Six Degrees of Separation: Saturday 7th February 2015
This month we are starting with A M Holmes’ This Book Will Save Your Life. I can honestly say I have never heard about this book before! However, I have since discovered it was a Richard and Judy pick…
…in the same season that was The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robinson. I read this for a book group and loved it.
Another memorable read from this book group was Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. I am really glad I discovered this book! The characters in this book had such unusual names…
…and if we’re speaking of names, in James Ellroy’s Perfidia I felt there were too many names, particularly in the police squad. Who was that? Is that the same person? Why is that name familiar? Was he the one who- ? Perfidia is set in WW2 when Japanese citizens were put in internment camps.
The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford includes a lot of interesting detail about these internment camps.
My Beautiful Enemy by Cory Taylor is an Australian novel that is about a Japanese man in an Australian WW2 internment camp. I hope to read it this year.
The Lost Girls by Wendy James is also at the top of my TBR pile for the Australian Women Writers Challenge.
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