Category: Review



Review: ‘The Warden’ by Anthony Trollope

Review: ‘The Warden’ by Anthony Trollope

I’ve never read any Trollope before, but my book group likes to mix things up, so here we are. This was a real surprise to me. It was published in 1855 and my previous dabblings in that era have left me less than enthusiastic. Overly wordy, sentimental, turgid and a real slog to get through […]

Posted January 16, 2017 by PaulineMRoss in Review / 0 Comments

Five self-published gems of 2013

Five self-published gems of 2013

Edit: This is my original post, reposted here because it got lost in a cyber-black-hole. Self-publishing gets a bad rap. Some wit once said: the best thing about self-publishing is that anyone can do it; and the worst thing about self-publishing is that anyone can do it. Occasionally, trawling through the endless heaps of optimistic […]

Posted January 15, 2017 by PaulineMRoss in Archive, Ramblings, Review / 0 Comments




Review: ‘Brooklyn’ by Colm Toibin

Review: ‘Brooklyn’ by Colm Toibin

An interesting story historically, perhaps, but in many ways it fell short for me. Eilis is a young woman in a small town in post-war Ireland, a place with few prospects. Her brothers have gone to England to find work, and her glamorous older sister, Rose, has a job and a social life and a […]

Posted December 17, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in Review / 0 Comments

Mystery review: ‘Web Of Fear’ by Mike Omer

Mystery review: ‘Web Of Fear’ by Mike Omer

The third outing with Omer’s gloriously quirky cops in the Glenmore Park Police Department. This time the spotlight is firmly on Hannah, who’s a bit of a mess in lots of ways, but grimly determined to prove her worth to the department. Naturally, almost everything that can go wrong does. Poor Hannah! This story was […]

Posted November 25, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in Review / 0 Comments