The Gift of Pain

Usually when we think of a gift, we think of something pleasant, like a bunch of flowers, a box of chocolates or a book voucher. I doubt that any one of us would consider pain to be a gift. The niggling pain in the middle of my back can be annoying sometimes. The blinding pain … Continue reading The Gift of Pain

The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

In any jungle, what is the rarest of animals - the creature that comes along only once in a generation? I thought about it and said: The white tiger. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga was first published in 2008 and won the Man Booker Prize for that year. Narrated by Balram, it is funny … Continue reading The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

#BookSnapSunday – The God of Small Things

This week I’m borrowing an idea from Sharon from Gum Trees and Galaxies, who used the beautiful pond at Laurel Bank Park for her snap of Claude Monet's Mad Enchantment a few weeks ago. The floating water lilies and reeds was the perfect backdrop for Arundhati Roy’s debut novel, The God of Small Things, which was awarded … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The God of Small Things