Book review: The Girl Who Reads on the Metro by Christine Feret-Fleury

Monday, November 11, 2019 Permalink

This quaint-looking small hardcover book isn’t the sort of book that would normally appeal. But it came as a surprise. Quite a delightful one in fact.

I wasn’t sure what to expect – after all, it’s a translation…. and they don’t always go well. You’re so dependent on an intermediary to offer up quality prose – but this translator (Ros Schwartz) did a great job. I’m almost intrigued if it was as eloquent in its original language.

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three-half-stars

Book review: The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana

Saturday, December 23, 2017 Permalink

I read a lot of books about kids going missing. In retrospect perhaps it was for the best that I didn’t have children myself, or I may have been paralysed with fear… worrying about all of the terrible things that could happen to them. Or perhaps I’d be adept at pocketing the stuff I read and watch into some place in my mind – recognising (for the most part) they’re only part of my fictional world.

This debut novel by Jenny Quintana centres around the disappearance of Gabriella and (in retrospect) the impact it has on her family and loved ones in the years that follow.

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three-half-stars