Whichbook Blog

Keep up to date with Whichbook news and check out our weekly 'Whichbook of the week'

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile

Imbecile definition: a person who behaves in an extremely stupid way. By no means can Mary Ann be described as such. She is a strong child and a level-headed, caring and self-educated young woman. With no punctuation and an open verse, it is, initially, a difficult read. Do persevere. The more I read, the more fluid it became and I kind of 'found my feet'. Challenging read - yes. Interesting story - yes. A different time, a different life - yes.

More details | Tagged: Whichbook of the week

Number One Chinese Restaurant

There is plenty to savour in this captivating family saga. Insurance scams, arson, a menacing fixer ‘uncle', sibling rivalry and star-crossed lovers are just some of the plot ingredients simmering behind the scenes of a Chinese restaurant, with all the usual kitchen histrionics and melodramas. The sensual imagery is so vivid that you can smell the spicy aromas and taste the food being prepared – especially if you love Chinese cuisine, as I do!

More details | Tagged: Whichbook of the week