Living in the Maniototo

“Living in the Maniototo” by Janet Frame (New Zealand) Review Readers found this book most interesting both from the point of view of the story as well as the style of writing. They thought that there was an incredible use of language, which required their full attention, and they liked the clever interspersing of poems. Some readers didn’t like the long, meandering sentences as they … Continue reading Living in the Maniototo

I Do Not Come to You by Chance

“I Do Not Come to You by Chance” by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani (Nigeria) Review This book was one of the four selected titles for our Summer Reading Group 2010 This is a first novel by a young Nigerian author, which she sets in the infamous world of e-mail scammers known as the 4-1-9ers. Readers loved the book, with some even finding it laugh-out-loud funny, especially … Continue reading I Do Not Come to You by Chance

Eva Luna

“Eva Luna” by Isabel Allende (Chile) One of Nicola’s 100 best books for inspiration in the 21st century! Review Most readers really enjoyed the book. They loved the rich descriptions of the different places and people. They liked Allende’s style of writing, which they described as confident and captivating. Most of the discussion centred on the part of the story set in South America and … Continue reading Eva Luna