The Spook’s Apprentice – Book Review

This week on The Couch I fell down the rabbit hole of an exciting world filled with darkness, witches, boggarts, and general nastiness in Joseph Delaney’s The Spook’s Apprentice. Meeting the book’s protagonist, Tom, I was wrapped up in an adventure like no other as I read all about the boy’s leaving home, becoming employed…

Soul Music – Book Review

This week on the Couch I continued to follow Death around the Discworld. I watched as he went MIA and his Duty fell to his unsuspecting granddaughter Susan who, like her father, can’t quite seem to do the job impartially. Of course, it didn’t help that a new form was music was sweeping across the…

Mort – Book Review

This week’s choice of novel seemed rather appropriate given the current state of jobs, careers, and financial security. I entered the magical realm of the Discworld and met Mort, a bit of a no-hoper who somehow lands a job as Death’s apprentice! His first day on the job did not go well… Read about it…

Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony – Book Review

Well it’s been a while, but I finally managed to conclude my (to date) most lengthy visit on The Couch. This week, criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl and elfin private investigator Holly Short told me the undeniably exciting tale of how they travelled through time, jumped into another dimension, and came upon another juvenile mastermind who…

Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception – Book Review

You know those guests who just never seem ready to leave? I’ve still got two of them on the Couch. Send help! This week Captain Holly Short and criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl told me about the time that Holly was framed for murder by a psychotic pixie and how the only way to save the…