Buried Under Books

Category: Contemporary fiction

REVIEW: ‘The Last Anniversary’ by Liane Moriarty

One abandoned baby. Two sisters with a secret. The ‘Munro Baby Mystery’ has been a wonderful money spinner for the Doughty sisters for over 70 years, but when family matriarch Connie Doughty dies, her younger sister Rose begins to wonder whether it’s time to tell the truth… What’s it about? Once upon a time, two […]

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REVIEW: ‘Eligible’ by Curtis Sittenfeld

‘Pride and Prejudice’ meets ‘Sex and the City’. Here’s the short version: if you love P&P, you’ll be fascinated (and possibly outraged) by some of the modern adaptations Sittenfeld has introduced. If you like chick-lit, you’ll likely enjoy this regardless of your knowledge – or lack of knowledge! – of the inspirational text. What’s it […]

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REVIEW: ‘337’ by M. Jonathan Lee

Some events cause ripples. Other events shape lives. When Samuel Darte’s mother disappears one morning, his life doesn’t alter course slightly, it derails and becomes stuck. Stunned by the suddenness of it all, Samuel is disbelieving, determined to uncover the truth at the cost of his own life, which remains immured in a past he […]

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REVIEW: ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ by Mohsin Hamid

What makes a fundamentalist? We all know the answer to this one, right? Indoctrination. Individuals and groups taking ancient, religious texts literally. Basically, a combination of a vulnerable / gullible or angry person and another person or group of people promoting an aggressive ideology. So, all we have to do to prevent the spread of […]

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REVIEW: ‘My Sister the Serial Killer’ by Oyinkan Braithwaite

What would you do to protect your sister? Would you be prepared to lie? If so, who to? The rest of your family? The police? How about the family of the boyfriend they killed? And is there anything that might make you reconsider those lies? Korede is about to find out… What’s it about? ‘Perhaps […]

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REVIEW: ‘The Sea Sisters’ by Lucy Clarke

Sisters. Love them or hate them, it’s awful to lose them. Lucy Clarke’s debut novel explores the tensions between one set of sisters in a dramatic novel that roams from Cornwall to California, to Maui and Australia, then finally to Bali. Can following Mia’s footsteps help Katie understand what happened to her sister? What’s it […]

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