Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid has divided many readers and reviewers. (For an interesting cross section of responses try My Booking Great Read, Michael @Knowledge Lost, Rachel @Pace Amore, Libri, and Kate @Books are my Favourite and Best).I was therefore prepared for the pared back, deceptively simple writing style that has kept many reviewers at an emotional distance.Curiously I embraced … Continue reading Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru by Madeline Gleeson

I have no idea how to adequately review Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru.Refugees, asylum seekers and offshore processing has polarised politics and opinion in Australia for several years now. A book like this, that attempts to provide an 'uncompromising' overview that 'gets behind the rumours and allegations to reveal what is known' … Continue reading Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru by Madeline Gleeson

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

I loved both The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns so my hopes were high for Hosseini's latest book.I wasn't disappointed. And the Mountains Echoed is a story of loss and abandonment.Loss of family, country, face, life, health, identity, home and memory are experienced by different characters at different times.This loss informs relationships, choices … Continue reading And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini