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The King's Speech

With the abdication of Edward VIII, George VI became King. He was a shy person and possessed of a speech impediment, he sought help in a number of places but without satisfaction. Even before he was King,...

Home

In Home,Toni Morrison explores her usual themes of racism, discrimination and violence towards women, and child abuse.  While the novel is largely disturbingly dark, Morrison ends the novel with...

Paradise

Toni Morrison uses her mastery of powerful imagery to create a story in which she defines her own morality.  She rightly disagrees with the dominance of men over women, but then goes on to redefine many...

The Ask and The Answer (Chaos walking 2)

Book two of the Chaos Walking trilogy. It is not easy to do a synopsis without going through the previous book. The protagonists, Todd and Viola, will have to face their enemies separately. A new resistance...

The Craftsman

A female police inspector attends the funeral of a convicted murderer she arrested thirty years earlier. She remembers the circumstances of his arrest as she tells her teenage son. Not only is it a police...

Revolutionary Road

The writer, Richard Yates (Yonkers, 1926 - Birmingham, 1992) was a forgotten author when he died, perhaps because he went against the literary standards of the early 1960s. His life was problematic (2...

China Rich Girlfriend

A sequel to his previous book, Crazy Rich Asians. We follow the lives of several different characters, from the very rich families of Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China, each one fabulously...