Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

I am not Ian McEwan’s biggest fan. I like him, but I find his characters a little too introspective and there just is not enough action in his novels. I am going through a bit of an “England, dear England” … Continue reading

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Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

The second book or film in a trilogy is never the most exciting. This is the second book in the Ruby Red trilogy. It is about a family, where several generations have the ability to time-travel in their blood. Oh, … Continue reading

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Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts

This book tells the stories of the women who were married to the men who founded the United States of America. That in itself is a major reason why I was not particularly enthralled with this book. History has seen … Continue reading

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The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

The novel is beautifully written. I feel certain that this must be the most poetic war novel ever written. The story centres around two young men who are at war in Iraq. Powers perfectly describes the tightrope between tedium and … Continue reading

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The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling

Well, there is a first time for everything. I have just lost my Rowling virginity. Admittedly, I am getting on in years and may have lost mine a little later than most, but it was quite satisfying and I am … Continue reading

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