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BROTW: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

BROTW: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Do you remember how deep and raw everything used to be in high school? Nobody understood, everything was serious and life seemed pretty bleak. No, I wasn’t an existentialist. I was just your average kid listening to Wonderwall on repeat and secretly reveling in life’s little twists and turns. I credit the 90’s for the shift…

BROTW: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

BROTW: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

No clever missed connection this week for the book reviews – what you see is what you get. Mostly because the novel is the original revenge soap-opera of your binge-watching dreams so there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. I particularly recommended Wuthering Heights if you find Jane Austen too warm and fuzzy. No? Just me?…

BROTW: The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

BROTW: The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

Since this seems like the week where it’s all about nicking things from that all important bloke in your life, I decided to review a book I discovered in  MTM’s collection and that I enjoyed far more than I ever thought I would. I confess that I thoroughly enjoy supernatural fiction. It started with Anne…

BROTW: Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

BROTW: Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Disclaimer: I’m continuing this week’s Mother Day tradition by reviewing one of my mum’s all-time favorite novels.  I want to take a moment and discuss the controversy surrounding this novel i.e. the fact that it romanticizes slavery and the Old South. While the white, rich, plantation owner perspective was problematic at the time of publishing (1936) and…

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