The Facts of Life – Graham Joyce

World Fantasy Award and British Fantasy award winner for Best Novel as well as L’Grand Prix de l’ Imaginaire for Best Foreign Language Novel, The Facts Of Life is one of Graham Joyce’s most acclaimed works. Set during and just after the second world war, this is the story of the Vines, an extraordinary familyContinue reading “The Facts of Life – Graham Joyce”

Jeffrey Archer – Paths of Glory 2009

Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong—their unparalleled success has made their stories into legend. But what if oneContinue reading “Jeffrey Archer – Paths of Glory 2009”

Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden (1998)

I remember the first time I watched Memoirs of a Gheisha close to 14 years ago. And the second time. And the third time. And the fascination I’ve developed for anything Japanese. Kimonos, tea ceremony, hair styles, even those silly flip flops. So you’re probably wondering – if I liked it this much, how come IContinue reading “Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden (1998)”

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks * Rebecca Skloot

This is the first non-fiction I have read (or more like listened to) in a while and while I loved the book, there were definitely some flaws with it too (probably stemming from the author’s way of writing). Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Tumor cells taken from herContinue reading “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks * Rebecca Skloot”

Zurvan’s teachings * Excerpt from Anne Rice’s Servant of the bones

Excerpt from Servant of the Bones, 1996 ” ‘All right. Now this is what I know. Don’t ever forget it. As long you hate, and you roast in a hell of anger, there will be a limit to what you can do. You will be at the mercy of other spirits now and men andContinue reading “Zurvan’s teachings * Excerpt from Anne Rice’s Servant of the bones”

Margaret Atwood – MaddAdam

“The people in the chaos cannot learn. They cannot understand what they are doing to the sea and the sky and the plants and the animals. They cannot understand that they are killing them, and that they will end by killing themselves. And there are so many of them, and each one of them isContinue reading “Margaret Atwood – MaddAdam”

Dolores Clairborne * Stephen King

Sometimes you have to be a high riding bitch to survive, sometimes, being a bitch is all a woman has to hang on to Delores Claiborne, a cranky old maid for a rich lady, tells the story of her life – from the “accidental” murder of her husband and how he got to inherit millionsContinue reading “Dolores Clairborne * Stephen King”