Book Review: First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2012

‘First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers’ is the true story and autobiography of Loung Ung, who’s childhood ended abruptly when Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge seized power over Cambodia in april 1975. Loung Ung was just 5 years old at the time and living a worry free life in Cambodia’s capital Phnom [...]

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Book review: Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Posted on Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Esi Edugyan is a renowned Canadian author of Ghanaian descent. Her newest novel Half-Blood Blues was published earlier this year and has found itself on the short lists of many celebrated awards from the Man Booker Prize to the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and it walked away with one of Canada’s leading literary [...]

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Book review: Matterhorn, A Novel of the Vietnam War

Posted on Monday, May 10th, 2010

Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2010: Matterhorn is a marvel–a living, breathing book with Lieutenant Waino Mellas and the men of Bravo Company at its raw and battered heart. Karl Marlantes doesn’t introduce you to Vietnam in his brilliant war epic–he unceremoniously drops you into the jungle, disoriented and dripping with leeches, with [...]

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