Posts from ‘November, 2011’

Were any modern classics published in 2011?

I have read lots of enjoyable books this year, but none stand out as modern day classics. I haven’t awarded my […]

You Deserve Nothing – Alexander Maksik

Five words from the blurb: Paris, school, morality, students, criminal I have to admit that the blurb of this book […]

Seven Houses in France – Bernardo Atxaga

 Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa Five words from the blurb: Congo, fortune, jungle, enslaved, kidnapping I hadn’t […]

Three Entertaining Reads

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel Five words from the blurb: chimp, boy, scientist, family, trouble Half Brother is an entertaining […]

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born – Ayi Armah

Five words from the blurb: Ghana, bribes, corruption, temptation, scorn This week Kinna Reads is hosting Ghanaian Literature Week. Keen […]

House Rules – Jodi Picoult

Five words from the blurb: Asperger’s, trouble, police, murder, guilt My eldest son has Asperger’s syndrome so I am always […]