Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: HOMER AND HIS ILIAD By Robin Lane Fox – ay 2024

A very detailed review of Homer’s Iliad

BOOK REVIEW – April 2024

BOOK REVIEW - April 2024

The life of Amelia Earhart

TOM LAKE By Ann Patchett – October 2023

Tom Lake differs from Ann Patchett’s other work in one important way. Like all her later novels it’s beautifully written and totally believable, but it inhabits another world. I

BOOK REVIEW – Activities of Daily Living by Lisa Hsiao Chen – August 2023

BOOK REVIEW - Activities of Daily Living by Lisa Hsiao Chen - August 2023

Chosen one of the Best Books of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly, Vogue, and The New Yorker, and a New York Times Editor’s Choice, Activities of Daily Living is a debut novel that feels as if it’s written by a self-confident and experienced craftsman.

BOOK REVIEW – THE GREAT FIRE BY SHIRLEY HAZZARD

BOOK REVIEW  - THE GREAT FIRE BY SHIRLEY HAZZARD

  Yet The Great Fire is a great read. It is the kind of book that you read leisurely, one that you appreciate for its wonderful prose—each descriptive sentence a small masterpiece.

BOOK REVIEW – The Son by Jo Nesbo – June 2023

BOOK REVIEW - The Son by Jo Nesbo - June 2023

At first I thought that The Son fell into a separate category, that of sheer virtuosity. It’s no accident that it was chosen for the Black Lizard Vintage Crime Collection, which includes classics such as The Big Sleep and The Maltese Falcon.