costa Book Awards have been going since the early 1970s and will announce this new year’s Category Winners … Continue reading

Posted in Book Prizes | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

“Child 44” by Tom Rob Smith (2008) – book review

Blood and guts. Guts and blood. General death, destruction and gore at every turn. And needless to say, a totally unputdownable read. Men, women, scores of children – cats, for goodness sake – no one and nothing is left unscathed … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books on the Big Screen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments