Tag Archives: Fiction

Book: The Other Hand (Little Bee)

The Other Hand by Chris Cleave My rating: 2 of 5 stars There is a noble premise to this book, to raise awareness about refugees to Britain, and to combat the sentiment of apathy that most people feel towards their … Continue reading

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Book: The Saladin Murders

The Saladin Murders by Matt Rees Frankly I found this a very depressing read, and knowing that reality probably mirrors this fictitious tale in many of its grisly dimensions was very bitter to contemplate. This is the second Omar Yussef … Continue reading

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Book: Knitting

Knitting by Anne Bartlett My rating: 2 of 5 stars An easy and quick read for a sensitive and insightful novel with a strong connection to knitting, yarn and fabric. I wouldn’t have picked up this book if I was … Continue reading

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Book: Triptych

Triptych by Karin Slaughter I will first start with the title of the book. This is the first time I remember when I look up a title in the dictionary. My digital Collins says: triptych [ˈtrɪptɪk:] n 1. a set … Continue reading

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Book : The Samaritan’s Secret

The Samaritan’s Secret by Matt Rees I kind of goofed up by picking up this work thinking that it is an earlier installment of the Omar Youssef series than another book I own, but this is the third item in … Continue reading

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Book: The Rowing Lesson

Rowing Lesson, The by Anne Landsman Betsy Klein is summoned from New York to the bedside of her dying father. The father who is the main protagonists is lying in coma, and already exists only as a memory in the … Continue reading

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Book: Shatter

Shatter by Michael Robotham This is the first book I read by Australian author Michael Robotham. Joseph O’Loughlin is a clinical psychologist who gets called to talk down an unidentified naked woman poised to jump from Clifton Suspension Bridge. He … Continue reading

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Book : Baking Cakes in Kigali

Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin My rating: 2 of 5 stars Angel Tungaraza is a Tanzanian expat in Kigali, Rwanda. Her husband works as a special consultant at a local university and she has her own home-based business, … Continue reading

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Another Spy Thriller

One day I will finally get through the masses of books that I bought in another life. I have a sort of masochistic rule: If you bought it, you have to read it before tossing it out the window. So … Continue reading

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Ten Weeks: Introducing the Extremeties

We managed to get out this weekend again. This time we moved away from the touristy areas towards Rondebosch, which is a central district of Cape Town, and very popular with the younger crowd due to its proximity to the … Continue reading

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