Archive for the ‘Lloyd Jones’ Category

Set in Papua New Guinea, in the 1990s, this book is narrated by Matilda, an adolescent, who witnesses the horrors of civil war first hand. The book opens with many people fleeing the island, and it being lost to the outside world, as the ‘redskins’ (the government soldies) and the ‘rambos’ (rebels) advances. One white […]

Have you ever read a book, which fills you with guilt, because you haven’t really enjoyed it? For me, this book is Lloyd Jones’ The Book of Fame. I almost feel guilty about picking it up, because, when the book was being written, the author didn’t have a reader like me in mind. This is […]