Book Review – Cat and Mouse by Gunter Grass

Cat and Mouse is the book Gunter Grass wrote immediately after The Tin Drum and shares this book’s setting of Danzig during WWII. The narrator is a boy / youth / young man called Pilenz who is besotted with the ‘hero’ of the book Joachim Mahlke, who has a prominent Adam’s Apple and a prominentContinue reading “Book Review – Cat and Mouse by Gunter Grass”

Book Review – Day of the Triffids

This is the classic catastrophe novel of the 20th Century and I appreciate the ending where there seems to be little room for optimism for the human race. There’s no cavalry coming to the rescue here, everyone on Earth is either dead, blind, or going back to basics for the rest of their lives. It’sContinue reading “Book Review – Day of the Triffids”

Book Review – Old World Landowners

Afanasy Ivanovich and Pulkheria Ivanovich are the old world landowners of the title living in the Russian countryside. The narrator describes their existence as he saw it when he was their guest. This is a wonderful story and provides the reader with an opportunity to experience Russian peasant life in the 1800s. The book describesContinue reading “Book Review – Old World Landowners”

Book Review – Day of the Triffids

This is the classic catastrophe novel of the 20th Century and I appreciate the ending where there seems to be little room for optimism for the human race. There’s no cavalry coming to the rescue here, everyone on Earth is either dead, blind, or going back to basics for the rest of their lives. It’sContinue reading “Book Review – Day of the Triffids”

Book Review – Old World Landowners

Afanasy Ivanovich and Pulkheria Ivanovich are the old world landowners of the title living in the Russian countryside. The narrator describes their existence as he saw it when he was their guest. This is a wonderful story and provides the reader with an opportunity to experience Russian peasant life in the 1800s. The book describesContinue reading “Book Review – Old World Landowners”

Book Review – The Overcoat – Nikolai Gogol

Acacky Acackyevich has a worn out coat that can’t be saved by his local tailor, so Acacky scrimps and saves to purchase a new overcoat. Everyone admires his coat and he even goes to a party in an upscale part of St Petersburg and leaves his coat on a rack while he enjoys himself, thoughContinue reading “Book Review – The Overcoat – Nikolai Gogol”

She’s Coming For You

She’d loved animals her whole life. When her friends expressed their sadness that no one was hunting the hunters of animals, she decided to rectify the situation. She was the ideal candidate. In her normal job, as a soldier behind enemy lines, she’d killed animal abusers when given the chance and the animals were given some respite from their ordeals.Continue reading “She’s Coming For You”

Book Review – The Overcoat – Nikolai Gogol

Acacky Acackyevich has a worn out coat that can’t be saved by his local tailor, so Acacky scrimps and saves to purchase a new overcoat. Everyone admires his coat and he even goes to a party in an upscale part of St Petersburg and leaves his coat on a rack while he enjoys himself, thoughContinue reading “Book Review – The Overcoat – Nikolai Gogol”