The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

In this book Eleanor Catton transports the reader back to the New Zealand gold rush of the mid 1860s. She weaves a story together using threads from many characters' lives and the result is a richly detailed epic tale. The book starts with a gathering of twelve men who have assembled in secret to discuss... Continue Reading →

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

I'm not a big fan of fiction in general, nor do I readily jump on the bandwagon, so it was a little out of character for me to read The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I wasn't disappointed. It was engaging from the first line to the last and kept me hooked on every page. The... Continue Reading →

Fred Vargas French detective series

You can tell by the titles that this is no ordinary mystery series. Travel to France with these books and meet the most extraordinary characters to populate a contempory mystery. Vargas deserves her many awards (and more).

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