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

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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

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

Captive Prince (Captive Prince #1) by C.S. Pacat * Crappiest Book of the year award

Oh my God. It's been a while since I disgustedly threw a book out the window! What the hell did I just read? I am used to smutty novels and BDSM is always in the books in the form of Fifty Shades or The Beauty's Punishment but this book is a whole new level. Slavery … Continue reading Captive Prince (Captive Prince #1) by C.S. Pacat * Crappiest Book of the year award

Alvin Journeyman: The Tales of Alvin Maker IV * Orson Scott Card

With the fourth installment in the Alvin Maker Series, Orson Scott Card approaches the rise and fall of leaders. It follows Calvin (Alvin's younger brother) as he tries to ascend to power by means of coercion and intimidation (and manages to become a politician), and the (almost) fall from grace of Alvin due to rumors … Continue reading Alvin Journeyman: The Tales of Alvin Maker IV * Orson Scott Card

Freeway Games * Orson Scott Card – Short Story Review

"Don't worry, lady," he said. "I'm not following you this time, just going my own sweet way home." Maps in a Mirror (1990) is a collection of short stories by American writer Orson Scott Card. Like Card's novels, most of the stories have a science fiction or fantasy theme. This specific short story drew my … Continue reading Freeway Games * Orson Scott Card – Short Story Review

Kafka * The castle

This is my first experience with Kafka. I’ve explored Czech cultural heritage more through film and drama than I have through “the classics” of literature. Whether or not my having omitted him from my reading makes me a bad reader, I am glad that this novel is my premier attempt at embracing the Kafkaesque, for it … Continue reading Kafka * The castle

It had to be you * Susan Elizabeth Philips

Phoebe is a sexy underestimated daughter of a football owner (Chicago Stars). When her father sudden dies she inherits his team. Unfortunately, her father’s “gift” wasn’t given out of kindness. Her father had always seen her as a failure and this opportunity to run the team was a test. She must win the championship or … Continue reading It had to be you * Susan Elizabeth Philips