Book Review # 50: Crime and Punishment

Book Specs Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Translator: Constance Garnett Publisher: Modern Library Publishing Date: 1950 Number of Pages: 532 pages Genre: Suspense, Psychological Fiction, Russian Literature Synopsis In the whole literature of the subtle and mysterious relationship between man and the crimes he commits, Crime and Punishment stands supreme for its insight, its compassion and its […]

Book Review # 48: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Book Specs Author: Carson McCullers Publisher: Mariner Books Publishing Date: 2000 Number of Pages: 359 pages Genre: Bildungsroman, Psychological Fiction, Southern Gothic Synopsis Carson McCullers’ prodigious first novel was published to instant acclaim when she was just twenty-three. Set in a small town in the middle of the deep South, it is the story of […]

Book Review # 34: The Golden House

Book Specs Author: Salman Rushdie Publisher: Random House Publishing Date: 2017 Number of Pages: 380 Genre: Satirical Synopsis “On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens”, a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within […]

Book Review # 32: The Secret Life of Bees

Book Specs Author: Sue Monk Kidd Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Publishing Date: 2004 Number of Pages: 374 Genre: Bildungsroman Synopsis Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was just four years old. Now at fourteen, she yearns for forgiveness and a mother’s love. Living on a peach farm in South […]

Book Review # 31: The Godfather

Book Specs Author: Mario Puzo Publisher: Signet Publishing Date: November 1978 Number of Pages: 568 Genre: Historical, Crime Fiction Synopsis With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfather instantly burned its way into our national consciousness – and became one of the bestselling books in publishing history. Now this unforgettable saga […]

Book Review # 28: The Bone Clocks

Book Specs Author: David Mitchell Publisher: Random House Publishing Date: 2015 Number of Pages: 624 Genre: Fantasy Synopsis Following a fight with her mother about her boyfriend, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she […]