Book Review

A Discovery of Witches

Author: Deborah Harkness Published (paperback): 2011, Penguin Books Genre: Fantasy Setting: Contemporary England/France/New England Diana Bishop is a historian researching medieval alchemical texts at Oxford’s Bodleian Library. When she encountersĀ a manuscript hidden for centuries, the supernatural world pursues her, and her repressed heritageĀ as a powerful witch must surface. This book starts with a promising plot… Read More A Discovery of Witches

Book Review

Never Let Me Go

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro Published (paperback): 2006, Vintage Genre: Literature, Dystopian Sci-fi Setting: Contemporary England When I finished reading this book, I initially gave it only three stars. It has none of my hallmarks for great literature. No cascading narrative, delicately woven prose, or characters whose emotional depths reveal spiritual or worldly truths. So what, my… Read More Never Let Me Go