Fatherland by Robert Harris [A Review]

Fatherland was Robert Harris’ bestselling debut. The interest in it is perfectly understandable; it promises an intriguing combination of a murder mystery in the fascinating setting of post-War Berlin – where Germany has won the war. A body has washed up on a riverbank near Berlin, Germany. It is soon identified as Josef Bühler, a…

The Ghost by Robert Harris [A Review]

The narrator of Robert Harris’ The Ghost is a ghost-writer of celebrity autobiographies whose agent approaches him with an unexpected offer. A former British Prime Minister, Adam Lang, is in need of a writer for his memoirs. The previous writer, a former aide to the PM, has died suddenly in an accident and with the…

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak [A Review]

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak has been praised for being an innovative experimental novel. I’m not so sure. But its popularity, an upcoming film adaptation and the intriguing quality of using Death as a narrator was enough to see this book jump ahead in my reading queue. While you should not necessarily buy the…

The Millennium Series by Stieg Larsson [A Review]

Stieg Larsson’s immensely popular Millennium Series offers readers an entertaining diversion but is not without its flaws. *This review contains spoilers* In the past I have been very fortunate in choosing books to travel with. Without much thought or planning I have been able to accompany my vacation with a book that gave me what…