Book Reviews

Review: How Far She’s Come

By on June 16, 2018

I received a copy of How Far She’s Come from William Morrow publishing company through TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

First of all, let me say,…

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Holly Brown
William Morrow
May 22, 2018

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Book vs. Movie: Murder on the Orient Express

By on June 10, 2018

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When the trailer for Murder on the Orient Express emerged in 2017, I knew I was going to be all over it. The boyfriend and I scheduled a “movie day”…

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Hercule Poirot
Agatha Christie
HarperCollins Publishers

What more can a mystery addict desire than a much-loathed murder victim found aboard the luxurious Orient Express with multiple stab wounds, thirteen likely suspects, an incomparably brilliant detective in Hercule Poirot, and the most ingenious crime ever conceived?

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Review: It Takes Death to Reach a Star

By on June 8, 2018

I received a copy of It Takes Death to Reach a Star from Vesuvian Books in exchange for an honest review. TLC Book tours sent me a fabulous one…

It Takes Death to Reach a Star
Stu Jones, Gareth Worthington
Vesuvian Books
May 22, 2018

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Book vs. Movie: The Circle

By on June 3, 2018

I picked up The Circle by Dave Eggers at the end of 2017, because I really wanted to see the movie. I have this rule that I won’t watch…

The Circle
Dave Eggers
Dystopian Science Fiction
October 8, 2013

When Mae is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Run out of a sprawling California campus, the Circle links users' personal emails, social media, and finances with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of transparency. Mae can't believe her great fortune to work for them - even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public...

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Book vs. Netflix: Alias Grace

By on May 27, 2018

As the sole Canadian reviewer of LQ, I believe it is my privilege, nay, my DUTY, to talk about my homegirl Margaret Atwood. Maggie*, as you may know her,…

Alias Grace
Margaret Atwood
Historical Fiction
Doubleday Nan A. Talese
December 1996

It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders.

An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories?

Captivating and disturbing, Alias Grace showcases best-selling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.