Archive May 2010

Swordspoint

Swordspoint

I am an avid fanfiction reader and sometimes writer. While interacting with other readers and writers in the fanfiction world, a name was brought to my attention more than once, Ellen Kushner. Some of my friends are fascinated by her works; she has made a name for herself in some tough niches, like the writers of slash fanfiction -same gender fiction. It tickled my curiosity and prompted me to buy her famous Swordspoint novel. I have just finished it and wanted to write my impressions while it was still fresh in my mind. Read more…

Next book

Next book

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. The title has always puzzled me. We’ll see how I like it in a few days when I am done with it. Read more…

Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea

What a captivating, interesting book! Jean Rhys managed to create a tense, mysteriously haunting world in very few pages. The heat, the smell of orange blossoms and sweet cinnamon all assault your senses as you read Rhys’s fantastic account on the mysterious woman in the attic from Bronte’s Jane Eyre. I am deeply captivated by this author’s take on dementia and people’s reaction to others suffering of that affliction. Afro-Caribbean traditions and prejudices play a significant part in the plot, I recommend that you read up a bit on the history of the West Indies and Caribbean before taking up this book in order to understand it fully. Read more…