Disgrace by J M Coetzee: A Review

There are books which stay with you for months and years beyond the final page; there are books which draw you in to the point where you cease to feel time; there are books which transport you to a different time and place, yet keep you rooted fully here in the present. This book achieves … Continue reading Disgrace by J M Coetzee: A Review

Finding New Books…

                                                           bookshelfbookstore.blogspot.com It's not always easy to find books that you will enjoy, and very often I have set a book aside to come back to or … Continue reading Finding New Books…

Review: The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín

  'I REMEMBER EVERYTHING. MEMORY FILLS MY BODY AS MUCH AS BLOOD AND BONES.  This is Mary. A mother whose son was taken from her and lost to the world. A woman who lives now in exile, watched by those who seek to preserve the sanctity of her son's memory. But Mary's recollections of his … Continue reading Review: The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín

Asunder by Chloe Aridjis: A Review

I was recommended this book by a friend and am so grateful to have read it. The rich language and the palpable tension in the narrative kept me turning the pages in one sitting until I reluctantly reached the end. It is a book I will go back to and reread at some stage. The … Continue reading Asunder by Chloe Aridjis: A Review