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Books that have stayed with me

Ms Siva D. German
 
How I Live Now
How I Live Now
"This book blew me away. The language and the imagery are beautiful and the end very heart breaking. I've re read it several times."
The Shadow Of The Wind
The Shadow Of The Wind
"A thrilling engrossing read, sublime characters and a magical atmosphere. Best read in Spanish of course!"
The Silmarillion
The Silmarillion
"I read LOTR first and was desperate for more Tolkien. This is a beautiful introduction to his world a complete mythology. epic!"
A Complicated Kindness
A Complicated Kindness
"The dark humour here seduced me in the tale of 16 year old Nomi living in a strict Mennonite community."
The 19th Wife
The 19th Wife
"Carrying on with the strict community theme, this is a deep engrossing theme combining the history of Mormonism and a present day murder mystery."
Documents Concerning Rubashov the Gambler
Documents Concerning Rubashov the Gambler
"Immerse yourself in the story of Rubashov, the gambler condemned not to die who lives through the entire 20th century..."
The Dreamers
The Dreamers
"A skilfully written tale following 3 youths in the Paris of 1968 as they retreat further and further into their own private world."
L'Assommoir (Folio (Gallimard))
L'Assommoir (Folio (Gallimard))
"I had to read this for school but Zola's detailed prose and attention for detail still stay with me. You live, breathe and hope with Gervaise, right to the end."
Back Home
Back Home
"I first read this when I was 11 or 12 and every time I re read it I still cry. Powerful!"