Book Reviews

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children – Book 3 – Library of Souls

I have been waiting for this book to be delivered ever since I finished (that is to be translated "devoured") Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Peculiar children and its second volume Hollow city.  Released in September 22nd 2015, the book had the fresh feel of a new print combined with the tantalizing hints of an epic ending to… Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children – Book 3 – Library of Souls

Book Reviews

The remains of the day * Kazuo Ishiguro

As the Wolf by Wolf book, the action of this lovely story takes place in 1956 and also involves story of travelling across country - this time in a Ford and not on a motorcycle. The similarities stop here as this beautiful tale jumps between past and present in each chapter, depicting the life of… Continue reading The remains of the day * Kazuo Ishiguro

Book Reviews

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children book 2 – Hollow city

In the second novel entitled "Hollow City" we follow the peculiar children who have now escaped the loop of September 3rd 1940 now exiting into a war zone. Adrift in small boats, clutching small and precious possessions saved from the destroyed orphanage (including a door knob) and the hurt Miss Peregrine (in bird form) -… Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children book 2 – Hollow city

Book Reviews

Wolf by Wolf * Ryan Graudin

It's 1956 and Germany has won the second world war. In this alternate timeline, Hitler’s Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. In celebration of the Axis powers’ victory over the Allies (mainly Great Britain) and Russia (who the Axis powers turned against), Hitler and the Emperor of Japan put on an annual motorcycle… Continue reading Wolf by Wolf * Ryan Graudin

Book Reviews

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children

I have just finished reading this beautiful story from new American writer Ransom Riggs. I was even more excited to find out that Tim Burton is going to make a movie out of it which will be released in 2016. This is one unforgettable novel, peppered with old vintage photographs of "peculiar" children. Ones that are… Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children

Book Reviews

Anne Rice * Belinda Book Review

In Belinda, Anne Rice plunges us into a story of forbidden love to explore the dark recesses of passion. Like the "Story of O" shocked the sixties expressing what hitherto remained veiled, Anne Rampling (pseudonym of Anne Rice) reveals the sexual desires of our time. Following the literary tradition of Anais Nin and Henry Miller,… Continue reading Anne Rice * Belinda Book Review

Stephen King

Stephen King * Bazaar of bad dreams book review

King is also famous for being a master of the short story form. His newest collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, combines his fiction with his fantastic insights on writing, pairing 20 stories with commentary from author himself on the inspiration and creation of each. The book is perfect not just for anyone who enjoys… Continue reading Stephen King * Bazaar of bad dreams book review

Poetry

Voronezh – Poem by Anna Akhmatova

And the town is frozen solid in a vice, Trees, walls, snow, beneath a glass. Over crystal, on slippery tracks of ice, the painted sleighs and I, together, pass. And over St Peter’s there are poplars, crows there’s a pale green dome there that glows, dim in the sun-shrouded dust. The field of heroes lingers… Continue reading Voronezh – Poem by Anna Akhmatova