According to an article in The Telegraph, there is greater interest in crime fiction today than with any other fiction genre. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle may have popularized crime/detective fiction, but in 1841 Edgar Allan Poe penned the first detective story with The Murders in the Rue Morgue. Ever since, crime fiction has continued to … Continue reading Oldies But Goodies: Learning The Gumshoe Game With Some Classics
As a form of fun, my husband and I went on a book-buying splurge. Since it's almost May, which marks Mystery Month, we bought some books by Agatha Christie that we found most interesting, most of which involved Hercule Poirot. And Then There Were None Crooked House The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Peril at End … Continue reading Cozy Craze with the Queen of Mystery
In Jasmin Darznik's Song of a Captive Bird, she explores the life of Forugh Farrokzhad, one of the great Iranian poets of the 20th century.
Ayobami Adebayo's debut novel Stay With Me tells the story of a couple who attempt to rise beyond the traditional attitudes of the Nigerian culture.
A simple answer to the question, "Why do I love to read?"
The Shining is as efficacious as a psychological thriller as it is a horror story. It is dark, creepy, and atmospheric--a true macabre. It follows the story of the Torrance's family and their experiences at the Overlook Hotel. Themes such as madness, darkness, goodness, and innocence are eminent throughout the book.
A story that explores love, forgiveness, and letting go.
Octavia Butler’s Kindred illustrates the complexities and nuances of slavery and the racial attitudes of the time.
A story about a cold-blooded killer who demonstrates that one's ability to love has no boundaries.