Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

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Read 08/04/2018-13/04/2018

Rating: 4 stars

Gail Honeyman’s debut was on my radar because of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and The Reader’s Room March Madness Reading Challenge, but it was Weezelle’s review that persuaded me to push it up my list and reserve it at my local library. Continue reading

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Sing, Unburied, Sing

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Read 03/04/2018-08/04/2018

Rating: 5 stars

Sing, Unburied, Sing is Jesmyn Ward’s third novel. It’s the first I’ve heard of, thanks to the Women’s Prize for Fiction. It’s also the book I chose to win in the Reader’s Room March Madness Reading Challenge. It didn’t win, but so what? It’s a book that is more than a reading challenge target.

It’s a book that is full of life. A book that will enrich the life of anyone who reads it. This book is vital. Continue reading

The Fountain in the Forest

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Read 31/03/2018-03/04/2018

Rating: 4 stars

I read a review of The Fountain in the Forest in The Guardian which makes reference to Raymond Queneau and Georges Perec, as well as David Peace, Jorge Luis Borges and Paul Auster. All of these men are innovative writers whose works I admire. The review also introduces The Fountain in the Forest as a pulp style detective novel. Police procedurals and books about private detectives are probably my favourite genre. If I had to pick one, I mean. If I had to. The review made it sound as though this book would be right up my alley.

After I finished reading the review, I immediately placed a reservation request with my local library. Continue reading