Top Five Book to Film Adaptations

It was only when I came to write this blog post that I realised how only a few book-to-film adaptations I have seen really stood out to me and were actually memorable. Even though I know that film adaptations aren’t meant to be identical to the book, it does occasionally annoy me when the production … Continue reading Top Five Book to Film Adaptations

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Tangerine by Christine Mangan, review

Tangerine is about two young women; Alice and Lucy, who went to college together. After a horrible accident, the once good friends haven't spoken in over a year. Alice has moved to Tangier in Morocco, and is surprised when Lucy turn I unexpected and uninvited on her doorstep. However, things start to go wrong and … Continue reading Tangerine by Christine Mangan, review

My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante – review

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante is set in one of the poorer neighbourhoods of Naples (Italy), and tells the story behind the friendship between Elena and Lila through their childhood - up until their teenage years. It’s the first in Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels quartet, and having finished it - I’m really interested to read … Continue reading My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante – review

Bridget Jones’s Baby by Helen Fielding – review

Ahh, Bridget Jones - one of my favourite literary protagonists. Always really nice, easy reading with lots of amusement thrown in. Bridget Jones’s Baby is the most recent in the Bridget Jones series, although chronologically it comes after Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (you can read my review of that here). I enjoyed Bridget … Continue reading Bridget Jones’s Baby by Helen Fielding – review

Vengeance in Venice by Philip Gwynne Jones – review

I really enjoyed Vengeance in Venice, the second Nathan Sutherland book by Philip Gwynne Jones. It had an intriguing mystery, set around the Venice Art Biennale,and I must admit it really had me hooked. I really couldn't tell where the mystery was going as the writer throws in lots of unexpected and interesting twists and … Continue reading Vengeance in Venice by Philip Gwynne Jones – review