Book Review for “Giovanni's Room” by James Baldwin. Summary: “When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend’s return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to the truth, David pretends the liaison never happened – while Giovanni’s life descends into tragedy. United … Continue reading #CCSpin 29 Review – Windows into Souls.
Our lucky winning number for the 29th Classics Club Spin is... That means I will be reading... Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin. According to Goodreads... "When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend's return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to … Continue reading The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #29 pick for TCL!
Why I can't write a Book Review for “The Last and the First” by Nina Berberova, translated by Marian Schwartz. Summary: "On a crisp September morning, trouble comes to the Gorbatovs' farm. Having fled the ruins of the Russian Revolution, they have endured crushing labour to set up a small farm in Provence. For young … Continue reading TCL’s #DNF Friday #10 – Migratory Muddle.
Book Review for “Five Windows” by D. E. Stevenson. Summary: "“Life is like looking out of a lot of different windows.” So says Malcolm, shepherd and boyhood friend of David Kirk, and the words linger in David’s mind as he reflects on his life so far. He recalls the window of his parents’ home in … Continue reading The Inward Eye – Another #CCDare Love is in the Air.
Book Review for “The Fair Miss Fortune” by D.E. Stevenson. Summary: "The village of Dingleford is all aquiver with the arrival of lovely young Miss Fortune with plans to open a tea house. Captain Charles Weatherby, just back from India, has "no use for bright little creatures no matter how long their eyelashes might be," … Continue reading Double Miss Trouble!
From “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton author to “The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances” by Ellen Cooney. This is a monthly link-up hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain. … Continue reading TCL’s #6Degrees of Separation for December 4, 2021.
Book Review for “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton. Summary: "The classic novel of despair, forbidden emotions, and sexual undercurrents set against the austere New England countryside. Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious and hypochondriac wife, Zeena. But when Zeena's vivacious cousin enters their household … Continue reading TCL’s #NovNov 4 – Classic Wharton.
Book Review for “The Lady in the Lake” by Raymond Chandler. Summary: "A couple of missing wives—one a rich man's and one a poor man's—become the objects of Marlowe's investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be dead. Marlowe's not sure he cares about … Continue reading TCL’s #CCSpin 28 Review – Doubled and Troubled.
Our lucky winning number for the 28th Classics Club Spin is... That means I will be reading... The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler. According to Goodreads... this is the 4th in Chandler's Philip Marlow series where... "A couple of missing wives—one a rich man's and one a poor man's—become the objects of Marlowe's … Continue reading The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #28 pick for TCL!
Book Review for “The Invisible Host” by Gwen Bristow and Bruce Manning. Summary: "New Orleans, 1930. Eight guests are invited to a party at a luxurious penthouse apartment, yet on arrival it turns out that no one knows who their mysterious host actually is. The latter does not openly appear, but instead communicates with the … Continue reading … and then there were…