Plays

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Just had to write about a play and a musical I was lucky enough to go and see this week.

The Play That Goes Wrong had me crying with laughter. A riotous romp which containing the murder mystery play being put on by an Amateur Dramatic company. The comic timing of the cast is impeccable. It’s on at the Duchess Theatre in London – very, very funny.

Sunny Afternoon was the musical, describing the early years of The Kinks featuring lots of hits written by Ray Davies. Outstanding cast and nice 60’s atmosphere. It is on at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre

 

Recent Amazon Reviews

An Agent’s Demise

3.0 out of 5 stars Looking for a good book this one is it!!, October 12, 2013
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I really had to concentrate on this book Mike had so many different alias i didn’t know who was who for awhile there. Never a boring paragraph. Very interesting characters with a real world feel to them. I’m looking forward to a continuation series.

To The Survivors

5.0 out of 5 stars Great read., October 11, 2013
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Stephen (Texas) – See all my reviews
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Book came up as a value deal and sounded interesting. Glad I purchased this one. Enjoyed the genre and couldn’t put it down. Lots of different storylines explored keeping it interesting at all times. I liked the extended period covered by the book without losing details in the story told.

4.0 out of 5 stars A Good read, 10 Oct 2013
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fatmac “fatmac” (England) – See all my reviews
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I enjoy this genre, especially for it being non zombie. It is a long read, i thought it would’v’e been better if it had been split into three books with much more detail included.
The concept is refreshing and different, however, the characters could’ve been developed over a longer period. I felt it was rushed at times, as if the author wanted to get it over with.
The opportunity is now there to move the story forward, in more detail. There is so much more to include into the story and expand on. A brave new world. It is a start.
The sort of read that could easily be made into a TV series

5.0 out of 5 stars thoroughly enjoyed, 4 Oct 2013
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Lesley A. Hunt “Lesley” (Hampshire UK) – See all my reviews
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I loved this book. It had a start, middle and a proper end. I don’t care if it was not written perfectly as some others have pointed out, I thought it was a great story. I was gripped from start to finish.
So many end of the world stories focus entirely on the negative this one was so different it wasn’t all about death, destruction and murder it was about moving forward from a tragedy and making a new life. With believable characters that weren’t all heroes but tried their best.
Well done to Philip G Henley I will look out for more of your books

The Persuasive Man

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, August 26, 2013
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Maria Miller, Author “Maria” (Ohio) – See all my reviews
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THE PERSUASIVE MAN is not a story, per se, but a confession by a man who has had it all throughout life. Now that the end is near, he has to come to terms with the good and the bad, the fortune and the misfortune, the happiness and the misery. If you’re looking for a fast paced thriller, this isn’t it. This is a lot of rambling by a man who wants to get everything off his chest before it’s too late.

Amazon Reviews For To The Survivors

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4.0 out of 5 stars An Unexpected Pleasure, July 5, 2013
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zoomreader –
Despite the uneven pacing, this book delivers on its initial promise and tells the story of how survivors of an unimaginable plague might endeavor to continue the human race. When our eventual protagonist is introduced, Gary doesn’t seem like much, but under the tutalage of the older and tougher Hannah, he grows into the role of community leader. The early scenes with Hannah echo through the rest of the book, and the horror of millions of deaths can be related to in the individual losses Gary suffers as the disease takes its toll. This book will bring you close to tears at times but the end is ultimately satisfying.

4.0 out of 5 stars ~~ “A Day”~~, July 25, 2013
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A Navy Vet…VT town
A virus is spreading quickly by contact and respiratory ingestion. This is a global event and despite the best efforts of governments, survivors will be minimum. At least the “powers to be” had the foresight to set up a few secure storage areas in their countries.

“A Day” stands for Announcement Day and it is the one that the survivors will remember a long, long time.

Gary Tolman is one of these lucky (?) survivors. His parents have just finished a house that is set up exactly for this type of scenario.

One has to be in the mindset of a survivor when reading this story. There are some moral as well as ethical challenges that must be taken into account. I kept asking myself, ” what would I do if in a similar situation?”…..

Interesting mix of characters and naturally individual as well as group problems occur.

And, I found myself cheering for the survivors right to the end. Well written and highly recommended.

5.0 out of 5 stars Sorry To See It End, July 19, 2013
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Pat Patterson
This is an excellent book that kept my attention from the start. The only gripe I might have is that by the end, there were enough characters that I was having trouble remembering who a few of them were.
Like everyone else, I’m hoping the author doesn’t stop with this book. I’d like to know what the future holds for the survivors.

I highly recommend this book.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, July 2, 2013
By
dgrotz
I really enjoyed this book. It took you from the beginning to 20+ years. Very well written and a bargain.

5.0 out of 5 stars I hope the author has another novel in the pipeline, July 24, 2013
By
myrthlemaye
The beginning was so dark and depressing and very possible. The rest of the novel I could hardly put down. One irritating aspect was the author’s use of “wonder” when I think he meant “wander”. Maybe this is a British usage LOL.

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect balance of disaster and hope, June 18, 2013
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Pixel Huggs
One of the best ever books I’ve ever read in the post-apocalyptic genre! I really hope the author is planning a sequel – the book ended with renewed fears for the human race but with a huge spark of hope – I hope the author continues the story.

5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch, July 31, 2013
By
Jeffrey Bromley “Jeff Bromley” (Oregon)
Loved this story! Such bleak darkness with a very fervent optimistic streak. Can’t recommend this one highly enough. Lots of good info with a British twist 🙂

4.0 out of 5 stars good read, realistic, July 30, 2013
By
Robert Comerford (Australia)
While the writing is a bit clunky in places and there seems to be a cut and paste went wrong with chapter heading replacing some words later in the book, this is a well thought out novel.
If you are into reading books about authors dreaming about all the weapons they can have and how they can become another Rambo and save the world look elsewhere. This is about a realistic situation with people whose characters have good and bad sides as per normal.
Good value for money.