Book Reviews

Mental Health Awareness Week May 2017 (3 books on the loneliness of the sole survivor)

Every year, thousands of supporters across the UK take part in Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the week will take place from 8-14 May on the theme of surviving or thriving? Have you taken our new survey yet? Find out your good mental health score: https://t.co/VNqOAdsnIu #MHAW17— Mental Health Fdn (@mentalhealth) May 8, 2017… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week May 2017 (3 books on the loneliness of the sole survivor)

Growing Up

George Orwell’s 1984 is now a massive hit in the book stores again.

Funny how a book about a dystopian society where the state controls how people should feel and think is hitting the book stores following Donald Trump's election to the White House seat. Sales: As of Friday, the best-selling book on Amazon. Since Donald Trump's inauguration, sales have increased by 9,500%, according to American publishers Signet… Continue reading George Orwell’s 1984 is now a massive hit in the book stores again.

Book Reviews, Stephen King

Stephen King * The running man (Bachman books)

There are a few Stephen King books which I read in an afternoon or two and the Bachman books are some of them. I loved "Rage" and Blaze and Thinner and also the Running man. The book was adapted into a movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger but I must say I loved the book more. In the year… Continue reading Stephen King * The running man (Bachman books)

Book Reviews

I’m starved for you * Margaret Atwood book review

I must have finished this book in about 2h or so and I must say I'm impressed. It is set in an alternate future, where all the humans, in order to have some sort of an order after an apocalyptic event (and also as a social experiment), decide to create a city where the population… Continue reading I’m starved for you * Margaret Atwood book review

Book Reviews

The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood

The handmaid of the title is Offred, one of the few fertile women in a totalitarian theocratic state. Offred serves the Commander and his wife Serena Joy. Every month she must have impersonal sex with the Commander until she becomes pregnant. The Handmaid's Tale is considered by some to be a work of science fiction… Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood

Excerpts

Dear Lord – The prayer from A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Following Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and MaddAdam, I decided to try another dystopian future book by Margaret Atwood. I picked A Handmaid's tale from the bookshelf and I can't put it down. Despair is interwoven with a strong desire to die. The handmaid is a captive, with no other purpose as… Continue reading Dear Lord – The prayer from A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Book Reviews

Year of the Flood * Margaret Atwood * Book review

There is a specific thrill in picking up a book from Canadian best seller author Margaret Atwood which you know will be based in a dystopian future, an alegorical tale of things to be and how they could come to be. And I approached this book knowing the first part of the story - of… Continue reading Year of the Flood * Margaret Atwood * Book review

Book Reviews

Unravel Me * Tahereh Mafi Book 2 from Shatter Me

Unravell me wasn't as good as Shatter Me from my perspective but it's still a very good YA book. Much better than Mortal Instruments so far. It's starting off slow, with a small recollection of the events from the previous novel (Shatter Me) and how Juliette, the main hero of the story, tries to fit… Continue reading Unravel Me * Tahereh Mafi Book 2 from Shatter Me

Book Reviews

Shatter me – Tahereh Mahi Book review

I came upon Tahereh Mahi by looking for a book to follow up Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin - a book about a dystopian future, made for young adults, featuring a love story and a chase by the government, a story about star-crossed lovers like "The Hunger Games". The first book of his quintology… Continue reading Shatter me – Tahereh Mahi Book review