Tag: Love Story

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

Life Adventures of a Chippie, Graeme Tosh by Helen Maguire: Book Review

Life Adventures of a Chippie: Graeme Tosh, as recorded by Helen Maguire, is a collection of memories, from a lifetime spent living in Armidale NSW. In Life Adventures of a Chippie we are provided with an intimate view of a remarkable man who valued family and a good honest-day’s work, working with his hands as a ‘chippie’ (carpenter). Graeme Tosh’s Scottish parents settled on … Read More Life Adventures of a Chippie, Graeme Tosh by Helen Maguire: 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