Reviews and Blog Posts: end of the world

Angelmaker

by Nick Harkaway

Reviewer Rating:
4

I listened to this one on the recommendation of a colleague, and it was the perfect cure for a gray winter day! Clockwork, rogue scientists, spies, mysterious trains, men who want to be gods and ancient alliances of thieves all come together for a fun mystery/road trip. At times I...

Engines of the broken world

by Jason Vanhee

Reviewer Rating:
4

Mama has died and Merciful knows that the proper thing to do is bury her, but that’s not possible with a blizzard blowing and the ground frozen solid. Her brother, Gospel, thinks leaving her body in the cellar will have to do for now. The Minister, a “made creature” the...

On the beach

by Nevil Shute

Reviewer Rating:
4

Someone told me this was a bestseller in its day, 1957, which shows how much reading habits have changed in 50 years. This is slow-paced but an intriguing book about the end of the world when you know for sure it's coming very soon and what that means for how...

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