At what age do we as readers start requiring linear narratives? And demand that all books tell us stories? Continue reading What Do Margaret Wise Brown & Georges Perec Have In Common?
The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain is another playful offering from Gallic Press, whose The Suicide Shop I reviewed just last month. As he picked up his second oyster he glanced discreetly to his left. The President had put on his glasses and was reading the menu. Daniel took in the famous noble profile, seen in magazines, on television and every New Year’s Eve for … Continue reading The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain, translated from the original French by Louise Rogers Lalaurie, Emily Boyce & Jane Aitken
It may seem redundant to post a review after taking part in The Readers Summer Book Club discussion of Half-Blood Blues, but I decided to do just that. Mainly to share my *spoiler free* thoughts on Esi Edugyan’s novel with readers who still haven’t read the book and needed a bit of a nudge. If you enjoy history and are looking for a good … Continue reading Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (Audio)
Biblio-porn is a category of books specifically targeting bibliophiles – the true reading fanatics. It caters to the fetishists among us by focusing on all things literary: books, bookshops, readers, etc. Biblio-porn revels in the written word. A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cossé and translated by Alison Anderson is undoubtedly biblio-porn. An heiress offers a bookshop manager the opportunity to join her in opening the shop … Continue reading A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cossé (translated from the original French by Alison Anderson)