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Book Reflections – The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

I know that I’m often generous about books and authors and I’m always genuine in my reflections but I’d like to particularly praise Jonathan Franzen as being able to write … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand 

I was tricked! I bought Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand thinking that it would be literary fiction but it’s chick lit. The author provoked me to … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The King Must Die by Mary Renault

I really enjoyed reading The Persian Boy by Mary Renault so when I was offered a second hand copy of The King Must Die I was looking forward to a … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Mule by Juan Eslava Galán

The Mule by Juan Eslava Galán (called la Mula en Español) translated into English by Lisa Dillman is the first that I’ve read about the Spanish ‘Civil’ War. I’ve read … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier

I really enjoyed reading Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier! This is the first book that I’ve read by her. I was drawn to it at the Lifeline book fair … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – In the Wake by Per Petterson

I recently returned to Australia after a two year posting to Norway. While there I read about the Sámi people, the culture, about Norwegian history, travel stories and some fiction (Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson). … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Way to Paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010. When I saw a novel by this Peruan author at the Lifeline book fair in the section of international … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · 5 Comments

Book Reflections – Riding the Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux

I enjoyed reading Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux. I didn’t much enjoy Pillars of Hercules. I’m yet to read the Great Railway Bazaar and the Patagonian Express. Most recently I … Continue reading

December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Street art in Woden, Canberra, Australia 

We have moved back to Canberra, Australia after two glorious years on my expatriate assignment in Trondheim, Norway. We had started to think of Trondheim as home and we were … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · 3 Comments

Book Reflections – The Story of the Lost Child

This is the final book in the series by Elena Ferrante about the friendship between Elena and Lila, growing up in Naples, love, motherhood, marriage, and poverty. You can read … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment
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