By: Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 is another one of those books that I can’t believe I haven’t read before now.
Boy, was I missing out. Continue reading “Fahrenheit 451”
By: Patrick O’Brian
Aubrey-Maturin series Book 1
I suppose I had heard the term before, but I didn’t realize I was reading a classic when I picked up Master and Commander at first. One day, my father asked what I was reading and I told him, and he immediately looked at me and said, “Ahh, Russell Crowe.” When I gave him a blank stare, he said, “Sara, his face is on the cover. It’s a great movie.”
So, if you’ve seen (or heard of..) the movie, you’re already one step ahead of me. Continue reading “Master and Commander”
By: Geraldine Brooks
Subject Matter: Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck; Wampanoag Indians; Massachussetts; Martha’s Vineyard; Indian college graduates; Indian scholars; United States
I was given this book as a Christmas present a few years ago by an especially beloved aunt of mine. I highly value her literary opinion, but I have to admit I was wary of this one. Continue reading “Caleb’s Crossing”
By: Michel Faber
Subject Matter: Great Britain; History; Victoria, 1837-1901; Perfumes industry; London; England; Young women; Prostitutes
The first thing I did after finishing this book was sit back and take a long, deep breath.
I fell in love with this book from the get-go. Michel Faber has one of the most original, inviting writing styles I’ve come across in a while. Continue reading “The Crimson Petal and the White”
By: Khaled Hosseini
Subject Matter: Families; Afghanistan
A Thousand Splendid Suns is heavy stuff.
I approached this one with a lot of skepticism. Continue reading “A Thousand Splendid Suns”
By: Lev Grossman
Subject Matter: College students; College graduates; Magic; Psychological fiction
The Magicians got a lot of hype.
I’m not really sure why.
I didn’t enjoy much at all about this book. Continue reading “The Magicians: A Novel”
By: Jonathan Lethem
Subject Matter: Brooklyn; New York, NY; Male friendship; Race relations; Teenage boys
The Fortress of Solitude is exhausting. Continue reading “The Fortress of Solitude”