Riotous Assembly by Tom Sharpe us a pretty hilarious comedy which you will enjoy a lot. It’s a story about old south Africa when there were things happened which no one like to talk about. But don’t misunderstand this is not a story which would make you cry to end but Riotous Assembly by Tom Sharpe make you laugh from start to end of the book.
It all starts when an elderly semi-aristocratic Englishwoman calls the police to report that she’s shot her Zulu cook. Refusing police Kommandant van Heerden’s best attempts to cover up the matter, she reveals that the cook was also her lover, which so appalls him that he immediately declares a state of emergency and mobilizes the entire police force. And so begins a massive comedy of errors, in which a “Kaffir-Killer” Konstabel Els plays a large role, as does the slimy Lieutenant Veerkamp, and matters take a turn for the utterly bizarre, as rubber fetishes, bondage, a drunken bishop, porno films, cross dressing, and penile Novocain injections are all introduced to the plot.
Riotous Assembly by Tom Sharpe is book which makes you laugh enough to make your mind totally relax and forget everything. When Crazy things start happening you end up unable to put down the this book till you finish the story. Also the story ends in a way you can sigh happily taking a deep breath.
Captive Moon by Cathy Clamp & C. T. Adams is the third book of the Sazi Tales. And surprise this story is not of Tony Giodonne, our hero from the previous two books. In Captive Moon we learn of different groups of Sazi and how they are interacting with each other C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp has given us yet another fascinating story of the Sazi.
Antoine Monier,the shape-shifting half-lion, half-cougar leader is not only a World-class entertainer but also Sazi council-member. He finds out that there’s a shape shifter captive along with other tigers and goes to rescue them to find a woman, a woman from a legendary family thought extinct. California-born Tahira who is a were-tiger had been in Turkey with her brother Rabi, visiting their grandparents, when Rabi disappeared. While searching for him, Tahira was captured. Also they discover that she is very special… a mythical “power well” who can store up the energies of others. Together they find out who wants Tahira for her powers and also they fight another Were spider.
Well like the previous other two books Captive Moon too is very captivating in its read. The adventure faced by Antoine and Tahira,the race against time, and the phases of the moon, to get to the bottom of what is really going on keeps you enthralled. The character I most liked is the arrogant were-snake Ahmad who is also a council member. What I liked most about him is that in spite of his hauty manners n arrogance he fights along side Antoine and Tahira and shows that he is one who can be trusted in times of need. I hope that Cathy Clamp & CT Adams write a separate book about Ahmad the were snake. All in all Captive Moon is as enjoyable as the previous two books Hunter’s Moon and Moon’s Web.
For the Roses by Julie Garwood is the first in the series of the Claybornes Brides. For the Roses has it all, humor, emotions romance and even a bit of thrill. Once you start reading you’ll be unable to put it down until you finish it.
The lives of four street orphans suddenly change when they discover an abandoned baby in the dumpster. Although just children themselves, these vagabonds adopt the baby, whom they name Mary Rose and become a most unlikely family, naming themselves The Claybornes. Longing for a fresh start, Adam, the eldest of the clan, inspires their migration out West where they eventually find the perfect site for the family homestead, promptly named RoseHill by their sister.
Trouble came to paradise in the one Lord Harrison Stanford MacDonald. Harrison comes to Montana to find the missing daughter of his employer, the powerful and rich Lord Elliott. He finds her, all right, but she is lovely and sweet and he falls in love with her, which he doesn’t feel he deserves to do. Mary Rose has to find out her identity and survive the upheaval that Harrison brings to her and to her family. Torn between two very different ways of life, Mary Rose must make the most important decision of her young life – to find where her true home really lies.
I really loved reading this book, because unlike the traditional family this family is bound by love and trust by the most unlikeliest of the people. The relationships of these unconventional brothers and sister are what make For the Roses a must read. However I felt that Eleanor’s character was wholly unnecessary. But I strongly recommend that fans of Julie Garwood to not watch the movie Rosehill based on this book For the Roses.The characters in the movie and those in the book are completely at odds. Reading the book is strongly recommended.
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel is the first novel of The Earth’s Children’s Series. I’m a thriller and comedy novel fan so I don’t remember why did I get this historical fantasy fiction. I don’t think The Clan of The Cave Bear is a fantasy novel but it’s a realistic Prehistoric fiction. The Clan of The Cave Bear is full of vivid details of prehistoric cave dwellers, animals and romance and their life style. Jean Auel‘s written in The Clan of The Cave Bear way it keeps you bind to the book still you finish reading. It’s a kind of big novel but which you can enjoy start to end.
When her parents are killed by an earthquake, 5-year-old Ayla wanders through the forest completely alone. Cold, hungry, and badly injured by a cave lion, the little girl is as good as gone until she is discovered by a group who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear. This clan, left homeless by the same disaster, have little interest in the helpless girl who comes from the tribe they refer to as the “Others.” Only their medicine woman sees in Ayla a fellow human, worthy of care. She painstakingly nurses her back to health–a decision that will forever alter the physical and emotional structure of the clan. Although this story takes place roughly 35,000 years ago, its cast of characters could easily slide into any modern tale. The members of the Neanderthal clan, ruled by traditions and taboos, find themselves challenged by this outsider, who represents the physically modern Cro-Magnons. And as Ayla begins to grow and mature, her natural tendencies emerge, putting her in the middle of a brutal and dangerous power struggle.
The Clan of The Cave Bear is story which take you 35,000 years back into history. Jean Auel explains prehistoric peoples life styles beautifully in this story and make you want to read the next book right away. The Clan of The Cave Bear is full of adventure and it let readers see through the past, on how early humans (cro-mags) live their life. Their cultures, beliefs, custom and tradition. You won’t regret taking this lovely prehistorical novel. You can read Reviews of Amazon.com customers and see how highly they have rated Jean Auel‘s The Clan of The Cave Bear and other books of Earth’s Children series.
Sands of Sakkara by Glenn Meade is a good war time espionage thriller. It’s not the best of espionage thriller novels but also its not the worst. I liked the plot and story.
Glenn Meade’s latest historical thriller begins in 1939, at the archaeological site of Sakkara near Cairo. Best friends Jack Halder (a wealthy German American playboy), and Harry Weaver (who grew up in the servants quarters of Jack’s house), get together for high jinks, digging, and discovery. Both men fall in love with the same woman–Rachel Stern, a beautiful archaeologist. They shovel, talk, argue about who loves whom more, while Hitler invades Poland.
Four years later, World War II is at its height. Jack has become a German spy and Rachel is in a concentration camp. Both are pulled from their respective situations, and are sent by the Nazis to Cairo. Their mission is to help set the stage for a commando raid that will kill Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt. And guess who the Allies choose to destroy these dastardly plans? Army Intelligence’s own Lieutenant Colonel Harry Weaver, of course.
It’s ending is predictable about there is a surprise for reader. Though it would be not an ending reader would except but not all books have 100% happy endings. But I enjoyed the story of The Sands of Sakkara.