An unusual book with the themes of war and family following the lives of two main young characters: a blind French girl and a German soldier
Tag Archives: Literary fiction
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke – Surprisingly good read from Susanna Clarke, which is an imaginative tour de force of otherworldliness, magic & the ruthlessness of ambition
The Flying Man by Etienne Bijnens
A beautifully and intelligently composed novel about loss, regret and guilt interspersed with philosophical leanings and literary suggestion
Dubliners by James Joyce
James Joyce has never really appealed to me, I am sorry to say, so what did I make of Dubliners?
Writ in Water by James Sulzer
Explore the troubled life of one of Britain’s finest poets, John Keats in this original and beautifully written novel.
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
An interesting story of a woman’s life in 1930s Ireland as related by her intertwined with the notes of Dr. Grene, her doctor in the mental hospital in which she has grown old.
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas is more of a philosophical exploration than a novel. That being said, it is a very interesting read.