Books - Review


Showing all books by: Robert Westall

Urn Burial
Alien burial mound is disturbed by a simple but well meaning country boy who then brings trouble to his village. The aliens were kind of like dogs I think.
Kids book, OK, maybe early Westall? (or late - have just looked up publication date!)
Score: 6
Published: 1987
Read: July 13th 2001

Fathom Five
Chas McGill is a couple of years older than when he found the machine gun, and is now rebelling against his (very silly) mum, trying to decide if he likes posh Sheila, and on top of all that searching for the mysterious spy in Garmouth who is passing shipping secrets to German U-boats.
Excellent story, lots of good little threads, and super characters. Must re-read 'The Machine Gunners'
Score: 7.5
Published: 1979
Read: October 8th 2009