Febookuary – The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – OK Now These Title Lengths Are Getting Silly

13486632Hello and welcome to the end of the road. Yes, I know that many of you will be in tears that this frankly fantastic book reviewing series is coming to an end. I know there are tears of joy but I’m just going to smooth over that fact. It’s kind of appropriate that the last novel I review be about a man in the twilight years of his life so here goes this last Febookuary obligatory overview! Continue reading “Febookuary – The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – OK Now These Title Lengths Are Getting Silly”

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Febookuary – The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly – Naivety Turned Wise

17707648Hello there and welcome to yet another late review which I feel apologising for will seem disingenuous as it’s a habit I seem to be falling into with increasing regularity. Regardless, I’m glad this book got half-voted, half-chosen by me for a review because I’ve been desperate to sing its praises for ages. What, am I meant to be impartial as a critic? Well I’ll try mystery voice in my head but I doubt it’ll be a success. So come mystery voice that I may need to go to my psychiatrist about, let’s go to the wonderful gumdrop filled world of the obligatory overview! Continue reading “Febookuary – The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly – Naivety Turned Wise”

Febookuary – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Both Pleasing and Vile

Jekyll_and_Hyde_TitleWell here we are: the final week of Febookuary and only three reviews to go. Damn the momentum has been hard to keep up, with last week being a great example. Hopefully we can all forget about that with this review of one of the most well-known horror characters in fiction, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. So quick, let us transform into that ghastly and repetitive of things, the obligatory overview! Continue reading “Febookuary – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Both Pleasing and Vile”

Febookuary – Burmese Days – An “Inferior” Tale

Burmese_daysAs the old cliché goes, better late than never I guess. I apologise to, I estimate, all three of you who were eagerly awaiting the Burmese Days review on Monday and found nothing but the blankness of my writing failures. That and my review of Colorless Tsukuru. I had been busy as of late and, while I could have avoided such tardiness by planning ahead and writing my review in advance, I was a bit too lethargic on that score and am now in the situation of having to write at least three reviews very quickly. Continue reading “Febookuary – Burmese Days – An “Inferior” Tale”

Febookuary – Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Possibly the Longest Title I Have Read in a While

murakami-coverI can’t believe it. It’s finally happening. Not only have I reached halfway in Febookuary but I’ve completely sold out and I’m reviewing another Haruki Murakami novel just because I can! If you don’t know I reviewed Murakami’s excellent Norwegian Wood back in 2013, when my blog was still young and untainted by the harsh reality of my addiction to writing and themed posts. Continue reading “Febookuary – Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Possibly the Longest Title I Have Read in a While”

Febookuary – Kitchen – And So Life Goes

kitchen1So now we move on from a book that seemingly everyone has read to one that people do not have the foggiest idea as to what it’s about. Seriously, for a bestselling novel, it seems barely anyone beyond Japan seem to have heard of Banana Yoshimoto or her work. Hopefully this review will do justice to her work while bringing her notice beyond that of Japan. Continue reading “Febookuary – Kitchen – And So Life Goes”

Febookuary – The Fault in Our Stars – Better than Okay

The_Fault_in_Our_StarsWell it seems that everyone, their friends, their enemies and their enemy’s friends seems to have read, or at least heard of, The Fault in Our Stars. Perhaps you’ve seen the very successful film? I haven’t, I’m just saying you may have. But in any case, John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars has brought him to the centre of public attention outside of his YouTube fame but the question is: is the hype justified? With that said, let’s dive into the obviously WordPress famous obligatory overview (warning: sarcasm may have just been used). Continue reading “Febookuary – The Fault in Our Stars – Better than Okay”