Louise Penny

A Fatal Grace got me thinking about life, death, and signs of life. If you read Still Life, then you know the delight of picking up a Louise Penny novel, and you’ll feel right at home going back to the quaint town of Three Pines. (Note: Though it’s not necessary to read all of …

Louise Penny

The writing in Still Life is the kind of writing that makes you want to write. That’s what my friend who is an avid reader told me and it made me pick up “Still Life,” which is a decision that I do not regret. The author that so inspires my reader friend is Louise …

Life of Pi

The Life of Pi is a book that will make you question life, death, and your very existence. The Life of Pi Plot (No Spoilers) It takes an act of courage to write a book in which the vast majority is written with the character floating alone and lost at sea with nobody to speak …

The French Lieutenant’s Woman will have you bargaining with God. You see, the narrator views himself as God (“the novelist is still a God since he creates”) and, therefore, he hovers above the storyline and pops in – as a perfect un-God-like character – and out of the plot at will, even inserting himself …

The Last Romantics

Depression, family bonds, sex, nothing is off-limits in this refreshingly honest novel. The Plot of The Last Romantics (no spoilers) Tara Conklin’s novel The Last Romantics is so honest at times that it hurts. A poet sits down in front of an audience at a book reading and remembers her life. Recalling family drama, let …