I was going to suffer through to the end of this book in the hope that it might be worth it in the end but @BagusMutendi’s prompt on twitter made me realize just how much I don’t want to continue reading this story. @Meetthebookworm Still waiting for your ACOR review. ? — BM (@BagusMutendi) November 28, 2016 I’m going to keep this review simple and focus on the pros and cons and why I didn’t finish reading this book.
What do you get when you put an immigrant couple who think the USA is the best thing after sliced bread, a rich American couple who seem to have achieved the American dream, some puff-puff and fried plantain in the city that never sleeps? A fascinating debut novel about marriage, class, race, the immigrant struggle and the pursuit of happiness.
The only reason I wanted to read this novel was because: Zadie Smith. I had never read anything by her and after reading and hearing so much hype about her, the blurb played a minimal role in my choice to read this novel. Naturally I had very high expectations but it turns out this probably wasn’t the best Zadie Smith novel to start with. While it wasn’t a snoozefest, it didn’t come close to the level I had placed it on in my mind; so colour me disappointed.
The 2014 abduction of 276 secondary school girls from the Government College, Chibok by the Boko Haram sect remains a sore subject for many Nigerians. It has inspired hundreds of articles, documentaries, music etc; sparked a political revolution, brought attention to lackadaisical attitude of our federal government and the corruption that is literally threatening to destroy us.
Blurb The ultimate guidebook to Earth, the Nine Realms, and other dimensions from Marvel Comics, as told by Peter Quill, Rocket, Groot, and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Ever since Super Heroes like Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy started stomping around planet Earth, we’ve had to open our horizons a little and embrace the wider reaches of space. If you’re thinking of journeying to one of the many new realms for a little R’n’R, then don’t leave home without Hidden Universe’s guide to the cosmos. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the divine splendor of Asgard […]
Blurb EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
Publisher’s Summary It’s winter 1944 and the Second World War is entering its most crucial stage. A few months ago Ali Banana was apprenticed to a whip-wielding blacksmith in his rural hometown; now he’s behind enemy lines, trekking through the Burmese jungle, a private in Thunder Brigade. He is fourteen years old.
Title: BomBoy Author: Yewande Omotoso Published by: Bookcraft Africa Year of Publication: 2013 Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 181 Source: Bought Publisher’s Summary Leke is a troubled young man living in the suburbs of Cape Town. He develops strange habits of stalking people, stealing small objects and going from doctor to doctor in search of companionship rather than cure. Through a series of letters written to him by his Nigerian father whom he has never met. Leke learns about a family curse; a curse which his father has unsuccessfully tried to remove. BomBoy is a well crafted and complex narrative written […]