Historical Fiction

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 marathon runner!

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.

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.

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.

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 the ground with the weight of someone's fate resting on whichever side it falls on.

Book Review: Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Midnight's Children is a brilliant and complex novel. Told by an unreliable, at times annoying, but endlessly fascinating narrator Saleem Sinai, it is a story in which reality meets myth, in which dreams turn into facts, in which countries live tormented and tragic lives, resembling closely those of human beings that inhabit them.

Book Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH is realistic fiction based very much on actual events, and as I read of the events of 1946 and later, I was struck forcibly with how closely this work of realistic, historical fiction resembles the best the literary world has to offer in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction. 

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