The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

To be honest, I wasn't planning to post anything on my blog about this book. But for the sake of keeping a record of everything I've been reading, I decided to write up a little something. I bought it because it is absolutely gorgeous and I am a sucker for beautiful books. I also loved … Continue reading The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

Advertisements

The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is one of the biggest epic stories that exists in the fantasy genre. Unfortunately, I watched the Peter Jackson film trilogy before reading the books. In fact, I saw the movies before I even knew The Lord of the Rings was a book series (I was 13 when the first … Continue reading The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

   Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is a novel of epic proportions. Not only is it substantial in physical size, but the scope of the story is huge as well.  I have described this novel as an alternate English history when put to the question. The premise is that English magic (which was prevalent a … Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is probably the most popular author I can think of. At first, I rolled my eyes and was very hesitant to read anything he’d written…until I did, and jumped right on that bandwagon. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is actually the first work of his I’ve read in print form … Continue reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman