Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Parker Pyne Investigates [#books #review]

by Agatha Christie


For thirty-five years of my life I have been engaged in the compiling of statistics in a government office. Now I have retired, and it has occurred to me to use the experience I have gained in a novel fashion. It is all so simple. Unhappiness can be classified under five main heads - no more, I assure you. Once you know the cause of a malady, the remedy should not be impossible.
Parker Pyne

Sunday, 2 February 2020

The Stars Like Dust [#books #review]

by Isaac Asimov

Galactic Empire
Robots And Empire
The Currents of Space


The bedroom murmured to itself gently. It was almost below the limits of hearing - an irregular little sound, yet quite unmistakable, and quite deadly.
[incipit]

Saturday, 25 January 2020

The God of Small Things [#books #review]

by Arundhati Roy


He folded his fear into a perfect rose. He held it out in the palm of his hand. She took it from him and put it in her hair.
(Pagina 355)

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls [#books #review]

by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

Rebel Girls
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2


There was a time when girls could not be whatever they wanted, but that time is gone.
(Page 70)

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Quidditch Through the Ages [#books #review]

by Kennilworthy Whisp

Harry Potter


Quidditch Through the Ages is one of the most popular titles in the Hogwarts school library. Madam Price, our librarian, tells me that it's 'pawed about, dribbled on and generally maltreated' nearly every day - a high complimenti for any book.
Dumbledore in the foreword

Parker Pyne Investigates [#books #review]

by Agatha Christie Rating: 6.5 /10 For thirty-five years of my life I have been engaged in the compiling of statistics in a governm...