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Review: Diary of the Fall by Michel Laub

Posted May 10, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Diary of the Fall by Michel Laub

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Diary of the Fall by Michel Laub Published by Random House on April 3, 2014 Genres: Fiction Pages: 192 Format: E-Book Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads ‘I often dreamed about the moment of the fall, a silence that lasted a second, possibly two, a room full of sixty people and no one making a sound, as if everyone were waiting for my classmate to cry out … but he lay on the ground with his eyes closed’ A schoolboy prank goes horribly wrong, and a thirteen-year-old boy is left injured. Years later, one of the classmates relives the episode as he tries to come to terms with his demons. Diary of the Fall is the story of three generations: a man examining the mistakes of his past, and his struggle for forgiveness; a father with Alzheimer’s, for whom recording every memory has become an obsession; and a grandfather who survived Auschwitz, […]

Review: The Quick by Lauren Owen

Posted April 23, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Quick by Lauren Owen

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Quick by Lauren Owen Published by Random House on June 17, 2014 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Thriller Pages: 523 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads An astonishing debut, a novel of epic scope and suspense that conjures up all the magic and menace of Victorian London  London, 1892: James Norbury, a shy would-be poet newly down from Oxford, finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing-rooms of high society, and finds love in an unexpected quarter. Then, suddenly, he vanishes without a trace. Unnerved, his sister, Charlotte, sets out from their crumbling country estate determined to find him. In the sinister, labyrinthine city that greets her, she uncovers a secret world at the margins populated by unforgettable characters: a female rope walker turned vigilante, a street urchin with a deadly secret, and the chilling “Doctor Knife.” But the answer to […]