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Helpful votes received on reviews: 57% (8 of 14)
 

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Your Faith is Your Fortune by Neville Goddard
Your Faith is Your Fortune by Neville Goddard
I started with liking this book but a few chapter in, I soon realised the author's confusion in trying to market his pseudo-christian principles as a self-help guide. Basically he has tried to use a reinterpretation of biblical principles to support his new age based law of attraction and quantum physics. Unfortunately it doesn't work and comes across as rather annoying and blasphemous. I can't and don't see the point in adapting biblical scriptures to ones own writing if you do not consider yourself a Christian or bible believer. But I guess he is trying to appeal to a mass market which may include many lapsed/non-practising Christians looking for short cut answers to their problems
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Excellent by all standards, Adichie is a master storyteller and this has just left me yearning for her next novel. I've read Half of a yellow sun thrice and I will re-read Americanah very soon.
Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
I'm sorry but this is such a convoluted and over-stylized book. The story never gets going as the author drifts between storytelling and poetically contemplating the minds of the protagonists whilst trying to capture the atmosphere. I'm sure there is a good story in there but it is like searching for a needle in a haystack. I couldn't get through the first three chapters and like some readers, i just gave up. Maybe I'll try again someday when I have the time and patience to wade through a lot of sentimental muck. However, I must congratulate the writer's effort all the same as it isn't easy to complete a novel let alone infuse it with all the drama that she has done.