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

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them * J.K. Rowling Book Review

Oh, I've seen the movie when it was released and I quickly went to the store to get my copy of the lovely manual - Thank you for the lore, the additional Harry Potter universe addition and the new and fantastic characters! So excited to share the cover of #FantasticBeastsIllustrated with art by Olivia Lomenech … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them * J.K. Rowling Book Review

Odd Thomas series * Odd Apocalypse

Once presided over by a Roaring ’20s Hollywood mogul, the magnificent West Coast estate known as Roseland now harbors a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants—and their guests: Odd Thomas, the young fry cook who sees the dead and tries to help them, and Annamaria, his inscrutably charming traveling companion. Fresh from a harrowing … Continue reading Odd Thomas series * Odd Apocalypse

A planet called Treason * Orson Scott Card

If you haven't read this book already, I recommend you find it and you read it. Even trying to summarize it for others will make you look like a total weirdo! This book here is sci-fi in all its glory - an alien price of super strength and regenerative abilities grows a pair of boobs … Continue reading A planet called Treason * Orson Scott Card

Ali Shaw – The girl with the glass feet book review

A mysterious metamorphosis has taken hold of Ida MacLaird - she is slowly turning into glass. Fragile and determined to find a cure, she returns to the strange, enchanted island where she believes the transformation began, in search of reclusive Henry Fuwa, the one man who might just be able to help...Instead she meets Midas … Continue reading Ali Shaw – The girl with the glass feet book review

Kazuo Ishiguro – Never let me go

I first heard of this story when going through Margaret Atwood's collection of Sci-Fi and Fantasy material called "In other worlds". She was talking about this novel and the introduction of cloning and the life of clones bred purely for organ harvesting and I must say I got interested. Having read The Remains of the … Continue reading Kazuo Ishiguro – Never let me go

Kafka on the Shore * Haruki Murakami

It took me close to two weeks to finish this colossal book. Not because it was a drag to read but because every sentence was filled with meaning and every turn in the book drove me deeper into a labyrinth that transcended death. Having only read before "Norwegian Wood", I found this book having some … Continue reading Kafka on the Shore * Haruki Murakami

Philippa Gregory – The White Queen Book Review

From the creator of the Tudor Series comes another installment of queens and kings, of plots and stories of seduction from the history fantasy novelist Philippa Gregory. Elizabeth Woodville, of the House of Lancaster, is widowed when her husband is killed in battle. Aided and abetted by the raw ambition and witchcraft skills of her … Continue reading Philippa Gregory – The White Queen Book Review

The Ghost Forest Book Review (Zlatko Enev)

Anne “Red” lives happily with her Mom somewhere at the end of town… until, quite suddenly, she gets into the mysterious, magic Ghost Forest. Looking for the way back home, she is forced to get through many difficult situations, to fight dangerous opponents and, what is most important, to learn how to make true friends. … Continue reading The Ghost Forest Book Review (Zlatko Enev)

Peter Pan (Chapter 15-17) (Final)

CHAPTER 15: "HOOK OR ME THIS TIME" Odd things happen to all of us on our way through life without our noticing for a time that they have happened. Thus, to take an instance, we suddenly discover that we have been deaf in one ear for we don't know how long, but, say, half an … Continue reading Peter Pan (Chapter 15-17) (Final)