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Review: Incendiary

Incendiary by Chris Cleave

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Original, entertaining, authentic and believable

An East End woman decides to write a letter to Osama bin Laden after a team of his suicide bombers wreck her life by indiscriminately blowing up the crowd at a football match, killing both her husband and her four-and-a-quarter year-old son, along with over a thousand other football fans. 232 more words

Book Review

LITTLE BEE by Chris Cleave

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Beneath its bright orange cover, Little Bee holds a story strung with both horror and humor, interwoven with both innocence and cruelty. It is within this paradoxical set that Cleave brings to life before his readers’ eyes two characters, both women, both broken. 194 more words

Book Reviews

The Friday 56

This weeks Friday 56 is a bit late. I was super busy yesterday and wasn’t able to get it posted.

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at  268 more words

Little Bee - a most wonderful story!

This is the most wonderful book I’ve been reading for a long time. Actually, I have only read a little more than 100 pages so far,  but I hope it will take me a long time to finish the story. 610 more words


Friday Finds

Crossing my fingers we don’t have a screw up last week, and this Friday Finds actually posts this time. Oh technology, so efficient, yet so unreliable. 660 more words

"Little Bee," How Worlds Can Change Us.

I just finished reading “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. I’m giving it a 2.5 maybe 3 stars out of 5. I enjoyed some parts and was moved by others, and the story was alright, but it was the characters that killed it for me. 1,034 more words


The most haunting book in years

There are not many books that haunt you to the extent where you struggle to sleep and, at rare quiet times in the day, you experience flashbacks at a particularly harrowing part of the book’s plot. 200 more words