Category Archives: 4.5 star review

“The Forty Rules of Love” by Elif Shafak

Like In Kate Mosse’s “Labyrinth” here we have two parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century. But the thirteenth century thread is set in Konya not Carcassonne. In the present we have Ella, an unfulfilled Jewish … Continue reading

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

This is a book I’d been keen to read for quite a while. I love Margaret Atwood’s sublime writing, I have previously read “Bodily Harm“, “Blind Assassin” and my favourite “Cat’s Eye“. “The sitting room is subdued, symmetrical;it’s one of the shapes money … Continue reading

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