Wee Puffs #1 Concise Book Reviews

We have only done a few book reviews on our blog, it has been mainly tv shows, film, event reviews and opinion pieces but now that I am researching in the area of publishing  many more books seem to be coming our way. I have discovered that when people from the industry give me free books I feel obliged to comment on them and also to pass them on for others to read when I am finished.  Hence last nights Tweets and this blog post (basically to record the tweets and provide some context).

Concise book reviews should express what you have to say  meaningfully, creatively and quickly.  I prefer a book review that evokes place, emotion , opinion rather than overtly outlining the story so these 140 character reviews should be enough to express myself, right?!


The Healer by Antti Tuomainen. 

Quietly intriguing yet petrifyingly realistic. Greed & survival vs truth & hope. Well translated. Read it.


Gone Again by Doug Johnstone

Well paced Edinburgh thriller.Emotions ran high as drama unfolded. Read it in 2 sittings! Satisfying.


The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

Very visual. Dependable. You will never look at a Snowman the same way again.

If you prefer a longer book review there is one here !

If the concise review style floats your boat then check this out.


  1. […] Noir, in conversation with Claire MacLeary and Clio Gray, followed by Challenging Conventions with Antii Tuomainen and Russel D McLean, two accomplished authors who aren’t afraid to break the rules. Crime with a […]

  2. […] puffs is our series of Twitter Reviews done in 140 characters or less. This set were the non-Nordic part of our Spring […]

  3. […] well as the three most recent books mentioned above Antti has some other novels in English:  The Healer, Dark As My Heart and The Mine. These are darker, more disturbing books which I also enjoyed but […]

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