Tag: Fiction

A Man Called Ove by Erik Backman: Book Review

A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman is a wonderful feel good story, about a cantankerous old man called Ove and set in a small Swedish town. Oh, but A Man Called Ove is so much more than that! The author, Fredrik Backman, has masterfully used this story to explore love, grief, what it means to be a ‘man today, ageing and … Read More A Man Called Ove by Erik Backman: Book Review

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel: Book Review

The High Mountains of Portugal is the latest novel from the 2002 Man Booker prize-winning author of Life of Pi, Yann Martel. Spanish-born, Canadian author Yann Martel has crafted this mesmerising story that is as good, if not better than Life of Pi. Yann Martel once again uses the tools of religious allegory and zoological lore to explore the meaning of life and the … Read More The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel: Book Review

Cross Stitch (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon: Book Review

Do you want to escape for a while into a really good story? Look no further than the Outlander series. Cross Stitch (Outlander) is the first book in the Outlander series by New York Times best selling author Diana Gabaldon. The first book in the series is now called Outlander, however it was previously published as Cross Stitch in the UK. Word of warning: stock up … Read More Cross Stitch (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon: Book Review