This is a strange and eccentric collection of interlinked stories.
Read it for the haunting visuals of Prague and spark and joy of growing up with immigrant parents / grandparents who suffered much so their family could have better.
Author Julia Phillips I think I’ve got a not so secret passion for fiction set in Russia. I’ve eagerly read through the night several fairytales that have… Read more “Disappearing Earth”
Author Chris Cleave This is the real reason why no one tells us Africans anything. It is not because anyone wants to keep my continent in ignorance. It… Read more “Little Bee”
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink I’d been wanting to read this book for a few years. My frantic search through Dymocks for a good book to read… Read more “The Reader”
Humphrey Bogart has a lot of my life choices to answer for. This book however, I picked up because I adore Katherine Hepburn and I recalled her… Read more “The African Queen”
Hannah Kent caused quite a commotion when she won an award and received a years worth mentorship with Geraldine Brooks – who I have never read but… Read more “Burial Rites”
Like most people predispositioned to be happy, I avoid tales which could sadden me. The weather, day and time has to be right, basically I have to… Read more “The Messenger”