Monthly Archives: April 2016

Hannah Rothschild || The Improbability of Love

I held high hopes when I started reading The Improbability of Love. It being short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction  in my eyes justified these hopes. I am afraid they turned out to be too high. I liked the novel … Continue reading

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Jackie Copleton ||A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding

Just imagine: you open the door and the heavily mutilated man who has rung your doorbell claims to be your grandson. The grandson you have presumed dead ever since the bomb fell on Nagasaki.  And if he tells you that … Continue reading

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Geraldine Brooks || The Secret Chord

The Secret Chord is an historical novel about a man who really existed, king David (you know, the biblical one who slew Goliath with a stone). His life is being written down by his oracle, Natan. To be honest, I’m … Continue reading

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Becky Chambers || The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

I had a pleasant time reading  The Long Way to a Small Angry Plane. Not for a moment though did I get the impression I was reading a novel of literary quality. I would not be surprised if Becky Chambers … Continue reading

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Cynthia Bond || Ruby

There’s a lot I really love about Ruby: Bond’s beautiful poetic language for instance or the sharp way in which she pictures the characters. I loved her description of the deeply religious African-American women competing in church over who talked … Continue reading

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