Book Review: The Diving Pool by Yōko Ogawa

It's clear that I've found my new favourite author. This is the third book I've read by Yoko Ogawa and I've enjoyed everyone. Ogawa is a beautifully simplistic story teller and these three short stories are dark but certainly worth a read - 4 stars.

Book Review: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

"The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" is a powerful story that needs telling, even if the story of Bruno and his new friend is not realistic. The true events that lie in the plot are terrible and should not be forgotten so books like this are always worth a read. For me the book didn't pack as much emotion as the film, but I feel that if I had read this as a child, it would have spoken to me a lot more than it has now. It's 4 stars from me.

Book Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

"I Let You Go" seemed a promising read when I picked it up but this really wasn't for me. While it started well I started to lose interest somewhere in the middle and didn't care for any of the characters or what happened to them. I like thrillers to grip me throughout and keep me on my toes, but this one sadly couldn't, therefore it's 2 stars from me.

Book Review: Revenge by Yōko Ogawa

I'd recommended these short stories for someone looking to read something a little dark. Yōko Ogawa writes simply without over-complicating things to tell 11 stories of revenge. They may be odd or strange to some but I have really enjoyed spending a few days engrossed in these little stories and give "Revenge" 5 stars.