Book review: Half a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2006

“Red was the blood of the siblings massacred in the North, black was for mourning them, green was for the prosperity Biafra would have, and, finally, the half of a yellow sun stood for thoe glorious future.” Ngozi Adichie’s ftirst novel, Purple Hibiscus, took as its focus a very personal, i0ntimate look at a troubledContinue reading “Book review: Half a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2006”

Book Review: Adolf Hitler, my part in his downfall, by Spike Milligan, 1971

If this blog is anything, it is at heart a reading diary, a record of the books I read and my thoughts about them. What I read is not always going to be improving or classic literature – far from it – and it follows that from time to time I will review books thatContinue reading “Book Review: Adolf Hitler, my part in his downfall, by Spike Milligan, 1971”

Book review: A Town Like Alice, by Nevil Shute, 1950

In the early 1950’s the world was full of survivors. Everyone had their own story about the second world war. Many people just wanted to get on with their lives. The UK was being rebuilt and a very different world was emerging. Some people didn’t like the direction the UK was going and decide toContinue reading “Book review: A Town Like Alice, by Nevil Shute, 1950”