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Tag: read the world

General Fiction

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. Nine-year-old Jair loves…

Fantasy

Redemption in Indigo

Read the World: Barbados Redemption in Indigo has the feel of a folk tale. The narrator is a storyteller, and often addresses the reader directly, sometimes even to chide you. It starts off by introducing Ansige, Paama’s gluttonous husband. Paama has left him and he…

Crime Fiction

My Sister, the Serial Killer

Read the World: Nigeria   Korede’s sister, Ayoola, is beautiful, charming and possibly a serial killer. How many murders does it take? Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead and Korede is there to help clean up the mess. Because that’s what being a…

Fantasy, Translation

Vita Nostra

Read The World: Ukraine Sasha Samokhina is a straight A student looking forward to going to university. When on holiday with her single mother a strange man starts to follow her. He sets her a challenge to repeat every day, to go swimming naked the…

Graphic Novel

Quickie Reviews

With all this nice weather, it’s been hard to sit indoors and write reviews. So here are some brief thoughts on things I read a while ago now. The Best We Could Do is a graphic memoir by Thi Bui. When she becomes a mother…

Graphic Novel, Translation

Freedom Hospital

Read the World: Syria Freedom Hospital is a mix of fact and fiction, based around an underground Syrian hospital which tends to injured rebels. At the start of the book, it feels like the rebels wanted a peaceful solution to the country’s problems. As time…

Translation

Anna

Read the World: Italy When the Red Fever came, it killed only the adults. On the island of Siciliy, young Anna and her little brother Astor are left orphaned. Before her death, their mother wrote The Book of Important things, with instructions on how to…