I’ve seen the movie at the cinema at the start of last year and I was absolutely enthralled with the concept. A black man joining one of the most bigoted and uncultured and ignorant cult there is? The KKK? That must be a good read! I was thoroughly disappointed in the book! Read in aContinue reading “Black Klansman – Memoir by Ron Stallworth”
It was 1935 and there was entertainment on the radio, there was no TV and the kids could play outside unsupervised. And a black man was accused of raping a white woman. “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” It’s been aContinue reading “To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee”
“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when peopleContinue reading “Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Book Review”
“Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wondering the world, meaning no harm.” Fowler, Pyle and Phuong are the protagonists of this 1955 pre-Vietnam war era. The novel has received much attention due to its prediction of the outcome of the Vietnam War and subsequent American foreign policy since the 1950s.
I’ve picked up this audiobook just after I’ve seen the movie. And even though I’ve seen the movie and I knew what was going to happen, I was still surprised by how well the book came across and how many other things were described that weren’t in the movie (dooh!).
The great Traction City London lumbers after a small town, eager to strip its prey of all assets and move on. Resources on the Great Hunting Ground that once was Europe are so limited that mobile cities must consume one another to survive, a practice known as Municipal Darwinism. Tom, an apprentice in the GuildContinue reading “Mortal Engines – [The Hungry City Chronicles #1] – Philip Reeve”
The setting of the book starts 20 years after a deadly pathogen has ravished the globe (yet another post-apocalyptic scenario!). People are not recovering from the spread of fungus – that essentially turns people into flesh-eating zombies and which is transmitted by a bite and the saliva it contains.
I wonder if there is anyone left in the world that can be objective about John Green. And if there is, can they be objective about a John Green book about teens dying of cancer? “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that theContinue reading “The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Book Review”
Since it’s still a haunting month, I decided to pick up the next book by Shirley Jackson after The Lottery, Summer People and Haunting of Hill House and as it happens when you start reading too much of the same author, an image emerges. A lonely person, isolated, unsure, well read but afraid of people. I’veContinue reading “We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Book Review”
No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricksContinue reading “Shirley Jackson – The Haunting Of Hill House Book Review”