Review: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

I enjoyed this. It was a quick read which felt quite light even though it touches on some pretty tough themes. The novel is about Taylor, a Kentucky girl who leaves her home town to escape a dead end future and make her own life. She buys an old car and decides to set down roots wherever the car breaks down.  She never could have … Continue reading Review: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver

I’ve been meaning to read Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver since it was shortlisted for the Orange prize this year and I finally managed to get round to reading it when I took a copy on holiday with me. I was very impressed by the novel. I thought it was intelligent, thoughtful and Kingsolver explores issues like the environment, class and relationships in a way which really … Continue reading Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver

Discovering short stories

I don’t often choose to read a collection of short stories as I usually prefer a novel. I’ve always felt that you can’t develop the same connection with the characters because, just as you’ve formed your opinion of the characters, the story has ended and you move on to the next one with a new set of characters or a completely different setting. I think sometimes … Continue reading Discovering short stories