Going postal!

Hushhhhh… they’re talking? Can you hear them? There are things Moist Van Lipwig has never been before. Moist Van Lipwig, for instance. And a postmaster for, well, another instance. He’s been many other people but he’s never tried the Mr Lipwig ¬†hat on for size. And now, I’m afraid, it was far too late for […]

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

What do you get when you have a talking cat (he prefers to be called Amazing, thank you very much) in cahoots with a “clan” of “thinking rats” (and yes, they talk too) and a “stupid-looking kid” as an added accessory? Well, apparently you get the¬†Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. And a side to […]

Inkworld Trilogy 1: Inkheart

It isn’t really a new idea. Any storyteller would toy with the idea of writing one about storybook characters come to life. But like I once read somewhere, there are no new ideas. Only old ideas told in a new way. And to give Inkheart credit, it doesn’t take much away from you wanting to […]

The Day of the Jackal

If memory serves me correctly (alas, it has failed me on many an occasion!) this was the first Frederick Forsyth novel I’ve read. It was also his first novel, written in just 35 days! It was quite difficult to get through the first time, not just because of all the big fancy words (for a […]