Historical Fiction

Bring up the Bodies

Bring up the Bodies

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I am on a roll right here. Two Man Booker prize-winning novels in a row. That usually never happens. Usually award winning books are such powerful experiences, that I need to take a break to clean up my mind a bit.

But Bring up the Bodies hardly feels like a Booker prize winner. It’s fast-paced, taut, and has a very tense quality in it, which is very surprising for a historical novel.

And yes, the language is out of the mind beautiful. But Mantel is not an author in love with her writing. At no point does the wonderful writing overshadow the story.

And what a story it is!

A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings

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I’ve been a huge fan of the singer Bob Marley ever since I was a kid. I’m probably dating myself here, but my parents had a record player, and we used to listen to Bob Marley and the Wailers all the time.

I”ll admit though that I never actually dug deeper into his lyrics and background. I just learnt the lyrics and sang along to hits without realizing what it all meant.

So, it came as a bit of a surprise to me last year when I learnt that Bob Marley had almost been shot dead, and that there was a whole, hidden conspiracy behind that incident.

Teaser Tuesdays: A Brief History of Seven Killings

Teaser Tuesdays: A Brief History of Seven Killings

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I have been reading last year’s Man Booker award winner – A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James for the past couple of weeks. Let me tell ya, there is nothing brief about it.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where ...

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Recent Reads

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Recent Reads

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Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list our recent 5-star reads.

Since I rarely classify books as 5-stars, let’s face it, no book is perfect, I am instead going to list the top ten books I read and loved recently.

Teaser Tuesdays: Snow Falling on Cedars

Teaser Tuesdays: Snow Falling on Cedars

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This book was on my TBR list for the longest time. Finally, I got around to it a couple of weeks ago, and all I can tell you right now, is that it is definitely worth the wait.

This book is primarily about the isolation and discrimination against the Japanese living in USA during the time of World War 2.

Here’s an excerpt where he beautifully describes the landscape while at the same time talking about the futility of fighting over land.