Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

In the Book Thief by Markus Zusak, author uses a rich, multi-layered blend of allegory, metaphor and symbolism to create amidst the dirt and depression of Germany during the late 30s and 40s a stark vision of historical and philosophical…

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Book Review: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Book Review: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Title: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas Author: John Boyne Publisher: David Fickling Books Genre: Historical Fiction First Publication: 2006 Language: English Major Characters: Bruno, Gretel, Shmuel, Lieutenant Kotler, Pavel Bruno’s Mother and Father, Eva Braun Setting Place: Berlin, Germany and Auschwitz,…

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Book Review: This Was A Man by Jeffrey Archer (The Clifton Chronicles #7)

Book Review: This Was A Man by Jeffrey Archer (The Clifton Chronicles #7)

‘This Was A Man’ is the excellent final installment to the Clifton Chronicles and Archer proves yet again why he is a master storyteller.

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Book Review: Cometh The Hour by Jeffrey Archer (The Clifton Chronicles #6)

Book Review: Cometh The Hour by Jeffrey Archer (The Clifton Chronicles #6)

Cometh The Hour is a textbook Archer novel, with unexpected twist bombarding us when we least expect them and leaving us winded and panting for air in a span of 5 minutes, making us perspire far more than the average…

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Book Review: Mightier Than The Sword by Jeffrey Archer (The Clifton Chronicles #5)

Book Review: Mightier Than The Sword by Jeffrey Archer (The Clifton Chronicles #5)

Mightier Than The Sword is the fifth novel in “The Clifton Chronicles” which describes the events of the Clifton and Barrington families throughout most of the 20th century, both in England and the US.

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Book Review: Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer (The Clifton Chronicles #4)

Book Review: Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer (The Clifton Chronicles #4)

“Be Careful What You Wish For” is the fourth in this series. It spans the years 1957 through 1964. The Clifton’s and Barrington’s continue to face much adversity and evil.

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Book Review: Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer (The Clifton Chronicles #3)

Book Review: Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer (The Clifton Chronicles #3)

“Best Kept Secret” tells a story by itself, with enough explanation of how the characters came to be without retelling the previous events but rather focusing one the events that were unfolding.

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Book Review: The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer (The Clifton Chronicles #2)

Book Review: The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer (The Clifton Chronicles #2)

The Sins of the Father is the second of the Clifton Chronicles series. We catch up with Harry Clifton as he disembarks the Kansas Star in America, only to be promptly arrested for murder.

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Book Review: Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer (The Clifton Chronicles #1)

Book Review: Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer (The Clifton Chronicles #1)

Only Time Will Tell is the story of Harry Clifton. Clifton comes from a very modest home and humble beginnings. All along, people around him can tell that there’s something special about Harry.

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Book Review: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Book Review: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Reading Catch-22 was sort of like watching a brilliantly shining coin flipping through a majestic parabola in slow motion, with one side representing laugh-out-loud comedy and the other an intense exploration of the terrors of war, making its way to…

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