Review of 2016 – Books and Tools

More from Michael 😀

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It’s always interesting to review a year that has just passed. 2015 was not a good year for me – with 14 friends and family dying, it was never going to be a happy year. However, at least there are people who help distract me. And first amongst these are authors, of course.

dsc_0378.jpgLast year was a good year for new books and new discoveries for me. With excellent stories from writers like William Ryan (they are immensely readable, and draw you into the grim harshness of Stalin’s Russia), from Daniel Silva’s superb THE ENGLISH SPY, to the late and hugely missed Terry Pratchett and his RAISING STEAM (a wonderful read).

Then there were some wonderful surprises. Simon Scarrow is known for his really brilliant series of Roman warrior stories, but his HEARTS OF STONEwpid-dsc_0162.jpg last year is a wonderful evocation of the impact of war on 1940s Greece which…

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