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Ten Authors Whose Works I Want To Complete Before I Die

Ten Authors whose Works I Want to Complete Before I Die

A nightmare that haunts every bookworm is not being able to read all the …

The Housekeeper And The Professor By Yoko Ogawa – Friendship, Numbers And Memories

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa - Friendship, Numbers and Memories

An unlikely friendship develops between a housekeeper, her employer, a Mathematics Professor who has …

Book Review : The Green Road By Anne Enright

Book Review : The Green Road by Anne Enright

Set in a small town on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, The Green Road is a tale of family and …

Fifteen Books That Celebrate Friendship

Fifteen Books that Celebrate Friendship

Last Sunday, on August 7th, the world celebrated Friendship Day. Messages, tweets and

Shorts : The Abandonment By Joshua Ferris

Shorts : The Abandonment by Joshua Ferris

I have not read a lot of stories by Joshua Ferris. I must add it is his voice that attracted …

Ten Best Reads In The First Half Of 2016

Ten Best Reads in the First Half of 2016

Here are some of my best loved reads of 2016. It is a mix of literary fiction, dystopian and magical …

Recent book reviews

The Housekeeper And The Professor By Yoko Ogawa – Friendship, Numbers And Memories

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa - Friendship, Numbers and Memories

An unlikely friendship develops between a housekeeper, her employer, a Mathematics Professor who has …

Book Review : The Green Road By Anne Enright

Book Review : The Green Road by Anne Enright

Set in a small town on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, The Green Road is a tale of family and …

Book Review : The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle By Haruki Murakami

Book Review : The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

A cat disappears. A marriage trembles with secrets. Phone calls from an unknown woman, visits from psychic…

Fables: 1001 Nights Of Snowfall By Bill Willingham – The Most Beautiful Book

Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham - The Most Beautiful Book

Snow White visits the Eastern lands for help to defeat the Adversary. However the Sultan has other…

Someone At A Distance By Dorothy Whipple – Heart Wrenching Tale Of Choices, A Marriage And Two Women

Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple - Heart wrenching Tale of Choices, a Marriage and Two Women

Someone at a Distance is the story of an ordinary family torn apart by the entry of a French woman named Louise. It is the story of trust …

Book Review : The Devotion Of Suspect X By Keigo Higashino

Book Review : The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

A single mom and her child are under the radar because of a murder. If the truth …

Book Review : A Monster Calls By Patrick Ness – Heartbreaking And “un-put-down-able”

Book Review : A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness - Heartbreaking and "un-put-down-able"

A monster visits a boy seven minutes after midnight, offering to tell him stories. But what does he …

Ruby By Cynthia Bond – Madness And Magic In An Ethereal Love Story

Ruby by Cynthia Bond - Madness and Magic in An Ethereal Love Story

Ruby is the story of a girl and a boy, the persistence of their memories, the darkness …

Short Stories

Shorts : The Abandonment By Joshua Ferris

Shorts : The Abandonment by Joshua Ferris

I have not read a lot of stories by Joshua Ferris. I must add it is his voice that attracted …

Shorts : Two Fairy Tale Babies That Lure You To Sweet Home By Carys Bray

Shorts : Two Fairy Tale Babies that Lure you to Sweet Home by Carys Bray

Babies on sale? Babies of ice? How fascinating. It has been a while …

Book Review: The Grownup By Gillian Flynn

Book Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Even before we know her name, our narrator bombards us with her routine work schedule that …

Short Story: The Story Of A Painter By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Short Story: The Story of a Painter by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

A spooky read of a man’s dream of painting again the many pictures of…

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