The Book Thief by Markus Zusak | recently read

‘They say that war is death’s best friend, but I must offer you a different point of view on that one. To me, war is like the new boss who expects the impossible. He stands over your shoulder repeating one thing incessantly. ‘Get it done, get it done.’ So you work harder. You get the…

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris| recently read

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris follows the story of Lale, a young Jewish man sent to the Birkenau concentration camp in Poland during the Second World War. The novel not only provides insight into the minds of Lale and his fellow inmates, but the vile and vicious mistreatment of the hundreds of thousands…

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A collated review | recently read

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Hannah Kent’s writing style is engaging from the very first page. The characters she writes on and explores are intriguing and at times heartbreaking. I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone, and I mean anyone. I knew nothing about this except that it is set in Iceland around 1820…

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov | recently read

The story follows the written diary confessions of Humbert Humbert (H.H.): a thirty-seven-year-old man who falls in love with Lolita, a twelve-year-old girl. The reader gains access to H.H.’s thoughts during the tumultuous events that take place asΒ his lust, obsession and imagination get the better of him. Warning: spoilers ahead My rating: 4.5/5 When starting…

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