Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Life Knocks

Author: Craig Stone
Published: 16 February 2012
Genre: Autobiography
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 4 dragonflies
 
When Craig gave me the opportunity to read his autobiography Life Knocks and post an honest review, I wasn't sure what I was going to find, as it is outside my normal genre. However once I started reading, I wasn't disappointed that I had tried something new.
 
Life Knocks tells the story of Colossus Sosloss (Craig) and his adventures as he goes through life. Quite frankly however, with the amount of drug/alcohol use described, it's a small miracle that Craig has any grey matter left to write this brilliantly entertaining novel.
 
I laughed, and cried along with Craig, as he told us his story of love, life and loss, and there were times, I wanted to just skip his tales of the present, and be immersed in the stories he told of his time with Lily.
 
There were times that I questioned his sanity, especially when he describes some of his harrowing situations in comedic form, and how he could possibly have lived with his landlord without killing him in the night is a true wonder.

I recommend this book to anybody who wants to loose themselves in an amazing life.
 
 
 
 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Win a Kindle for Christmas

Win a Kindle for Christmas
Supporting Indie Authors
 
My friend, the very talented and wonderful Patti Roberts is hosting a giveaway on her site - Paradox - The Angels are Here.
 
 
 
 
 
For more information, go to:

http://paradox-theangelsarehere.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/win-kindle-for-christmas-supporting.html

Drawn 24 December 2012.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Foundling Wizard (Apprentice to Master)

Author: James Eggebeen
Published: July 2012
Genre: Fantasy
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 5 dragonflies
 
I was lucky enough to be one of the beta readers of this book, and to receive a gift of the finished product.
 
This is a wonderful story set in a fantasy world and tells the story of Lorit, a young man who has just learnt of his wizard powers and we follow his journey as he makes his way to the Wizard Masters who will help him reach his full potential. However, the high priests in the Temple of Ran have found out about Lorit and his powers and are keen to enslave him for their own purposes.
 
We are introduced to a number of primary and secondary characters along the journey, and all of them interact so well that you are drawn into their lives and become part of their family as they help and sometimes hinder Lorit's journey.
 
James Eggebeen is truly a remarkable author with an even more remarkable imagination, from his description of the crossing of the Plains of Grass to Lorit's journey across the sea you will be drawn into Lorit's world and be taken on a journey that has numerous twists and turns that culminates in an ending that will surprise you.
 
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story, and am looking forward to taking further journeys with Lorit.