We don't want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn't. And it's... show more
We don't want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn't. And it's what happens afterward that is most important. Once you have read it, you'll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.
Publish date: February 16th 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 266
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
To say that the book blurb on this novel is misleading would probably be an understatement. I'm not entirely sure what the publishers were thinking, but "magic" this book is not. Intriguing? Certainly. Thought-provoking? Definitely. Magic? No. While the writing was lovely - and it was. There were ...
Little Bee was one of those books that had been on my radar, but I wasn't in a huge rush to read it. In fact, I wasn't sure if I wanted to read it. I'm not sure why I didn't want to read it. Or why I wanted to read it. I guess it was one of those books that you hear about, over and over again, but n...
This book kept me up for days after reading it.
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