Following the life of Kim Jiyoung (surprise surprise), and those of her relatives, this title follows the progression of feminism in South Korea, spanning three generations. Readers are invited to become a fly on the wall of a typical Korean household and observe how from birth women and men are treated with such disparity.
Were it not for my haphazard book club, Lanny would have entirely passed me by – and, oh, what a shame that would have been! Longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker prize, Lanny, is a tale that has bewitched the literary world – and more impressively me – with its ethereal composition. Successor to his 2015 debut, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, Max Porter’s Lanny chronicles the growing chasms between country life and metropolitan mentality
Channeling book club romance and the 80s revival instigated by Stranger Things, this book will have you mulling over all of the “what ifs” and “should have dones” of your lives. Yet, somehow still leave you with an overwhelming feeling of acceptance.
If you have ever wondered how con-artists are cultivated in today’s society and how anyone could possibly get caught up in their misadventures, then this could be the right book for you.
As climate disasters poise to threaten 2020s manmade order and changes in ethical responsibilities alter manufacturing standards, there is more than one lesson that can be learnt from Bramacharia’s “fictionalised” future.
It is with little shame that I admit to reading chick-lit. When you are a woman whose greatest lovers were Ben and Jerry’s growing up, one becomes…… Read more “Review: The Break”