Book Reviews Coming Soon

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Hello folks – here’s what’s coming soon on Book Blog by Cari!  We have Jon Ronson’s bestseller, The Psychopath Test, which is a non-fiction romp through the “madness industry”.  There’s also A Little Less Than Love by Carys Smith – a book about complex relationships.  And finally, there’s A Whole New World by Liz Braswell – the first in a series of books telling darker versions of the well-known Disney films, starting with Aladdin!  Stay tuned!

Book App/Site of the Fortnight – Dead Good

Are you a fan of killer crime and drama?  Look no further than DeadGood!  Signing up to DeadGood’s newsletter is a great way to keep informed of the best of the latest crime and thrillers out.  With all their bestsellers, and great-deal offers, there’s plenty to discover for crime and thriller fans!  I discovered DeadGood on Facebook, but in addition to their own site, you can also follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Primates of Park Avenue By Wednesday Martin

Book review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 4/10

Part biography, part anthropological commentary, in her book Martin describes her life in the most wealthy and affluent part of New York – Upper East Side Manhattan.  Although she grew up in Manhattan herself, Martin finds herself thrust into a new way of life and with a new series of woes. Continue reading Primates of Park Avenue By Wednesday Martin

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Rubber.

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 5/10

This book was not at all what I was expecting!

From the title of the book I expected this book to be about economics, but perhaps concentrating on consumer behaviour.  But there is no mention of prominent economic topics such as GDP, market conditions, inflation, unemployment or even the production of goods and services in general. Continue reading Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Rubber.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production – by J.K.Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne.

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.

Until now I’d never read any of the Harry Potter books, but I’m glad I read this one!  There’s magic, mayhem, time travel, alternate realities, and some seriously dangerous close calls.  Don’t worry there are no big spoilers here! Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production – by J.K.Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne.