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Tag: 4 stars

Translation

Binu and the Great Wall

Based on the Chinese myth of Meng Jiangnu who brought down the Great Wall with her tears of mourning, this instalment of the Canongate Myths series has ended up a surreal fairytale against a backdrop of a country in despair….

General Fiction

Hotel Angeline: A Novel In 36 Voices

Hotel Angeline is by Kathleen Alcalรก, Matthew Amster-Burton, Kit Bakke, Erica Bauermeister, Sean Beaudoin, Dave Boling, Deb Caletti, Carol Cassella, Maria Dahvana Headly, William Dietrich, Robert Dugoni, Kevin Emerson, Karen Finneyfrock, Jamie Ford, Clyde W. Ford, Elizabeth George, Mary Guterson,…

Fantasy, Young Adult

The Gathering

Bitten was the book that got me hooked on urban fantasy, so I love reading anything Kelley Armstrong writes. The Gathering is the first in a new young adult trilogy set in the same universe as Women of the Otherworld…

Crime Fiction

Random

Random by name, random by nature, this debut novel by Glaswegian journalist, Craig Robertson, was a bit of a random purchase. However I’m glad I bought it and read it promptly. This crime “thriller” is told in first person narrative…

General Fiction

The Help

It’s always difficult trying to write a review on such a popular book; pre-blog I’d post a brief opinion on my Goodreads review and leave it at that. In the spirit of trying to write more, I will try and…