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Fantasy and Murder

Subjects fairly closely related to one another some of the time eh? Maybe. Maybe not.

Well, not all aspects of George R. R. Martin’s fantasies are totally fantastic and all of them include their share of the darkness and murder frequently a major part of just plain murder or crime stories. But there is so […]

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

I received this book as a gift and it was a wonderful surprise. I had recently watched a video of Life of Pi and enjoyed it very much. I had also read Beatrice & Virgil and found it even more satisfying.

The High Mountains of Portugal is divided into three sections with very intriguing titles: […]

The Lewis Trilogy by Peter May

This trilogy includes The Black House, The Lewis Man and The Chess Men. Peter May “was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one” and “he left newspapers for television and screenwriting, creating three prime-time British drama series”. “Peter now lives  in France where he focuses on writing novels”. (from the bio inside The Chess Men)

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The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

The epigraphs (3) are important so I will choose only one:

“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends.” -William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I like the combo of lovers and madmen and the thought of their “seething brains” as well as the idea […]

I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

This novel was a very positive surprise. It operates on two quite different levels: the level at which most of us function most of the time and the level at which some of us operate some of the time in order to manage to survive.

On the level on which most of us function most […]