EPS Reviews

These are a cross between book-reviews and a blog, which is why they aren't just on Amazon. I started this as a mailing list; if you want to be on it then please email me.

28Aug10 Surface Detail Iain M. Banks
★★★
7Oct10 As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me Josef M. Bauer
★★★
3Oct10 The Blessing Nancy_Mitford
★★★
28Sep10 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet David Mitchell
★★★
28Aug10 Bonjour Tristesse & A Certain Smile Françoise Sagan
★★★★
20Aug10 Charlie Chan Earl Derr Biggers
★★★★
8Aug10 Villa Incognito Tom Robbins
★★★
2Aug10 Nine Stories J. D. Salinger
★★★★
16May10 Gentlemen of the Road Michael Chabon
★★★
25Apr10 The Book Thief Markus Zusak
★★★
17Apr10 The Ancestor's Tale Richard Dawkins
★★★★
20Mar10 Inspector Singh Shamini Flint
★★
28Feb10 Her Fearful Symmetry Audrey Niffenegger
★★★
23Feb10 The Age of Wonder Richard Holmes
★★★
30Nov09 The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Victor Hugo
★★★★
5Nov09 Chéri Colette
★★★★
1Nov09 The Jennifer Morgue Charles Stross
★★★
30Sep09 Rabbit, Run John Updike
★★★
1Sep09 The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafón
★★★★
22Aug09 Royal Flash George MacDonald Fraser
★★★
20Aug09 Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven Susan Jane Gilman
★★★
26Jul09 The Game of Kings Dorothy Dunnett
★★★★
15Jul09 Solaris Stanislaw Lem
★★★
1Jul09 Drood Dan Simmons
15Jun09 Lanark Alasdair Gray
★★
1Jun09 Zen Omnibus Michael Dibdin
★★★★
1May09 The Long Ships Frans Bengtsson
★★★
4Apr09 Les Misérables Victor Hugo
★★★★★
23Feb09 The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
★★★
14Feb09 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson
★★★
13Dec08 The Beasts of Valhalla George C. Chesbro
★★
12Dec08 The Black Sheep Honoré de Balzac
★★★
29Nov08 Temperament Stuart Isacoff
★★★
1Nov08 Vurt and Pollen Jeff Noon
★★★
1Nov08 Anathem Neal Stephenson
★★★★
28Oct08 Imperium Robert Harris
★★★★
18Oct08 Spook Country William Gibson
★★
2Oct08 The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow A. J. Mackinnon
★★★★
30Sep08 Fathers and Sons Ivan Turgenev
★★★★
29Sep08 Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained Peter Hamilton
★★★★
28Sep08 Out Natsuo Kirino
★★
27Sep08 Postsingular Rudy Rucker
★★★
26Sep08 The Road Cormac McCarthy
★★★
25Sep08 Measuring the World Daniel Kehlmann
★★★★
10Jun08 A Time of Gifts Patrick Leigh Fermor
★★★
8Jun08 Rainbow's End Vernor Vinge
★★★
7Jun08 Channel Crossing Sebastian Smith
★★★
14Apr08 Naples '44 Norman Lewis
★★★★
12Apr08 The System of the World Neal Stephenson
★★★
17Mar08 Matter Iain M Banks
★★★
16Mar08 Market Forces Richard K. Morgan
★★
15Mar08 The Indian Clerk David Leavitt
23Feb08 Under the Skin Michel Faber
★★★
2Feb08 An American Dream Norman Mailer
★★★
18Jan08 The Confusion Neal Stephenson
★★★★
1Jan08 Codex Lev Grossman
★★★
25Nov07 Quicksilver Neal Stephenson
★★★★★
12Oct07 Paradise Lost John Milton
★★
20Sep07 The Poincaré Conjecture Donal O'Shea
★★
20Sep07 For Tibet, with Love Isabel Losada
★★★
10Sep07 Julie & Julia Julie Powell
★★★★
8Sep07 Old Man's War John Scalzi
★★★
1Sep2007 The King's Last Song Geoff Ryman
★★★
11Aug2007 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J. K. Rowling
★★★★
1Jul2007 The Line Between Peter S. Beagle
★★★
18May2007 Catfish and Mandala Andrew X. Pham
★★★★
16May2007 When I'm Dead All This Will Be Yours Teller
★★★★
15May2007 The Lies of Locke Lamora Scott Lynch
★★★
6May2007 Flaubert's Parrot Julian Barnes
★★★
29Apr2007 This Thing of Darkness Harry Thompson
★★★★★
22Apr2007 Inspector Morimoto and the Two Umbrellas Timothy Hemion
★★
25Feb2007 Sputnik Sweetheart Haruki Murakami
★★★
5Feb2007 Chasing Vermeer Blue Balliett
★★★
4Feb2007 Air Geoff Ryman
★★★★
3Feb2007 Cloud Atlas David Mitchell
★★★★
17Dec2006 John Manjiro the Castaway M. Ibuse
★★★
16Dec2006 Two Under the Indian Sun Jon & Rumer Godden
