Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.
This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.
TFL: The Story Of The London Underground – David Long, Sarah McMenemy (Illustrator)
When the first passengers climbed aboard the earliest ever underground train in 1863, it would have been impossible to imagine how the London Underground would change and grow over the next 150 years. From smelly steam trains running along a single track to the innovative electric tube system speeding through a vast network of tunnels beneath our feet today, the London Underground keeps this busy city on the move.
The Story of the London Underground tells the extraordinary history of the world’s most famous underground railway. Explore Victorian London as the Brunels dig deep under the Thames. Take refuge in the tunnels during World War II and discover which world leader’s bath was found in an abandoned station. Marvel at the famous fossil wall, deserted ghost stations and unusual spiral escalators that are all part of the London Underground’s fascinating history.
Published in association with TfL, this beautiful book from Blue Peter Award-winning author David Long and exceptionally talented artist Sarah McMenemy tells a captivating story of the London Underground that will delight children and grown-ups alike.
I picked this book up on a whim as it caught my eye on the library shelf. I have always been interested in the history of the London Underground but never spotted anything to read.
Whilst this was aimed a children full of illustrations and colour I found this to be a very interesting and informative book on the history of the London Underground. I would recommend this book to children and adults alike.
By reading I have learnt quite a few new things that will be very handy for the next pub quiz!
Photographing The Dead – Dean Koontz
A self-styled artist is getting away with murder in Death Valley. If all goes well, so will Nameless. In part two of the Nameless series, the relentless avenger is haunted by nightmares of the past and visions of what’s to come.
Palmer Oxenwald’s hunting ground is the Mojave wasteland. His victims are random tourists and hikers. His trophies are cherished photographs of the damage he’s done. His greatest threat is Nameless. Two men with one thing in common: memories of the dead. For a psychopath like Palmer, they’re a clear rush in black and white. For Nameless, they’re visions of violence buried and erased. But for how long?
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes Photographing the Dead, part of Nameless, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.
This is book 2 in the Nameless series.
Nameless is directed to Death Valley to stop a murderer. This killer takes photos to immortalise his victims after death, but if Nameless succeeds he will not be photographing anyone else.
Another brilliant short story in this series. Fast paced and a fast read I cannot wait to start book 3 to see what happens next!
To read [K]’s review on book 1 in the Nameless series please click here: In The Heart Of Fire
Have you read/listened to any of the books above? Or any previously featured on Mini Review Monday? Let us know your thoughts!