Category Archives: Literature

More formal literature reviews.

Review :: The Vegetarian

A review of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian SUMMARY “Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, International, Literature | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Bitches Book Club Review: The Bone People

The Book Club: “At the end of May I was feeling sort of “meh” about the Goodreads book clubs I’m part of. No offence meant to them at all! I like them. But they’re just so BIG that the books … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, International, Literature | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Review :: Invisible Monsters

A review of Chuck Palahniuk’s Invisible Monsters SUMMARY “The book is invested with a cinematic sweep, from the opening set piece, which takes off like a house afire (literally), to a host of filmic tics sprayed throughout the text: Flash, Jump … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Literature, Thriller | Tagged , | 5 Comments

The Icarus Girl :: Discussion

This is actually one of the reasons I wanted us to have a book club anyway: the ensuing discussions! Because of the way we do reviews, we rarely both look over each other’s review before posting and this time Claire … Continue reading

Posted in Discussions, International, Literature | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Bitches Book Club Review: The Icarus Girl

The Book Club: “At the end of May I was feeling sort of “meh” about the Goodreads book clubs I’m part of. No offence meant to them at all! I like them. But they’re just so BIG that the books … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, International, Literature | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Review: The Historian

Book: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Publisher: Time Warner Books 2005 Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction, Literature Rating: Source + Date Read: Personal copy + Summer 2005 & September 2015 Recommend: For those that would like a rich take on the Dracula myth. … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Literature, Thriller | Tagged | 2 Comments

Review: Perfume

Book: Perfume by Patrick Susking Publisher: Penguin Books, 1987 Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction, Literature Rating: Source + Date Read: Library + September 2015 Recommend: French historical fiction thriller with a sensorial element. Book Pro’s: All. ALLLL. Book Con’s: – Summary: Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Literature, Thriller | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Tour Review: Illuminations

Book: Illuminations by Mary Sharratt Format: Review request and review copy sent by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Genre: Historical Fiction Rating: Book Pro’s: Such an engaging and excellent book! It’s well written with … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Literature | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments