My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith. (Romantic Novel, 2016).
I’m a big fan of McCall Smith’s charming No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, set in the small African nation of Botswana. 297 more words
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. (Historical Novel/Classic Literature, 1852).
This anti-slavery epic from shortly before the American Civil War is of great historical significance (Lincoln himself claimed that it played a major part in bringing on the war itself). 956 more words
I’d Die for You (and other lost stories) by F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Story Collection, 2017).
Yes, the much-honored (even revered) author of The Great Gatsby… 662 more words
Ghost Monster by Simon Clark (Supernatural Horror Novel, 2009).
A so-so horror tale from a British writer who’s done much better at other times. Set in a small town on the English coast, it has an isolated and frankly somewhat old-fashioned feel, despite it having been written less than a decade ago and (with the exception of 30 year previous introductory prologue) supposedly takes place in the 2009-version of “today.” The book’s very title (it’s what local children call a strange unsettling remnant of a bitter and superstitious, early 18th century past) comes off as sort of clunky to me, as well. 441 more words