Robert Bradley

Book Critic

Ex-British Army Solider turned Book Critic. Robert lives in Richmond with his twin brother and enjoys making a mess in the kitchen as well as being nearly good at karate, golf, all things puppetry, surfing, airsoft and the occasional game of Warhammer 40k.

A huge lover of history and non-fiction with no GCSE's and a head full of Dyslexia. Wishing he learned how to learn back in school.
Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson

Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Reading about the past is one of my favourite...(cough!) past times. I love to read about tales of the human struggle, how people were pitted against the cruelty of the power hungry, blood thirsty psychopaths that have dominated the ranks of the elite for eons; Just because their ancestor had the biggest stick.
22/09/2016 12:34 BST
Book Review: The Empathy Problem by Gavin

Book Review: The Empathy Problem by Gavin Extence

Gavin Extence's writing is both witty and sincere, a clique page-turner it isn't. But certainly a more refined novel for the modern man to read at leisure. Many memorable moments you'll feel compelled to share. For instance, when Gabriel Vaughn feels outmaneuvered by a young clergyman it's made the funnier that in fact, he was outbullshited.
25/08/2016 14:51 BST
Book Review: A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith

Book Review: A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

A Boy Made of Blocks is a wonderful read and I imagine that this will be one of many outstanding novels by Keith Stuart. it opens a very clever insight into the transition of Boyhood to Manhood and offers a clear explanation to the reader the importance of both.
27/07/2016 12:41 BST
Book Review: When the Music's Over by Peter

Book Review: When the Music's Over by Peter Robinson

Yewtree will go down as being coined the craze of the 10's. Just as hosting a referendum is the new fad to replace 2013's<blockquote> "inquiry for this and an inquiry for that! Darling we've ran out of milk, we need to open an inquiry!"</blockquote> It comes then with no great surprise that crime writer Peter Robinson should bestow his beloved detective Banks with such a folly deal of the historic sex crime.
18/07/2016 14:58 BST
Book Review: I See You by Clare

Book Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

The fastest selling crime novel of 2015 according to the Sunday Times was I Let You Go written by Clare Mackintosh. It was a huge success. In as little as a year later, Clare's 2nd book, I See You, will be speeding its way on to our book shelves faster than you can say.. Publisher Pressure!
18/07/2016 13:16 BST
Book Review: The Crime Writer by Jill

Book Review: The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson

I'm never been exactly sure about how I feel when authors pen their novels around historical figures in fictional plots. Well, I say this having never actually read a book that has even ever done such a thing. Regardless of that fact and slightly odd introduction, I can't help but find it a little bit safe for the writer to choose a writer as their protagonist, fictional or not.
27/06/2016 11:30 BST
Book Review: The Waking Fire by Anthony

Book Review: The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan

It is from this longing to see these dragons kick them Lannisters back into Westeros' dark ages, that I found myself picking up the Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan, the international bestselling author of Blood Song, with "dar dar, dar dar dar.. DAR!" Ringing its way through the confines of my skull.
17/06/2016 15:51 BST
Book Review: A Nearly Infallible History of

Book Review: A Nearly Infallible History of Christianity

What does infallible mean? Well, Google seems to think (as well as perhaps consider itself) something that's perfect and cant be critiqued. This book, however chocked full of fact, followed by more facts, some light Saturday night takeaway humour, then some biblical "facts", is hardly perfect. So an ironic title, well Nearly!
20/04/2016 15:47 BST
An Open Letter to the

An Open Letter to the Non-Voter

Dear Non-Voter, Happy Democracy Day! Like you, many decades ago, people used to get their knickers in a twist and protest against the Lord of their land, who much like society today (or more commonly know as "the man") was constantly telling them what they could and couldn't do.
07/05/2015 10:39 BST
The Values of a Compassionate

The Values of a Compassionate Existence

Power, control and greed all rage far more frivolously among the less informed and those that are within reach of obtaining such qualities. People will always cast judgement on those that feel violence should always come before compassion.
22/12/2014 06:45 GMT
Happiness an

Happiness an Education

The most interesting people I met were the children. Most were too busy having fun to notice or realise that they were in a place of learning, while others paid close attention but still enjoyed what was being taught. Perhaps it was due to the efforts of the Outstanding Ofsted rated school that realised this.
12/05/2014 18:11 BST
Rhino Hunt by Nick Higgins - Book

Rhino Hunt by Nick Higgins - Book Review

Rhino Hunt is an honest look at the relationships held between modern middle aged men. Just as the success of the Inbetweeners movie is largely down to its realistic take on teenage life, Rhino Hunt exposes many truths of what it means to be a middle aged man, especially the ones blessed with that innate ability to act like a child, and get away with it.
31/03/2014 13:44 BST
Latent Hazard by Piers Venmore-Rowland - Book

Latent Hazard by Piers Venmore-Rowland - Book Review

I have always wanted to be in an action thriller. Such fleeting fantasies tend to find me when travelling. Every woman under the age of forty has and no doubt continues to fanaticise about staring in their own music video.
13/03/2014 13:30 GMT