Thanks to Atlantic Books and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
This is apparently the second book in a series but there was no need for me to have had to read the first book in order to make sense of this one. Saying that, I’ll probably be checking out the first one soon because I really enjoyed the author’s writing style.
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Thanks to Oneworld Publications and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
What a book. It has been a long while since I felt myself so emotionally affected after reading a book. I started and finished this book almost in one sitting and was utterly gripped by the story.
Continue reading ““How We Disappeared” by Jing-Jing Lee”
Thanks to Canongate and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
It seems to me that, in general, Canongate is incapable of publishing a duff book. This novel is written by a South East Asian author and the cover is also downright gorgeous. Canongate? Asian Author? Pretty cover? I’m on board.
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Thanks to Penguin Books UK and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I seem to be reading a lot of novels with multiple points of view lately so…here’s another one. The Runaways follows three members of the Pakistani community. Anita Rose, a resident of the Karachi slums, Monty, a jet setting rich kid and Sunny a second generation immigrant living in England. Unlike a number of multiple points of view novels I’ve read recently, the different points of view are distinct and I never had to force myself to remember who I was reading about. Similarly to other novels of this type, one character voice was stronger than that of the others, in this case that of Anita.
Continue reading ““The Runaways” by Fatima Bhutto”