Middle-aged men without women: Book Review

Through seven stories with an underlying theme of loneliness and dark pasts, Haruki Murakami returns with his characteristic writing style and unique take on the world with the short story collection Men Without Women. Highly intrigued by the title, and slightly hoping it would be a book full of women glorification, this collection was the … Continue reading Middle-aged men without women: Book Review

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Writers, psychopaths, and pain: Misery by Stephen King

Over a long time ago I read a phenomenally thrilling and page-turning book by Stephen King: Misery. Misery is a novel first published in 1987 by one of the most famous thriller and horror authors in the twenty-first century. I have read several books by King before: The Shining being my favourite so far. But I … Continue reading Writers, psychopaths, and pain: Misery by Stephen King

Memories, melody, and mermaids: Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

Mrs. Callaghan? he asked. Would they sing the same songs we play? Mostly, yes. So we're learning homesick songs? All songs are homesick songs, Finn. Even the happy ones? Especially the happy ones. Emma Hooper's second book, Our Homesick Songs, is set in a fishing village near Newfoundland called Big Running. And in this novel … Continue reading Memories, melody, and mermaids: Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

Lost in the Words: Lost in the Beehive by Michele Young-Stone Book Review

From the author of Above Us Only Sky and The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors, a touching new novel set in the 1960s about the power of friendship, love, and accepting your past in order to find a future. A young teenage girl, Gloria, begins this novel by being brought into a mental institution in the 60s that … Continue reading Lost in the Words: Lost in the Beehive by Michele Young-Stone Book Review