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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 – 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 – 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

Book Reflections – The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall

Brady Udall has shown a wonderful talent in writing this captivating and unique novel. He sits alongside J.D. Salinger, Lionel Shriver and D.B.C. Pierre in creating a believable teenage boy … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Silent House by Orhan Pamuk

Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk is incredibly gifted. My Name is Red is a very dense book that often lost me in its intricate details about miniature painting in the … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby

Eric Newby was captured in the sea off the coast from Catania after failing to find his submarine after a special mission to sabotage German aircraft in 1942. He was … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · Leave a comment
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