Real healing and progress for autism, a condition that is considered incurable – that is surely something parents of Autists would ponder about. In Horse Boy, Rupert did just that and won, against all autistic odds.
I was fourteen and a half when the Germans came. On that 9th April we woke to the roar of aeroplanes swooping so low over the roofs of the town that we could see the black iron crosses painted on the underside of their wings when we leaned out of the windows and looked up. In this exquisite novel, readers will find the crystalline prose and depth of feeling they adored in Out Stealing Horses, a literary sensation of 2007.
Day 25 - The Snowman By Jo Nesbø Harry Hole gets under your skin, and you feel ambivalent about him as a cop. There is much to dislike, in Nesbø's tough, cool and marginal hero, but still we like him because he is almost as familiar as a dog-eared toothbrush. Just when you are feeling … Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – Most Surprising Plot Twist or Ending.
DAY 24. - A Girl Most Likely -Rebecca Sparrow 2004 runner up One Book, One Brisbane ( an annual award based on a fiction book set in Brisbane) Why would I be embarrassed? Read on..... This is a great teen and young adult comedy based on a girl growing up, not only in my hometown, … Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – A Book You are Embarrassed to Say You Liked
Day 14 - A Book that Made You Cry The Potato Factory - Bryce Courtenay Cry? How about bawl my eyes out? Because that is what I did when I read this book released in 1995. And I really can't remember much about why? It was some years back and I know that it affected … Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – A Book that Made You Cry
I can hear that howls of protests now, that I dare speak of Annie Proulx's books in these terms! But I WAS sadly disappointed with this book. After all the Pulitzer prize winning hype and seeing the author speak in an interview, my expectations were high for The Shipping News. Maybe a little too high.