Book Reviews

Prentice Alvin * Orson Scott Card

In the Tales of Alvin Maker, Orson Scott Card does the same thing for Mormonism that Lewis did for general Christianity in Narnia, but the world of the tales is much closer to our own than Narnia is this world is an alternate america in the early 1800s, an America with a slightly different history,… Continue reading Prentice Alvin * Orson Scott Card

Book Reviews, Stephen King

Roadwork * Stephen King short story

Only Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, can imagine the horror of a good and angry man who fights back against bureaucracy when it threatens to destroy his vitality, home, and memories. It reminded me a lot of The Running Man where the guy sticks it to the system grand style and goes down in flames.… Continue reading Roadwork * Stephen King short story

Book Reviews

William Trevor* The story of Lucy Gault

Shortlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize I've picked it up from my bookshelf but I never thought I would find so little to love in this story. Everything was truly predictable, the characters lacked vitality and the only high-point in the entire book was the possibility of a romance. And even that one dwindled… Continue reading William Trevor* The story of Lucy Gault

Book Reviews

Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson – Book Review

Prepare your tissues as this book will not leave you dry-eyed. Full of love and more love and more love and a lot of loss, the book follows two couples who have something in common. Matt has been with both women and both have a baby. This change-of-pace love story is a powerfully moving novel… Continue reading Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson – Book Review

Book Reviews

Chicken Soup for the Mother’s soul * 101 Stories

I read this lovely book while sitting on a 2h commute and I think I laughed and I cried and I felt like having a baby just here and now.  I recommend this book to any new mother to be - either by adopting, using a carrier mommy or even by carrying the little bundle… Continue reading Chicken Soup for the Mother’s soul * 101 Stories

Book Reviews

American Pastoral * Philip Roth Book Review

It took me ages to finish this book, not because it was boring but because it was filled with clumpy description of un-interesting events and people who had little to no meaning towards the story. I got interested in this great classic of American literature after watching the movie starring Ewan McGregor and I thought -… Continue reading American Pastoral * Philip Roth Book Review

Book Reviews

Sarah (Women of Genesis, Book 1) By Orson Scott Card

I must say I have never seen such a beautiful way of telling a very old story - the story of Sara and Abraham - from the moment they met until their first child was born. If you are a woman struggling to conceive, this book is for you - shows the trials and tribulations… Continue reading Sarah (Women of Genesis, Book 1) By Orson Scott Card

Book Reviews

Susan Elizabeth Phillips * Natural Born Charmer

Chicago Stars quarterback Dean Robillard is the luckiest man in the world: a bona-fide sports superstar and the pride of the NFL with a profitable side career as a buff billboard model for End Zone underwear. But life in the glory lane has started to pale, and Dean has set off on a cross-country trip… Continue reading Susan Elizabeth Phillips * Natural Born Charmer

Book Reviews

All the things that bothered Napoleon in Animal Farm (George Orwell)

If you haven't done so already, have a look at our full and complete Animal Farm text zone here: The Animal Farm (Complete – Part 1) George Orwell The Animal Farm (Complete – Part 2) – George Orwell The Animal Farm (Complete – Part 3) – George Orwell The Animal Farm (Complete – Last Chapter)… Continue reading All the things that bothered Napoleon in Animal Farm (George Orwell)

Book Reviews

Cat’s eye by Margaret Atwood

I think I have a new favourite book! Margaret Atwood has this way of talking about relationships between men and women and women and other women that cuts through the surface and presents a raw image of raw emotions (Margaret Atwood -The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood - Life before man, The edible woman - Margaret Atwood,The Handmaid's Tale… Continue reading Cat’s eye by Margaret Atwood