★★★
27Nov2006 The Blue-Eyed Salaryman Niall Murtagh
★★★
26Nov2006 Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro
★★
25Nov2006 Frek and the Elixir Rudy Rucker
★★★★
3Nov2006 Worlds Enough & Time Dan Simmons
31Oct2006 Foreign Babes in Beijing Rachel DeWoskin
★★★★
29Oct2006 The Alchemical Marriage of Alistair Crompton Robert Sheckley
★★★
29Sep2006 Empire of the Sun J. G. Ballard
★★★★
3Sep2006 The Highest Tide Jim Lynch
★★★★
31Aug2006 Dark is the Sun Philip José Farmer
★★★
15Jul2006 Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
★★★★★
11Jul2006 What Happened to the Hippy Man? Michael Thexton
★★★★
10Jul2006 Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom Cory Doctorow
★★★
25Jun2006 On Intelligence Jeff Hawkins
★★★★
17Jun2006 Atomised Michel Houellebecq
★★★
20May2006 Rain Fall & Hard Rain Barry Eisler
★★★
15May2006 Mr. China Tim Clissold
★★★★
14May2006 Stuart, A Life Backwards Alexander Masters
★★★★★
13May2006 Captain Alatriste Arturo Pérez-Reverte
★★★
30Apr2006 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Susanna Clarke
★★★
27Mar2006 Sharpe's Escape Bernard Cornwell
★★★★
26Mar2006 Ant Egg Soup Natacha Du Pont De Bie
★★★★
18Mar2006 We Need to Talk About Kevin Lionel Shriver
★★★★
17Mar2006 The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Farley Mowat
★★★★
22Feb2006 The Map that Changed the World Simon Winchester
★★★
20Feb2006 The Sound And The Fury William Faulkner
★★★★
19Jan2006 Mysteries Massey; Brand; Talbot
★★★
12Jan2006 Edward Scissorhands Matthew Bourne
★★★
22Dec2005 Prince of Foxes Samuel Shellabarger
★★★★
18Dec2005 King of Morning Queen of Day Ian McDonald
14Oct2005 As Above, So Below Rudy Rucker
★★★
1Dec2005 Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About Mil Millington
★★★
14Oct2005 Sharpe's Tiger Bernard Cornwell
★★★★
8Oct2005 River of Gods Ian McDonald
★★★
5Oct2005 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
★★
7Sep2005 Rubicon Tom Holland
★★★★
25Jul2005 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince J K Rowling
★★★★
18Jul2005 Long Way Round Ewan McGregor
★★★
17Jul2005 Ilium and Olympos Dan Simmons
★★★
9Jul2005 Stardust Neil Gaiman
★★★
29Jun2005 Natural History Justina Robson
★★★★
26Jun2005 The Master Colm Tóibín
★★★
19Jun2005 Gate of the Tigers Henry Meigs
★★
17Jun2005 Tibet me
?
11Jun2005 Mobius Dick Andrew Crumey
★★★
11Jun2005 Making History Stephen Fry
★★★
21May2005 The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger
★★★
21May2005 Kafka on the Shore Haruki Murakami
★★★★
21May2005 Goldman Sachs Marcus Goldman
★★★★★
11Mar2005 Untangling My Chopsticks Victoria Abbott Riccardi
★★★
3Mar2005 Highland Fling Matthew Bourne
★★★★
8Feb2005 Downward to the Earth Robert Silverberg
★★★
2Feb2005 Two mysteries Garcia; Benard
★★★
16Jan2005 The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer Eric Hansen
★★★
18Dec2004 Devil in a Blue Dress Walter Mosley
★★★
18Dec2004 The Algebraist Iain M Banks
★★★
18Dec2004 Vernon God Little DBC Pierre
★★
28Nov2004 Sock Penn Jillette
★★★
17Oct2004 The Gift of Stones Jim Crace,
★★★★
17Oct2004 The Japanese Chronicles Nicolas Bouvier
★★★★★
17Oct2004 Opium Venture Gerald Sparrow
★★★★
16Oct2004 Fragments of a Past Eiji Yoshikawa
★★★★
26Sep2004 Fantasy Various
★★★
26Sep2004 The Unfortunate Colonel Despard Mike Jay
★★★★
19Sep2004 The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde
★★★
19Sep2004 Life of Pi Yann Martel
★★★
5Sep2004 Good Omens Gaiman and Pratchett
★★★
21Jul2004 Pattern Recognition William Gibson
★★★
1Aug2004 American Gods Neil Gaiman
★★★★
21Jul2004 The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
★★
7Mar2004 The Music of the Primes Marcus Du Sautoy
★★★
10Jan2004 Trawler Redmond O'Hanlon
★★★
4Jan2004 The Kindness of Women J. G. Ballard
★★★★
3Jan2004 Musashi Eiji Yoshikawa
★★★★★
1jan2004 The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit Sloan Wilson
