Why are Margaret Atwood books so popular right now?

It’s a great time to be a fan of acclaimed author Margaret Atwood. After all, Hulu’s serialized interpretation of The Handmaid’s Tale can now be officially referred to as a multi award-winning adaptation. Plus, we’re also set to enjoy Netflix’s realization of another Atwood classic, the historical fiction book Alias Grace. And this is only … Continue reading Why are Margaret Atwood books so popular right now?

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Margaret Atwood * Moral Disorder Book review

Atwood triumphs with these dazzling, personal stories in her first collection since Wilderness Tips. “I've learned quite a lot, over the years, by avoiding what I was supposed to be learning.” In these ten interrelated stories Atwood traces the course of a life and also the lives intertwined with it, while evoking the drama and the … Continue reading Margaret Atwood * Moral Disorder Book review

Feasts of the Innocents * Evelio Rosero

Evelio Rosero Diago, a Colombian author, spun a remarkable tale about this notorious leader in the history of American politics- Simon Bolivar, in his book, La carroza de Bolívar , which is translated by Anne McLean, and Anna Milsom and the translated version is called, Feast of the Innocents . Doctor Justo Pastor Proceso Lopez, … Continue reading Feasts of the Innocents * Evelio Rosero

Dearly Devoted Dexter * Book 2 * Jeff Lindsay

Dearly Devoted Dexter (2005) is a crime/horror novel by Jeff Lindsay, the second in his series about sociopathic vigilante Dexter Morgan, which has been adapted into the eponymous television series. Read Book 1 Review Here: In this acclaimed follow-up to the bestselling novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter, we pick up with Dexter Morgan when he’s under considerable pressure. It’s not easy … Continue reading Dearly Devoted Dexter * Book 2 * Jeff Lindsay

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle * Haruki Murakami Book Review

From the series of books that are filled with double-meanings and not everything is as it seems (like 1Q84 and Kafka on the shore) comes another story so convoluted that it took me three weeks to finish it and a paper to mark who was who and who could be who. In a Tokyo suburb … Continue reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle * Haruki Murakami Book Review

Worlds Beyond * Ian Wilson

"There is one consistent feature to stories of so-called "ghosts", it is that they almost invariably seem to have their roots in some tragedy from the past." Worlds Beyond is the title of a thirteen-part TV series which explores the world of paranormal as it has been revealed in the lives of countless "ordinary" people … Continue reading Worlds Beyond * Ian Wilson

The Good Girl * Fiona Neill Book Review

After a good book like Reconstructing Amelia  I was slightly disappointed by Fiona Neill's take on teen drama in the Internet era and the dangers of posting compromising material about oneself online. While Amelia's story was more focused on the aftermath of bullying, Romy's story is focused on the how and why's and the family … Continue reading The Good Girl * Fiona Neill Book Review

Jeff Lindsay * Darkly Dreaming Dexter Book 1

It's been close to 13 years since I first read this book. The "Dexter" show was in full swing and I ran across the book in the stores and, since I wanted to be a police-woman, I wanted to see how serial killers thought and behaved first hand. And who could teach better than Dexter, … Continue reading Jeff Lindsay * Darkly Dreaming Dexter Book 1

The War of the Worlds * H.G. Wells

Every passing decade, the culture of human beings as a whole has been significantly affected by technology and science. Whether it’s something small, like the invention of automatic doors, or something enormously important, like the invention of the telegraph or the discovery of DNA, technology and science change the way we live, and how we view life, all the … Continue reading The War of the Worlds * H.G. Wells

The Haunting of Ashburn House * Darcy Coates * Book review

I really liked this book and I'll tell you why! There is nothing better than a gothic-style house, a newcomer that finds there is a gruesome secret behind it and the moment they find out it's haunted and they're in mortal danger. There were several pieces of literature lying about my house concerning haunted houses … Continue reading The Haunting of Ashburn House * Darcy Coates * Book review