CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan

My initial idea for props for this photo was to attempt to use some designer stuff I have but then it occurred to me that with #CrazyRichAsians designer and designer aren’t quite on the same level so I respected myself. #CrazyRichAsians is your typical love story – Boy meets girl, girl has no clue boy…

BIRTHMARKED

Author – Marvellous Michael (Nigerian) Genre – Crime fiction Number of pages – 317 Independently published at Patridge Africa.   My very first thought while reading Birthmarked last year was that the dialogue is better suited for film.

PACHINKO REVIEW

Author – Min Jin Lee. Publisher – Apollo  (an imprint of Head of Zeus) Number of Pages – 537     Pachinko has been quite tough for me to review because it is quite easy to hate it for the very reasons you love other books like it, and I will explain what I mean….

ITUNU…

Happy New Year in a bit guys. Closing the year with this incomplete short fiction story which I started writing sometime ago in the middle of the year after a friend of mine suffered a miscarriage and courageously spoke to me about it, and even adding to the torture, her horrible experience with medical personnel….

NOVEMBER BOOK REVIEW; UNACCUSTOMED EARTH

Author; Jhumpa Lahiri. (Indian-American) Genre; Fiction (short stories) Publisher/Year of 1st Publication: Originally by Alfred A.Knopf in 2008. My copy by Vintage Books. Number of Pages; 333 Price; $15.95 Other Titles; Interpreter of Maladies, (Pulitzer Prize) Namesake

OCTOBER BOOK REVIEW; DISGRACE.

Author; J.M Coetzee. (South African / Australian) Genre; Fiction Publisher/Year of 1st Publication: 1st published in Great Britain by Martin Secker & Warburg 1999 and Penguin Books 2000 (this edition) Number of Pages; 220 Price; $16.00 Other Titles; Dusklands, In the Heart of the country, Boyhood, Elizabeth Costello, Slow Man. Prizes won; Man Booker prize…

SEPTEMBER BOOK REVIEW; ME BEFORE YOU.

Author; Jojo Moyes (British) Genre; Fiction Publisher/Year of 1st Publication: The Penguin Group Number of Pages; 498 Price; £7.99 Other Titles; After You, The One plus One, The Horse Dancer, Silver Bay.

JULY BOOK REVIEW; THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

Author; John Green (American) Genre; Realistic Fiction.Young Adult fiction Publisher/Year of 1st Publication: Dutton Books. Jan. 10 2012 Number of Pages; 316 (my hardcover copy) Price; £12.99 Other Titles; Paper Town, Looking For Alaska, An Abundance of Kathrines  

JUNE BOOK REVIEW; ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

Author; Anthony Doerr  (American) Genre; Historical Fiction Publisher/Year of 1st Publication: Scribner. May 6th 2014 Number of Pages; 531 (my paperback copy) Prizes won; The Pulitzer prize for fiction 2015 and Andrew Carnegie medal for excellence in Fiction (2015) Price; £8.99 Other Titles; The shell collector, Four Seasons in Rome.     This book has…

Alithnayn Abdulkareem reviews Hanya Yanagihara’s A LITTLE LIFE

  A Little Life makes a bold stand for friendship. That in a society that places limits on relationships ranking certain kinds higher than others, it professes that friendships can indeed define the dynamics of a person’s life. Through the experiences that bond four young men, set in a New York expertly absent of historic…

ALL THE RIGHT THINGS by Ikeoluwa Adegboye.

When I was guessing what kind of writing my friends would send in for the guest blogging series, I automatically assumed Ike would do a lifestyle sort of article because well, she’s fantastic at it. Check her blog, you’ll see what I mean. So when she sent me a short story I was like wawu!!!…