Tag Archives: Wilbur Smith

Any One Book #10

Ah, it’s time to choose a new book, but which one to choose.

There are many sitting on my bookshelf screaming out for attention, but which do I listen to? Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen? It’s beseeching me to open its pages, to explore the writings of Austen further, to jump through that window into the past. Continue reading

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Any One Book: River God by Wilbur Smith

As usual there will be spoilers.

Basically it follows the Eunuch slave Taita who is wholeheartedly devoted to his mistress Lostris and friend Tanus, together they share a wonderful vision of Egypt and despite all their troubles and hardships they begin to achieve it.

In all honesty I had my reservations, like I said before the first part of it is quite difficult to get through but once I got through it I was swept up on their journey, almost as if I was caught up in the Nile with them. It’s a remarkable book, so much happens that by the time you get to the end you’ve forgotten what happened at the beginning. It’s a book I’m glad that I’ve read, I was too young the first time round, I didn’t appreciate it then, but I sure as hell do now. This story is going to stay with me.

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Any One Book #7

It’s time for the seventh instalment of Any One Book and it was actually a really close call between Bram Stoker’s Dracula and River God by Wilbur Smith. As you can see I went with the latter. While I love vampires my fascination with the ancient world has been with me for longer. Continue reading


In My World Money = Books.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. That, my friends, is a sigh of relief for today I wandered over to the nearest cash point and checked my account whilst not holding out much hope. But somehow, two days before it was due, my student grant lay before me shining from beneath the dirty screen. Continue reading