Category: Current Review

Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil

The subject matter in Silent Child, by Sarah A. Denzil will be disturbing for most. Parents with children the same age will find it heartbreaking. Empathising with the protagonist is inevitable. Emma Price, a young mother living with her parents, receives a call from school to pick up her boy Aiden. Severe rainfall and flooding have shut the school down. Arriving…

Neighborly by Ellie Monage

Neighborly, by Ellie Monago, received lots of reviews for and against the book. I decided to pick up a copy and decide myself.  Synopsis: Kat and Doug felt like Aurora Village was the perfect community. Minutes from the city, affluent without pretension, low crime with a friendly vibe—it’s everything Kat never had, and that she’s determined to provide for her…

The Sympathizer – by Viet Thanh Nguyen

After my book club discussed  this wonderful book, I decided to post my thoughts about it today. A half French, half Vietnamese child felt out of place in both cultures. He works as a communist double agent during the Vietnam War. Living in America after the fall of Saigon, he continues reporting back to his Communist leaders in Vietnam, from…

My Soul To Keep – by Tananarive Due

Our lives are so short on Earth. Its best to spend the best years with family, friends and enjoy life. The only problem is when we realize this fact, we may have lost many dear ones in our lives. We may be close to our death or have health issues. But what if we could remain healthy and young, never…