- Author : Sarah Schmidt
- Publisher : Atlantic
- Genre : True Crime, Literary Fiction
- Source : Netgalley
- Rating : 4/5 Stars
- Expected Release Date : 1st August, 2017
I’m assuming this has a lot of American references that only super intelligent or perceptive people will get….or americans will get. As for me I don’t understand why this was said to be a “beautiful and haunting tale”.
Diversathon sort of saved this book for me. I was going to dump it in the “Sell/Swap” pile and be done with it because I had DNFed it two times already. Once at 25 pages I think and another at 80 pages. Both times I couldn’t get on board with the language or the main character. I didn’t particularly care about what happened to Agu and was more concerned about his sister and his mother. But being a female who related and prefers female characters I guess there’s nothing new about that. But I’m glad I stuck it out through Diversathon because I can now put this away without feeling bad. Continue reading
There are a thousand and one LGBTQ books all of a sudden. And this is now a normal thing almost everywhere. But there are still people who disagree and or are unaware, so this post is just me sharing my experience…..so STORY TIME
The Girl In 6E is apparently an erotic thriller! This is the first of its kind for me. And I didn’t even know erotic thrillers existed! Now, if you’ve followed me for a while of if you know me you’ll know I hate erotica. It’s just not for me, even remotely so I was worried that this might not be interesting but it was so well done that I didn’t even notice the bits that were supposed to be erotica! Phew! On to the review!!!
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Let’s take a moment to admire that gorgeous cover, shall we!
Done. Now to the review.
These circuses that sweep through the landscape is the first book by author Tejaswini Apte-Rahm. She has contributed to another book but I’m not too sure about that. For a debut collection this was rather impressive with each story standing out from the other and none of them feeling like twins. Believe it or not this is rather rare in short story collections so this is probably going to be one of my favourite books of 2017.