bikerbuddy

I started this website because I wanted to learn a bit about website design. I chose to write reviews because I needed content and I have been an avid reader all my life.

I studied English literature and Communications many years ago, now. I worked as an English teacher for 25 years.

I prefer 'literature' rather than genre fiction, and I enjoy reading non-fiction, too. However, I try to read a variety of books. My reviews tend to be favourable since I choose which books I wish to read and review, unlike a professional reviewer.

My site tag is taken from my geocaching name, which I originally adopted because of my love of mountain biking, not because I ride motorcycles.

I hope to improve the functionality of this site over time as my skills improve ... very, very slowly ...



▼ Reviews

4 December 2018Voss Patrick White
23 November 2018On Chesil Beach Ian McEwan
21 November 2018The Noise of Time Julian Barnes
14 November 2018Red Moon Kim Stanley Robinson
7 November 2018Milkman Anna Burns
27 October 2018Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr Nancy Isenberg
15 October 2018First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong James R. Hansen
9 October 2018Washington Black Esi Edugyan
2 October 2018The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon
19 September 2018The Consolations of Philosophy Alain de Botton
14 September 2018Slapstick or Lonesome No More Kurt Vonnegut
13 September 2018Killers of the Flower Moon David Grann
6 September 2018Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy John le Carré
31 August 2018G. John Berger
24 August 2018Frankenstein in Baghdad Ahmed Saadawi
19 August 2018The Elected Member Bernice Rubens
15 August 2018Early Riser Jasper Fforde
7 August 2018Something to Answer For P.H.Newby
3 August 2018Kompяomat Stanley Johnson
24 July 2018Winter Ali Smith
20 July 2018A People's History of the Vampire Uprising Raymond A.Villareal
8 July 2018The Book Shop Penelope Lively
7 July 2018A Book of American Martyrs Joyce Carol Oates
25 June 2018Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel
14 June 2018The English Patient Michael Ondaatje
9 June 2018Moon Tiger Penelope Lively
5 June 2018The Golden House Salman Rushdie
24 May 2018The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark
16 May 2018The Shadow Land Elizabeth Kostova
9 May 2018The City Always Wins Omar Robert Hamilton
29 AprilThe Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster
26 AprilSharpe's Triumph Bernard Cornwell
23 AprilWilliam Shakespeare's The Phantom Of Menace Ian Doescher
17 AprilThe Sense of An Ending Julian Barnes
15 AprilThe Boy on the Bridge M.R.Carey
11 AprilBurial Rites Hannah Kent
5 AprilRichard III: A Ruler and his Reputation David Horspool
27 MarchThe Daughter Of Time Josephine Tey
25 MarchSPQR: A History Of Rome Mary Beard
12 MarchSharpe's Tiger Bernard Cornwell
3 MarchWhy I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race Reni Eddo-Lodge
1 MarchThe Accident on the A35 Graeme Macrae Burnet
22 FebruaryHome Fire Kamila Shamsie
19 FebruaryAntigone Sophocles
17 FebruaryThe Lost City of Z David Grann
6 FebruaryThe Museum of Modern Love Heather Rose
30 JanuaryA Long Way From Home Peter Carey
23 JanuaryTurtles All The Way Down John Green
19 JanuaryLike A Bat Out Of Hell Mick Wall
17 JanuaryPurity Jonathan Franzen
11 JanuaryMeasure For Measure William Shakespeare
9 JanuaryLetters From Father Christmas J.R.R.Tolkien


24 DecemberYou Don't Have To Be Evil To Work Here But It Helps Tom Holt
20 DecemberThe Underground Railway Colson Whitehead
15 DecemberThe Zombie Survival Guide Max Brooks
11 DecemberGhost Empire Richard Fidler
1 DecemberArtemis Andy Weir
24 NovemberThe Power Naomi Alderman
16 NovemberAlexander Hamilton Ron Chernow
8 NovemberFirst Person Richard Flanagan
25 OctoberLincoln in the Bardo George Saunders
18 OctoberAutumn Ali Smith
15 OctoberElmet Fiona Mozley
5 OctoberReady Player One Ernest Cline
26 SeptemberThe Forensic Records Society Magnus Mills
23 SeptemberGhosts Henrik Ibsen
20 SeptemberNutshell Ian McEwan
14 SeptemberA Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle
8 SeptemberPussy Howard Jacobson
1 SeptemberThe Girl With All The Gifts M.R.Carey
30 AugustDeath's End Cixun Liu
16 AugustThe Dark Forest Cixun Liu
7 AugustThe Three-Body Problem Cixun Liu
2 AugustExit West Mohsin Hamid
31 JulyThe Witches Stacy Schiff
18 JulyEren Simon P.Clark
13 JulyA House For Mr Biswas V.S.Naipaul
29 JuneThe Rider Tim Krabbé
20 JuneSouth of the Border, West of the Sun Haruki Murakami
13 JuneThe Tournament Matthew Reilly
10 JuneThe Essex Serpent Sarah Perry
1 JuneThe Heart Goes Last Margaret Atwood
26 MayThe Human Stain Philip Roth
13 MaySputnik Sweetheart Haruki Murakami
9 MayThe Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen
2 MayNew York 2140 Kim Stanley Robinson
19 AprilThe Dark Tower Stephen King
15 AprilRomeo And/Or Juliet Ryan North
4 AprilThe Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Rachel Joyce
31 MarchThe Terranauts T.Coraghessan Boyle
23 MarchThe Impossible Fortress Jason Rekulah
21 MarchThe Yid Paul Goldberg
17 MarchSong of Susannah Stephen King
9 MarchCrash J.G.Ballard
5 MarchWhat Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Henry Farrell
2 MarchThe Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau Grame Macrae Burnet
27 FebruaryThe Voyeur's Motel Gay Talese
14 FebruaryBatman: The Killing Joke Alan Moore & Brian Bollard
14 FebruaryWays of Seeing John Berger
13 FebruaryValis Philip K.Dick
7 FebruaryThe Circle Dave Eggers
24 JanuaryWolves of Calla Stephen King
4 FebruaryWizard and Glass Stephen King
20 JanuaryThe Joker: Death of the Family Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo
19 JanuaryBeast Paul Kingsnorth
18 JanuaryOddfellows Nicholas Shakespeare
17 JanuaryThe Waste Lands Stephen King
10 JanuaryThe Drawing of Three Stephen King
3 JanuaryThe Gunslinger Stephen King