A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. 264 more words
Still on the holiday book-fest, this was the other one I picked up on the journey, alongside Fangirl. I was attracted by the blurb and the critics’ quotations on the cover – any author compared to the love child of Salman Rushdie and Gabriel Garcia Marques has to be worth reading, right?! 431 more words
Warning – contains spoilers!
It’s hard to think of a more ambitious literary project than Room. To address such sensitive issues through the eyes of a five-year-old child is a challenge very few writers could carry off. 348 more words
Propelled into the priesthood by a family tragedy, Odran Yates is full of hope and ambition. When he arrives at Clonliffe Seminary in the 1970s, it is a time in Ireland when priests are highly respected, and Odran believes that he is pledging his life to “the good.” 424 more words