Author: Colin Marks

  • Review: John Wayne’s Revenge

    John Wayne’s Revenge by James Scott Bell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Nice short story from James Scott Bell. View all my reviews

  • Review: Behind Her Eyes

    Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book supplied by Netgalley for an honest review. I was really enjoying this book. The writing had the urgency and passion of Gone Girl, and both have a lead character whose scheming offers intrigue and suspense. Great, loved it, flying through the pages, […]

  • Review: Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

    Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur by Derek Sivers My rating: 5 of 5 stars I came across Derek Sivers from the Tim Ferriss podcast. He gave a brilliant interview about a year ago where he talked about his start-up, CDBaby, and the decisions that allowed the company and himself […]

  • Review: A Spool of Blue Thread

    A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler My rating: 5 of 5 stars Book supplied by Netgalley for an honest review. This is the third Anne Tyler book I’ve read, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed them all. Her themes are consistent – families appearing content hiding underlying problems that they themselves are unaware of. As […]

  • Review: Productivity for Creative People

    Productivity for Creative People by Mark McGuinness My rating: 5 of 5 stars I suspect Mark McGuinness and Steven Pressfield are good friends. I discovered this free ebook from a link on Steven’s site, and Mark frequently references Steven’s acclaimed The War of Art in this book. Still, since you’re judged by your associates, this […]

  • Review: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

    Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss My rating: 5 of 5 stars A fun book on the importance of clear punctuation – read it, or you might start a war… View all my reviews

  • Review: Author in Progress: A No-Holds-Barred Guide to What It Really Takes to Get Published

    Author in Progress: A No-Holds-Barred Guide to What It Really Takes to Get Published by Therese Walsh My rating: 5 of 5 stars Writer Unboxed is a web-based community of writers, some traditionally published, some self-published while others write as a hobby, but everyone within the community wants to learn more about the craft and […]

  • Review: Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t: Why That Is And What You Can Do About It

    Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t: Why That Is And What You Can Do About It by Steven Pressfield My rating: 5 of 5 stars I received a PDF for Steven Pressfield’s “Nobody wants to read your …” as part of the launch marketing, and almost put it down immediately. It’s written like a cross […]

  • Review: 14th Deadly Sin

    14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson My rating: 3 of 5 stars The wife likes these books, she’s the target market – that CSI loving, police drama tv loving market. Sales are high, these guest-written Patterson books fill the top sellers lists, but they’re to crime what Mills&Boon are to romance – accessible and undemanding. […]

  • Review: The Graveyard Book

    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve been reading Neil Gaiman’s work for over a quarter of a century, making me feel far older than I feel. From his Sandman days, through other DC projects like Black Orchid (Dave McKean’s original artwork of the final page hangs in my […]