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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…

Enduring Love

Enduring Love

So, I cheated.

I am deeply ashamed. I have not finished the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy yet, but I have read another book from my list, Enduring Love by Ian McEwan. I will explain how I came about finishing this enthralling novel and how I came about the book in the first place as they are both interesting stories. Read more…

2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge
Vivian has read 23 books toward her goal of 100 books.
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