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Guardian of the Dawn
Guardian of the Dawn
by Richard Zimler
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive, 25 July 2007
This review is from: Guardian of the Dawn (Paperback)
This book got me hooked on Richard Zimler's writing. It is a beatutifully written historical saga, achored in the fate of a jewish immigrant family in India around the time of the inquisition. The characters are masterfully crafted, each and every one of them a universe of ambivalence up until the very end. Gripping literature at its best. Recommended to have a box of tissues at hand.


The Angelic Darkness
The Angelic Darkness
by Richard Zimler
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Captures your attention without a doubt, 25 July 2007
This review is from: The Angelic Darkness (Paperback)
This book will without a doubt capture the attention of the avid reader. It is it written in a simple way, easy to relate to, yet at the same time full of symbolic events and metaphorical references. You may have to reread some of the sections, to truly understand the power of the message. It is a mix of good literary style and great entertainment at the same time. Shocking and thought provoking it dares to go beyond conventionalism.


The Memory Keeper's Daughter
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
by Kim Edwards
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat predictable, 23 July 2007
It touches upon controversial issues and challenges certain conceptions. The development of some characters is quite interesting (the unknowing wife for example) however not all characters are engaging or credible. I grew tired of the somewhat naive and one sided statement of the book. It was quite predictable and it fails to really connect the reader to all of the individuals in the plot.


Half of a Yellow Sun
Half of a Yellow Sun
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.20

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very compelling, 23 July 2007
This review is from: Half of a Yellow Sun (Paperback)
It is a very compelling experience to read this book. You are transported to the 60s in Nigeria, in a completely well researched and credible way. I did not know much about about Nigeria's recent history and the book goes beyong political explanations and engages the reader by exploring the fate of different characters, all coming from diverse social classes. Each character is well crafted, I could truly understand the profile of each individual, a very recommendable book.


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