Book Review: Pandora’s Clock by John J. Nance

Great thrill ride!

I had seen the movie on TV before I read the book and I thoroughly enjoyed it – it literally kept me on the edge of my seat all the way. So, when I stumbled upon the novel in a bookshop, I just had to buy it.

This book really makes you think: what if? There is a passenger on a plane with a contagious virus; no airport wants to let the plane land there, and some fighter plane is trying to shoot the passenger jet down. What to do?

Continue reading Book Review: Pandora’s Clock by John J. Nance

Namibia Visit

My week-long visit to Namibia at the end of April was just too short. I enjoyed it so much! And I think the family too, since it was their first visit to Namibia. We took a flight from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport (it’s very close to my home), rented a car at Windhoek airport and drove the nearly 400 km to the coast, enjoying the view, especially the Spitzkoppe near Usakos. Unfortunately, our time was limited and we could not take a detour to views along the way.

Continue reading Namibia Visit

Book Review: Death Match by Lincoln Child

In a previous post I mentioned that I am doing some book reviews, especially of thriller novels that I have enjoyed. I decided to place these reviews also on my blog, so here is the first one:

Pleasantly surprised!

Having recently felt the urge to read thriller novels that would keep me awake all night, I tried a few novels by some authors I had not read before. Most of these books I did not even finish, since they bored me so much that I felt I would rather sit and watch the grass grow. I must add that they were real insomnia-busters (I’m not going to name them, though!).

Continue reading Book Review: Death Match by Lincoln Child

Trip to Namibia

Some time last year I mentioned that I am working on a new thriller novel which of which the largest part will play out in Namibia (in the Namib desert, to be exact). I am going on a trip to Namibia very soon for a high school reunion, but I will have ample time to do some research for my book in the desert.

Continue reading Trip to Namibia

My Squidoo Lenses

Recently, I decided to join the Squidoo fraternity and make my own Squidoo lens. I’m still experimenting with the content that I will put on there. Feel free to check it out!

I’ve also made some other related Squidoo lenses about book reviews, etc. You will find my other lenses here.

Tribute to Thriller Author Michael Crichton

Best-selling and world famous author, Michael Crichton passed away on the 4th of November 2008 at the age of 66. I think he was best known as author of Jurassic Park and its sequel, The Lost World. Both of these were turned into highly successful and world-famous movies – who hasn’t seen them, or at least heard of them? The total sales of all his books were in excess of 150 million copies worldwide. He was also the creator of the very successful TV series, “ER”.

Continue reading Tribute to Thriller Author Michael Crichton