All day long, I kept telling myself, hey, you really need to sit down and write that review. And then instead, I did laundry. And I emptied the dishwasher. I went to the gym. I caught up on The Good Wife. I did pretty much EVERYTHING I could think of. But there
People disappeared. Not everyone, not even a majority, but enough around the world that it was noticed. Some believe it’s the Rapture, others simply calling it a rapture-like event but not actually THE Rapture; no matter what you believe happened, there was no way to deny that it did indeed happen. To continue reading this review, head over to my blog!
This is a book that I have wanted to read since 2006. When I was in Nagpur in 2008, I purchased it from a road side second-hand book stall and the book stayed on my ‘to-read’ list for more than 5 years! I finally got down to reading it thanks to the
The Night Guest is hard to categorise – it’s both a taut thriller and an altogether close-to-home examination of dementia and loneliness, written with a wonderful sense of pacing and language. Although the main plot deals with an elderly lady accepting a stranger into her home and life, the most resonant parts for me come from a beautifully muddled blending of memories and reality. Like last year’s Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller, The Night Guest offers a compelling glimpse into the slow grip […]
Okay, wow. Wasn’t a good idea to finish this while sitting in a cafe. People think I’m barking. I’m not going to go in depth on this one for two reasons: a) If I were to do that I would spoil the hell out of anyone reading this, and b) the emotions are a little too raw for me to even want to. This book affected me. To sum it up (very) briefly, Tell the Wolves I’m Home is about June Elbus, a fourteen year-old […]
This is another novel set up with the two timeline style that seems to be popular, especially for historical fiction. In this case, the past is 1852, and focuses on Josephine, a seventeen year old house slave at the Bell estate, who decides to run. The modern day piece follows Carolina “Lina” Sparrow, first year associate at a corporate law firm in New York. Her mother is dead, and her father is an artist that has finally found success. After 20 years of not talking about […]