If Cambodia Noir were just another crime thriller, it would disappear back into the woodwork among the millions of other sex-drugs-rock-and-roll thrillers with fallible heroes and sultry women that could be turned into a generic B-grade action film.
I’ve been trying to find the right name for this particular kind of book, and the best I can come up with is “saga” – you know, those books that usually span a few generations, or at least several different stages of a character’s life. They are usually historical fiction, but I find that whatContinue reading “Books To Read If You’re In The Mood For A Saga”
I’m linking up with The Broke and The Bookish for Top Ten Tuesday. This week is somewhat similar to the previous TTT, Books That Were Hard To Read, but also not entirely. 1. Skin by Ilka Tampke
I’m linking up with The Broke and The Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday Valentine’s-themed freebie to bring you ten of my favourite non-romantic loves in books (in no particular order).
“Forget the Kama Sutra. When it comes to inventive sex acts, just look to the sea.” Well now. If there’s one way of making sure people read something important, you might as well throw some sex into it. Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and Other Salty EroticaContinue reading “Sex in the Sea: This Post Is Not What You Think (Or Is It?)”
“The fact of death is unsettling. Yet there is no other way to live.” Why do we do what we do – choose a career in science, in business, or in the arts? Why do we procreate, and why do we sometimes choose not to? Is it that we are avoiding the inevitability of lifeContinue reading “Review: When Breath Becomes Air”
I am often asked how I manage to read so much, and I try to make some offhand comment about it, but the truth is I don’t really know. I guess it comes down to the fact that I love reading so much that I make time for it without even realizing. But at theContinue reading “I’ll Be Reading Harder This Year”
Medical memoirs are a dime a dozen, but I’ve never read a medic’s memoir and the title, “A Thousand Naked Strangers” is just too good to pass up. A Thousand Naked Strangers is an Atlantan’s chronicle of the decade he worked as a paramedic in the city. I’ve never really known much about Atlanta, exceptContinue reading “A Thousand Naked Strangers by Kevin Hazzard | Book Review”
Once again I’m linking up with Jamie at Perpetual Page Turner for her awesome End Of Year book survey! Where book titles are hypelinked, they link to my reviews 🙂 Number Of Books You Read: 61! Number of Re-Reads: I don’t think I re-read any books this year. I’m not so big into that. GenreContinue reading “6th Annual End of Year Bookish Survey”
What a year! It’s interesting that as I perused the list of books I read in 2015, I realised that I couldn’t simply choose the books I gave the highest ratings to. Ratings are fallible in that way, I guess. So there are some books here that I gave four or three “stars”, while someContinue reading “Top Ten Books I Read in 2015”