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‘Crossing the River’ by Caryl Phillips

A vision of two centuries of the African diaspora, Crossing the River is essentially a novel made up of four short stories bound together by one voice and shared experience. 601 more words


July TBR

Ok so my July is pretty much the same as my June with a few extra ones that need to be read and reviewed this month. 106 more words

Mya Roberts

Five Magical Realism Novels to Snag this Summer

I may have stumbled onto Magical Realism at some earlier point in my reading life, but the first book I can remember reading from this genre is Sarah Addison Allen’s  1,454 more words

Books & Literature

Book Review: Somewhere- Various Authors

Somewhere is a collection of stories from various authors and is part of the Elsewhere collection.  Somewhere is the land of the imagination. Somewhere is a world of fantasy and dreamscapes, the dark and beautiful legends of elsewhere. 606 more words

Dermot Bolger, Hugo Hamilton, Roddy Doyle, Colm Tóibín, et al.: Finbar's Hotel

Longing for love and lost memories in an old Dublin hotel.

It’s not exactly Dublin’s first address, the old Finbar’s Hotel on Victoria Quay, overlooking the River Liffey and opposite the palazzo structure of Heuston (erstwhile Kingsbridge) Railway Station – but it’s a place with both character and history: It has survived a fire, among its guests over the years have been some of society’s more colorful personalities, its back rooms used to be infamous for their use as a secret gathering place for everyone from politicians, gardai (policemen), members of the clergy and prostitutes, and it has that particular run-down and dubious charm of a place which has seen better days once upon a time. 883 more words