★★★
23Nov2003 Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight Alexandra Fuller
★★★★
23Nov2003 The Hippopotamus Stephen Fry
★★★
9Nov2003 Two quests Various
★★★
6Oct2003 Three thrillers and a rat Various
★★★
3Aug2003 The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate Nancy Mitford
★★★★
14Jul2003 The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold
★★★★
13Jul2003 I & Claudius Claire de Vries
★★★
28Jun2003 Saucer Wisdom Rudy Rucker
★★★
15Jun2003 The Man Who Ate Everything Jeffrey Steingarten
★★★★
14Jun2003 Atonement Ian McEwan
★★★
9Mar2003 Madame Sadayakko Lesley Downer
★★★★
8Mar2003 After the Quake Haruki Murakami
★★★
26Jan2003 Four Colors Suffice Robin Wilson
★★★★
5Jan2003 A Cook's Tour Anthony Bourdain
★★★★
22Dec2002 Perdido Street Station China Mieville
★★★★
14Oct2002 The Last Samurai Helen DeWitt
★★★★
22Sep2002 As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning Laurie Lee
★★★★
15Sep2002 The Stars' Tennis Balls Stephen Fry
★★★★
7Sep2002 Junk! Various
★★★
17Aug2002 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay Michael Chabon
★★★★
12May2002 The Yeomen of the Guard Gilbert & Sullivan
★★★★
30Mar2002 The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin Richard Lourie
★★★
30Mar2002 Super-Cannes J.G.Ballard
★★★
23Mar2002 The Love Artist Jane Alison
★★★★
23Feb2002 Tigrero! Sasha Siemel
★★★★
7Feb2002 Uncle Tungsten Oliver Sacks
★★★★★
2Feb2002 Yankee Hobo in the Orient John Patric
★★★★
8Dec2001 Lemony Snicket Daniel Handler
★★★
24Nov2001 Korea, A Walk through the Land of Miracles Simon Winchester
★★★
30Sep2001 Summer Reading Various
★★★
2Jul2001 A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge
★★★★
27May2001 No Human Involved Barbara Seranella
★★★
27May2001 Look to Windward Iain M Banks
★★★★
29Apr2001 Danger My Ally F.A.Mitchell-Hedges
★★★★
16Apr2001 Patrick O'Brian, A Life Revealed Dean King
★★★★
16Apr2001 The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell
★★
24Mar2001 Catching Cold Pete Davies
★★★★
24Mar2001 Slugging it out in Japan Warren Cromartie, Robert Whiting
★★★★
17Mar2001 Driving Over Lemons Chris Stewart
★★★★
4Mar2001 A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson
★★★★
4Mar2001 Looking for the Lost Alan Booth
★★★★
30Jan2001 The Skull Mantra Eliot Pattison
★★★★
28Jan2001 The Ginger Griffin Ann Bridge
★★★
28Jan2001 England is Delicious Nozomu Hayashi
★★★★
20Jan2001 His Dark Materials Philip Pullman
★★★★
30Dec2000 Trilobite! Richard Fortey
★★★★
29Dec2000 Secret Agent of Japan Amleto Vespa
★★★
29Dec2000 The Mikado Gilbert & Sullivan
★★★★
3Dec2000 Three Children's Books Wynne Jones; Stewart; Nimmo
★★★
3Dec2000 Audrey Hepburn's Neck Alan Brown
★★★
5Nov2000 The Inscrutable Americans Anurag Mathur
★★★
5Nov2000 The Flower Master Sujata Massey
★★★
5Nov2000 Underground Haruki Muarakami
★★★★
28Oct2000 The Breath of the Gods Sidney McCall
★★
26Oct2000 The Yellow Admiral Patrick O'Brian
★★★★
16Sep2000 Stopover Tokyo John P Marquand
★★
16Sep2000 Southern Seas Manuel Montalbán
★★★
16Sep2000 Gecko Tails Carol Livingston
14Sep2000 Adventures in Man's First Plastic Nelson S. Knaggs
★★★
25Aug2000 Spares Michael Marshall Smith
★★★
25Aug2000 Ring of Fire Lawrence Blair and Lorne Blair
★★★★★
11Aug2000 Death at the Dolphin Ngaio Marsh
★★★
7Aug2000 Children of Hachiman Lynn Guest
★★★★
6Aug2000 The Universe Maker A.E. Van Vogt
20Jul2000 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling
★★★★
14Jul2000 Lady Wu Lin Yutang
★★★
3Jul2000 A Moonflower in Heaven Yoichi Nakagawa
3Jul2000 Confessions of an Eccentric Gerald Sparrow
★★★
25Jun2000 Doctor Manbo at Sea Morio Kita
★★★★
24Jun2000 Norwegian Wood Haruki Murakami
★★★★
12Jun2000 Hokkaido Highway Blues Will Ferguson
★★★★
2Jun2000 In the Empire of Dreams Dianne Highbridge
★★
26May2000 Orchid Fever Eric Hansen
★★★★

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