American Psycho * Bret Easton Ellis – 1991

Because I read Dexter recently, and it's the scariest month in the year, I decided to pick a book from my bookshelf which I've been avoiding for quite some time - an all-time American Classic, banned from the publisher for extreme violence and torture scenes - eventually allowed and then made into a movie. Disintegration---I'm … Continue reading American Psycho * Bret Easton Ellis – 1991

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Gerald’s Game * Stephen King Book Review

If you love suspense and love a GOOD Stephen King adaptation, you might want to decide to watch Gerald's Game on Netflix and oh boy, I was happy with what they've done. Ever since watching "A Good Marriage" I have been waiting for someone who has guts to tackle Gerald's Game and make it into … Continue reading Gerald’s Game * Stephen King Book Review

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?

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

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

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

Jeffrey Archer – Mightier than the sword

OK, I love Jeffrey Archer's stories! The short ones at least. I tried reading Mightier than the sword and I found myself putting it down more often than I picked it up. No idea why it bored me so much... Plot: Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage … Continue reading Jeffrey Archer – Mightier than the sword