Tag Archive | NYT bestsellers

A Bookish Affair

The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde, Hodder, 2001, 384 pages As a fan of Jane Eyre and, well, books in general, the premise of Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series has intrigued me for years. Imagine a fantasy world designed specifically for book-lovers. The first in the series, The Eyre Affair, follows the life of Thursday […]

A Curious Perspective

the curious incident of the dog in the night-time – Mark Haddon, Vintage, 2003, 240 pages Here’s a genuinely novel concept for a book: write a first-person narrative. Make the narrator a young boy with a behavioural disorder (think Asperger’s or Autism). Make it a mystery novel, about a bigger mystery than just the titular Dog, […]

The Age of Miracles: “Not Fear, but a Thrill”

The Age of Miracles – Karen Thompson Walker, Random House, 2012, 320 pages This book was a breeze to get through – the plot unravels so smoothly you could sit down to read it and be halfway through before you’ve even glanced up at the clock. At least that’s what I did. This coming of […]

Gaiman’s Graveyard

The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman, HarperCollins, 2008, 307 pages Finished June 12, 2012 You pick up this book. It’s about a baby whose entire family is murdered, though he survives by crawling to the safety of a graveyard where he is raised by its dead inhabitants. His childhood is spent roaming tombs and mausoleums, […]