Elif Shafak and Three Daughters of Eve

“Why roots were rated so highly compared with branches or leaves, Peri had never understood. Trees had multiple shoots and filaments extending in every direction, under and above the ancient soils of the earth. If even roots refused to stay put, why expect the impossible from human beings?” - Elif Shafak Rather than this being … Continue reading Elif Shafak and Three Daughters of Eve

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Sleeping Beauties – Should You Read It?

I have mixed feelings about Sleeping Beauties. While I appreciate Stephen and Owen calling all women beautiful, it wasn't the kind of book I expected from the Master of Horror and his spawn. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the many issues of modern-day society that they highlighted sometimes subtly, sometimes less so. In general, … Continue reading Sleeping Beauties – Should You Read It?

Stephen King & Richard Chizmar – Gwendy’s Button Box

First published: May 16 2017 • 175 Pages • Gwendy's Button Box is Stephen King's most recent novella, written together with Richard Chizmar, and it is set in the little town of Castle Rock, Maine. Little Gwendy entertains herself in the summer of 1974 by climbing the stairs up to Castle View, ominously called the "Suicide Stairs", which … Continue reading Stephen King & Richard Chizmar – Gwendy’s Button Box