David is a young American who has gone to Paris, while he awaits the return of his fiancee. There he meets the love of his life, who turns out to be another man. However, the course of their relationship is not smooth in a homophobic world. And David will make a decision that will determine … Continue reading Giovanni’s Room
Tsukuru has always felt less than his friends, less deserving of his place in their close-knit friendship circle- unlike his friends, his name is colourless, and he sees this reflected in his lack of personality. However, one day his friends suddenly cut contact with him and never speak to him again. 16 years later, Tsukuru begins … Continue reading Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2B5Ck8mCXL.jpg I have to admit, the book doesn't exactly draw you in at first. But as I got past the first few chapters I really began to enjoy the book. The book if full of happy and sad moments, and it deals with themes of: gender identity, coming out, bullying, poverty, family and friendship. I … Continue reading Review: The Art of Being Normal, Lisa Williamson
"Holding Up the Universe" does not stand out as a particularly good or bad novel. The two main characters grow and become more accepting of themselves by the end of the novel. However Jack's repeated use of "broken" to describe himself as someone affected by prosopagnosia is unnecessary and out of place. Although it's interesting … Continue reading Review: Holding Up the Universe
A simple and enjoyable, yet challenging and thought-provoking novel on growing up in an evangelical Church community and discovering one's true self. Winterson weaves complex ideas and heavy emotions into a simple yet at times fragmentary and experimental novel. Jeanette was adopted as young age, and poised like Christ to save the world through her … Continue reading Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
As I child I wished I could connect something to my head and beam my imagination onto paper. Unfortunately (fortunately!), there have been no such easy inventions. Writing is a hard task. How many times have I sat there quivering in front of that imposing, white screen? How many times have I tried to sit … Continue reading Writing is Scary.