The Plot Against America

I had started Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America with high expectations. I really wanted to like this book, but I couldn’t. Maybe partly because this is a very personal story for the author, almost an alternate autobiography where I expected to find a more global and engaging story line. The novel tells the “What-If” alternate history, when in beginning […]

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Small Island, Big Differences

I gave 4 starts to Andrea Levy’s Small Island on Goodreads. This is a pretty good book, seem to have won a few awards. Levy writes excellent dialogue and expertly places interesting characters in a well built Britain setting. The novel focuses on 3 main characters, Gilbert and Hortense, who are a Jamaican couple, and Queenie, their English landlady. Hortense […]

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