Ivory and Bone is an Ice Age retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
Britt-Marie is the latest literary curmudgeon, following after Ove and Eleanor Oliphant.
This barely drudges up the suspense and primality of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.
For November, I'll be reading through Middle Eastern-themed fiction, including a few I've read before, but loved.
Title: Quartet in AutumnAuthor: Barbara PymPublisher: Pan MacmillanPublication Date: 1977Genre: Fiction, British LiteratureRating: 3/5 stars Quartet in Autumn follows four coworkers in their 60s, near or at retirement: Marcia, Letty, Norman, and Edwin. They work at a nondescript office, doing work that doesn't seem important or perhaps, even necessary. Marcia and Letty have retired and … Continue reading Book Review: Quartet in Autumn – Barbara Pym
I expected a bit more Viking and less Asgard and Giants and Dwarves. Instead, I found a tale as deep and explosive as Hekla the volcano erupting and destroying a mountain and valley.
Is this a haunted house book, or are its inhabitants the ones who haunt themselves? It's hard to tell.
It was a good book and I read it in one sitting, but I did think that the book relied too much on cliches and stereotypes, and less on true Viking-age mythology and powerful character
The Library of Lost and Found is a sort of coming-of-age story, but for a woman in her 40's.
3 stars 18 year-old angry, rebellious, stubborn Stella is in jailed for the murder of 33-year-old Chris, businessman and millionaire. The question is: did she really murder him?