Tag: Goodness

Agatha Christie – The Seven Dials Mystery | Review

Title: The Seven Dials Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 192

Rating: 4/5

I was taken by surprise with this one, and that’s a good thing. I’ve been getting through the last few unread Agatha Christie books on my pile and so I have a sort of automatic tendency to assume that I’ve left the worst ones until last. That was definitely not true in this case.

Weirdly, for the first time in my life, I found myself relating to the murder victim in Agatha Christie book, mainly because he was something of a spoiled young man who had a habit of sleeping in late. The core plot basically revolves around a plot that some of his friends hatch to plant a bunch of “alarumclocks beneath his bed to wake him up nice and early.

For me, this is in the top 20% Christie books, and that’s saying something. There’s a lot of good characterisation here, a fun little mystery for you to enjoy and just overall a lot of that classic Christie goodness. You can tell she was in her prime.

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Oli Jacobs – Kirk Sandblaster vs Protocol 9 | Review

Title: Kirk Sandblaster vs Protocol 9

Author: Oli Jacobs

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 136

Rating: 3.5/5

I’ve been following Oli’s career for a while now and so it was a pleasure to pick this up so close to its release, especially because I’ve read the rest of the series. And it didn’t disappoint, delivering further sci-fi comedy goodness.

What I particularly liked about this book was that it felt so topical and relevant. It basically deals with tech and artificial intelligence, as well as what might happen if it were to rebel against us. Elon Musk would be loving it.

So yeah, obviously I would recommend this one. I’d just recommend reading the rest of the series first if you can, though they also work okay as standalones.

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