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Books for the mind

Book reviews and some personal bits and bobs of writing

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2015

I Am Legend – Richard Matheson

This was a text on my reading list for university, but yet I only read it about a month after I was supposed to. I Am Legend was just not something I would ever reach for, maybe due to it’s... Continue Reading →

The Prisoner of Heaven – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

All books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón have a special place in my heart and I believe that I have in fact read every single one of them (no shame). So naturally, when I stumbled upon The Prisoner of Heaven I... Continue Reading →

1Q84 – Haruki Murakami

When I announced that this was going to be the next book I read, a friends of mine said “a tough start you found yourself”. I’m not quite sure why they said this, as it wasn’t especially challenging. I found... Continue Reading →

The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith

I had previously read The Cuckoo’s Calling and when I heard this book was coming out, I was very excited to pick it up and get engrossed by the fascinating language and descriptions the author feeds you through the chapters.... Continue Reading →

The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

I believe that this book was written by someone who is undergoing a kind of therapy. The book follows a 17 year old protagonist named Holden on his three day journey home from school. It’s reasonably obvious that he’s in... Continue Reading →

Smart – Kim Slater

Smart was not quite the book that I was expecting when I first picked it up, nonetheless it was still intriguing. The book follows the protagonist Kieran, a 15 year old with special needs. Hence one can say this was... Continue Reading →

The Watcher in the Shadows – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I will never pass up an opportunity to read or buy a book by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, which is exactly how I came by The Watcher in the Shadows. Not going to lie, I have read this before but in... Continue Reading →

Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer truly did not really appeal to me all that much. It had two plots basically, they didn’t clash, however did not make it very easy to read or follow along closely. Firstly, the... Continue Reading →

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