Book Review: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have become accustomed to disappointment when picking up a relatively new book (as in, written with the last 15 years) which everyone tells me is ‘a classic’. I can think of several such books I’ve read where, at best,… Read More Book Review: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a novel I was looking forward to reading. There’s something lovely about period novels (this one set in 17th century Amsterdam) because they are usually well-researched and details are accurate. In today’s internet-ready global village, an author can’t get away with ‘winging… Read More Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Book Review: The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey My rating: 3 of 5 stars This novel was bought as holiday slush, a get-away-from-real-work kind of a book. Yet another semi-tired old post-apocalyptic flesh-eating zombie story which combined ‘I am Legend’ with ’28 Weeks Later’. While I can’t pretend the novel is a literary masterpiece… Read More Book Review: The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey