I happened upon the BBC’s World Book Club after looking up information about The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini on Wikipedia. I just finished reading the book a few moments ago and now I am listening to Hosseini talk about it. Thanks, BBC!
The father of one of my good friends from Queen’s University has written a book about the time he spent as a doctor in Vietnam during the war. The book is called Phan Rang Chronicles by Henry Hamilton and it is available on Amazon. I just found out about it, so I haven’t read it
***This post does not contain any spoilers.*** I ordered the latest and last Harry Potter book last week and it arrived on Saturday, so I am back in the land of Muggles and Blast-Ended Skrewts. I also persuaded my neighbour to come with me to watch the latest Harry Potter movie this evening, so I
Everything this guy writes speaks to me. I love the way he thinks. Am I marking myself as a sad, pathetic GenXer? Maybe, but he really knows how to speak to my generation. I want to read everything he writes. My favourites so far are Microserfs and Miss Wyoming.
I read this book quite a while ago, but I wanted to make sure to include it here, as it is one of my favourites. It follows the story of four generations of Chinese women. “Oh, but I’m not really interested in China”, I hear you say. Doesn’t matter. Are you interested in a heartwrenching
Angels and Demons is the third book I have read by this author. It was better than Fortress but not as good as Code. The ending was entirely unbelievable in my mind and reminded me too much of the ending of a Scooby Doo episode where they take the masks off the bad guys and
This book is unlike any other Atwood book that I have read. She has done “disturbing view of the future” before with The Handmaid’s Tale, but this is a much more sinister work. Some parts actually made me cringe. It was a solid read all the way through and finished in such a way that
The Blind Assassin: I am usually a fairly fast reader (or maybe it’s just that I spend a long time reading before bed, so it seems fast), but Atwood’s books always slow me down. I have been reading this one for ages. It is very good, intricately woven, and compelling. She never fails to impress
Gen-X account of a young man who loses both his parents at a young age. It is “based on a true story” but you can generally tell when he is stretching the truth. I enjoyed it.
This is a cute little book that works within a fairytale setting but turns some of the fairytale stereotypes upside down. I think it would be equally interesting to kids or to adults who like fantasy novels. Wynne Jones is very creative in coming up with details of the world in her book and she