It moves from the interior thoughts and emotions of its characters to the historic events that surround them, to the interaction of people across social, cultural and language boundaries, all while sucking you into this gripping story of a fantastical expedition and its impact on both the future and the lives of a young marriage.
today. He proves his mastery again by the character development, story line, and battle descriptions. Each book in the series seems to get better.
Khadra captures Turambo’s guttural feelings for his surroundings – whether they are in the ring entertaining Europeans or in the brothel. Her descriptions leap from the page and engage the reader. A good look at colonial Algeria from the perspective of an Arab-Berber.
I do not typically read novels about rich and glamorous people, but Beatriz Williams’ latest novel A Certain Age caught my … More
Elyce Wakerman’s A Tale of Two Citizens is an immigrant story based in the thirties and forties that rings true in today’s over-heated immigrant debate.
A Man of Genius by Janet Todd is a psychological page turner. It delves deeply into the interactions between a … More
Most people have heard of Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) – the night when the Nazis targeted Jews throughout Germany – but most people do not know whose actions were used as the pretext for the attacks. Everyone Has Their Reasons is an excellent look at the fictional musings of one of history’s little-known assassins whose actions created such chaos.
It turned out to be a simple but engaging story about a boy struggling with his heritage and how to fit in but also a short history of the life of Crazy Horse. It is basically a history lesson on Crazy Horse based on the oral history of his people but in the form of a story told by a grandfather on a road trip with his grandson. The fitting in part is just a hook to get the story started.
Bernard Cornwell has done it again by writing another awesome novel in the Saxon Tales series. Warriors of the Storm is another great story that will keep you turning each page to see what happens next.