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Aminatta Forna
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
Sierra Leone gained independence from British colonial rule in 1961, but, like so many other African countries, after enjoying a few brief initial years of peace and democracy, it was torn apart by dictatorial rule, military regimes, civil war and corruption in the decades that followed. As a resul...
Wandering through fiction
Wandering through fiction rated it 7 years ago
This made me really uncomfortable in parts - very graphic, nonromanticised sex scenes make for difficult reading especially when it's asentences dropped in with very little warning.Found the relationship between Elias and Safia v odd, and quite stalkerish.Just didn't suit the mood I was in while lis...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it 8 years ago
Abridged version of my review posted on Edith’s Miscellany on 06 September 2013 The scene of The Hired Man is the fictitious town of Gost, a quiet place on the outskirts of the town somewhere in the mountains of Croatia. It’s Summer 2007. When the first-person-narrator Duro Kolak returns from hunt...
To Read Is to Fly
To Read Is to Fly rated it 8 years ago
Duro Kolak is 46-years old. He lives a quiet, solitary life in Gost, a beautiful, isolated town in Croatia. His two dogs, Kos and Zeka, accompany him on his rambles through the fields and woods, looking for game for his supper. He occasionally ventures into town to buy bread, or to have a drink at t...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 10 years ago
This book has so much going for it. So much. So it's difficult to slap three stars on it and say “meh, it was okay.” Because it was more than okay, but it wasn't. And it was worth five stars, but it wasn't. What a confusing review.First off, let me say the second half of The Memory of Love is p...
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