I enjoyed the story very much, the author put in just enough history to make it enjoyable but didn’t dwell on the details to make the narrative drag.
Jonas Jonasson seems to, once again, take pleasure in writing farces, comedy of errors that happen to somehow work out. Kevin
I enjoyed reading about life in Jordan, the country always fascinated me with its culture and history. From legends about Petra, stories of King Hussain
I the magical realism, an explanation of Chinese calligraphy. A fascinating read into what makes up the calligraphy symbols, and how Daiyu interprets them
A mesmerizing yet profoundly sad book since we know the outcome from the onset. The author’s 27-year-old daughter fell ill with porphyria and lapsed into a coma
Violeta was lives through extraordinary events, from World Wars, family tragedy, loves, lost, political turmoil, as well as women’s rights.
The descriptions in The Spanish Daughter by Lorena Hughes of the local foods, customs, society, and certainly the cocoa industry were excellent.
The story takes place during the defining decades of 1917 to 1965. These are not only decades which defined Korea, but also the world as we know it
The Kissing Rabbi: Lust, Betrayal, and a Community Turned Inside Out tells of a charismatic Orthodox rabbi, who’s schmoozing quickly becomes something more
The Darkness Knows by Arnaldur Indriðason takes place in a small town where, it seemed, you are one or two connections from anyone else living there