Monthly Archives: April 2015

Laline Paull || The Bees

An allegory in which animals are the main subject is not quite new: Orwell took us to Animal Farm and I can remember cute little rabbits living on a hill who even made it to a movie (and an awful … Continue reading

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Ben Lerner || 10:04

Not an awful lot happens in 10:04. Its main character describes the period in between two heavy gales that threatened New York and its surroundings  (one causing deaths and total black out in Lower Manhattan). In this period he is … Continue reading

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Megan Abbott || The Fever

The Fever consists of two layers: the thriller about a small town in which a group of young girls mysteriously takes ill and the hysterical reactions of class mates and parents. On hearing that two girls have been taken to … Continue reading

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Heather O’Neill || The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

In The Girl Who Was Saturday Night we are introduced to the 1994 creative slum of Montreal. Though main character Nouschka and her brother Nicolas do not have a penny to their name, they are the twin children of famous … Continue reading

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Liane Moriarty (Big) Little Lies

I do not think I read many books that start off with a murder not to reveal who has been murdered almost until the end. In truth, Little Lies is not really about this murder. Little Lies is mostly about … Continue reading

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Jane Green || Saving Grace

Halfway through Saving Grace the novel all of a sudden loses its edge. Green starts of by describing the relationship between Grace and husband Ted, a spoilt and conceited writer who has her escaping the house because of his terrible … Continue reading

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