Audrey Niffenegger – The Time Traveler's Wife

Contrary to popular opinion, I thought this book just wasn’t all that. I know many people who have this book on their “best of” lists, and it’s supposed to be amazing. And there are parts of it which are… specially the premise: Henry suffers from a genetic disorder, which allows him to time-travel, albeit the […]

Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid's Tale {Weekly Geeks Q&A}

I’m still playing catch-up on 13th June’s Weekly Geeks. I know, I know, it’s been about a month, and that’s ample time to catch up! However, after this, I’ll just have two more to do: Disgrace, and His Dark Materials. Am planning to re-read the latter this month, so might end up doing that one […]

Carlos Ruiz Zafón – The Shadow of the Wind

This is a well-written page turner, with all the elements of a good story: romance, history, friendship, murder, revenge, redemption, bad cop, good beggar, a young impressionable protagonist, and a history that seems to be re-living itself, with different actors…  Set in a desolate Barcelona in 1945, around the time of the Spanish Civil War, […]

Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones

This is Sebold’s debut novel, and while there’s lots of loopholes in the story, the premise in itself is interesting. A 14 year old girl is raped and killed by a neighbor on her way home from school, one evening. In the story, the girl, Susie Salmon (the book does start: My name was Salmon, […]

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