Tonstant Weader Reviews

Opinionated Book Reviews.



Tell Me An Ending by Jo Harkin

Tell Me An Ending is a sci-fi thriller that explores the value and ethics of a new technology, one that allows certain memories to be removed. For example, someone is involved in a tragic incident that haunts them, perhaps gives... Continue Reading →

Vera by Carol Edgarian

Vera is a fast-paced historical fiction about a young girl who is 15 going on 45 in many ways. She is the secret daughter of San Francisco's most infamous madam, Rose of The Rose and is being raised by an... Continue Reading →

Follow Me To Ground by Sue Rainsford

Follow Me To Ground is the story of Ada and her father who live outside a village they serve by curing what ails them. They sometimes have to bury them in "The Ground" for a few days for the cure to... Continue Reading →

Turbulence by David Szalay

Turbulence is a striking novel, a fresh story that feels like many stories. It begins with a flight from London to Madrid. She talks to a seatmate and the next chapter follows him. And the third chapter follows another person... Continue Reading →

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing, is Jesmyn Ward's third novel. All three take place in the small Mississippi town of Bois Sauvage, a poor village struggling with the twin plagues of racism and poverty and recovering from the ravages of Katrina. Sing, Unburied, Sing is... Continue Reading →

Odd Numbers by Anne Holt

Odd Numbers is the ninth in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series and takes place more than eleven  years after she has left the force. There was this uncanny discomfort reading this book while the news is filled with the news of bombing in Manchester because... Continue Reading →

War of the Encyclopaedists by Christopher Robinson Gavin Kovite

The War of the Encyclopaedists by Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite has received a far number of critical reviews that to seem unfair to this constant reader. I think none of us are read many books written by two people and mistake... Continue Reading →

Green on Blue by Elliot Ackerman

Fiction can reveal important truths and the truths in Eliot Ackerman's Green on Blue will make you despair of any positive outcome to our war in Afghanistan. That is perhaps evident in the title recalling the murder of blue (American) soldiers... Continue Reading →

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