Book Review # 18: The Pillars of the Earth

Author: Ken Follett Publisher: Signet Novel Publishing Date: August 1990 Number of Pages: 983 Genre: Historical Synopsis: As a new age dawns in England’s twelfth century, the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral sets the stage for a story of intrigue and power, revenge and betrayal. It is in this rich tapestry, where kings and […]

Book Review # 16: Turtles All The Way Down

Author: John Green Publisher: Dutton Books Publishing Date: 2017 Number of Pages: 286 Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance Synopsis: Sixteen-year old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance […]

Book Review # 12: The Vegetarian

Author: Han Kang Translator: Deborah Smith Publisher: Hogarth Publishing Date: 2015 Number of Pages: 188 Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Asian Culture, Literary Fiction Synopsis:  Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams – invasive images of blood and brutality – torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind […]

Book Review # 9: A Little Life

Author: Hanya Yanagihara Publisher: Anchor Books Publishing Date: January 2016 Number of Pages: 816 Genre: Bildungsroman/Coming of age Synopsis: A Little Life follows four college classmates – broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition – as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success […]

Book Review # 7: The Famished Road

Author: Ben Okri Publisher: Vintage Books Publishing Date: 1992 Number of Pages: 500 pages Genre: Magical Realism Synopsis Azaro is a spirit child who is born only to live for a short while before returning to the idyllic world of his spirit companions. Now he has chosen to stay in the world of the living this is his story. Background […]