“Running with Scissors”: a review of Augusten Burroughs’ memoir
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“Running with Scissors”: a review of Augusten Burroughs’ memoir


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Running with Scissors is one of those books that I have wanted to read for such a long time, but somehow never managed to find the book at the right moment. When … Continue reading

Complicated families and letting go: a review of Sarah Haywood’s “The Cactus”
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Complicated families and letting go: a review of Sarah Haywood’s “The Cactus”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. The Cactus is the debut novel from Sarah Haywood which is about letting go of who people want you to be and who you have made yourself become because of your past … Continue reading

Frankenstein’s monster by any other name: a comparative review of Ahmed Saadawi’s and Mary Shelley’s monsters
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Frankenstein’s monster by any other name: a comparative review of Ahmed Saadawi’s and Mary Shelley’s monsters


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Mary Shelley wrote her novel Frankenstein in 1818, which tells of the young scientist Victor Frankenstein who experiments with nature and biology to reanimate a human. Frankenstein’s monster is a combination of … Continue reading

The Not So Elegant Hedgehog: a review of Muriel Barbery’s novel, “The Elegance of the Hedgehog”
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The Not So Elegant Hedgehog: a review of Muriel Barbery’s novel, “The Elegance of the Hedgehog”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I feel that I should start this review by saying that I have wanted to read this book for such a long time. After discovering the book, I thought that the title … Continue reading

A Review of “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared”
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A Review of “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Jonas Jonasson’s new book, The Girl Who save the Swedish King was released in April 2014. His book, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared was turned into … Continue reading