Andrea Levy – The Long Song

I apologise for my thoughts on this book at the very outset. I’m going through a bit of a stressful phase right now, and while normally, it doesn’t affect the way I approach books, I’m not completely convinced that it hasn’t this time ’round. I mean, The Long Song was longlisted for the Orange Prize, […]

Toni Morrison – A Mercy

I finished this book over two weeks ago, and have been struggling to write the review ever since. I honestly hoped I wouldn’t have to drag it into the new year, but there you have it… This is the first Toni Morrison I’ve read, and I started the book with great trepidation. I’ve heard phenomenal […]

Orhan Pamuk – The White Castle

Pamuk’s The White Castle won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2006, and after reading this book, it is not difficult to figure out why. The Turkish author offers immense insight into the life, philosophies and the psychology of the Hoja (master or teacher) and his slave – a young Italian intellect who was captured […]

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