published on 2009-04-24
Anna and George from CompletelyNovel.com rapidly review Robert Finn’s Underlife. This suspense-filled prequel to Adept is a novella set on the London Underground. Our main character, the anti-hero ‘Clipper’ finds himself in the middle of a mysterious criminal underworld. With a bit of a love interest and a lot of action thrown in there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Going ‘beyond the book’, Anna and George offer some extremely useful tips for starting out in organized crime, incase you have ever been tempted…More Rapid Reviews here
published on 2009-04-07
Anna from CompletelyNovel.com and Kirsty, former English Lit student and book enthusiast, rapidly review Alan Bennett’s ‘The Uncommon Reader’. This short but very entertaining novel tells the story of what happens when the Queen of England enters the realms of reading for pleasure and the effect it has on the rest of the royal household. A gentle satire that will chime with anyone who has found themselves putting the rest of their life on hold…just so they can get to the last page! Anna and Kirsty also include some great tips on how to read ‘on the sly’.
published on 2009-03-25
Anna and George, CompletelyNovel’s reviewing (and running) enthusiasts take a look at Haruki Murakami’s book ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running’. Dressed up for the task, they share their thoughts and suggest ways that any writers might like to go ‘beyond the book’. Have your rum at the ready!
published on 2009-03-11
Anna from CompletelyNovel and Amy Jackson, Editor, rapidly review the book ‘Then We Came to The End’ by Joshua Ferris. A book set in an advertising agency where lay-offs are taking place left, right and centre (very poignant for our times!), it has a very interesting and insightful take on office life. Of course, we also suggest ways you can take your enjoyment of the book further – this time by following one of the character’s examples and creating a stir at the office!
published on 2009-02-17
In the second episode of our Rapid Review series, George and Cathy review The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon in just three minutes. They also put their mathematical skills to the test and try to explain the Monty Hall problem! “How can you do all that in three minutes?!” I hear you cry. Well, I have to say…it doesn’t end so well.
published on 2009-02-05
What better way to start the CompletelyNovel Rapid Review series than with Anna and Cathy reviewing The CompletelyNovel Launch Anthology (And now for comething completely different…) in just three minutes. They also offer a few delightful suggestions of things you might like to try at home based on the ‘And now for something completely different…’ theme.
published on 2009-03-02
Anna and George from CompletelyNovel.com review The Book Thief by Markus Zusak in just three minutes...and also give some tips on a really fun way to make your own book! I'd like to reassure everyone that no actual books were harmed when making this programme. Don't be fooled by the amateur-looking footage. The stapling has been done with very sophisticated CGI.
You’re welcome – and I still haven’t read Neverwhere so I will have to take a look at that too!
Loved the bits of the Underground interspersed with the dialogue – your Rapid Reviews are tremend…
Got a few funny looks on the underground when recording this Rapid Review. It was going to be mo…
Indeed… I think authors should be made aware of the lengths that some people go to to read thei…
Great video girls!