This is a stunning debut novel from Mateo Askaripour. He has an original voice and style full of racial angst. Not only are the racial observations very pertinent but his own journey is challenging. The final outcome is unexpected. The whole story is well written with many wry observations and witty episodes: a book for modern times.
As you approach the end of a good book, you almost do not want it to end. You have a good feeling and captivated by the story. In the same vein starting a new read […]
Oh dear families! The strife seems to be exaggerated in rich families abetted by the quest for power. This novel set in Connecticut is full of twists and turns and the tension increases as the story develop. Will Claire survive the chase or will the investigator come to the rescue in time?
I have been rather disappointed in recent novels by John Grisham, so “The Guardians” was a pleasant surprise. “The Guardians” is bang in form, and back to the strengths of his earlier novels. The “Law […]
The novel is set in World War II and in 1940 the Nazis have occupied Paris and taken over the Ritz for their senior officers and mistresses. The cast of characters includes an American Olivia […]
Lovely atmospheric story dripping in melancholy. Everyone is a storyteller and the plot meanders just like the Thames. Characters weave into the book with their own back story. Beautifully written and observed. An enchanting story – perhaps the ending is a little disappointing but do not be put off. The writing is magic.
[star rating=”5″ max=”5″] This would be a great holiday read if you were vacationing in Northern Italy. The story is primarily located the lagoon in Venice and Lake Garda to the west. The plot deals with the period towards the end of the war in 1945.