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It is 1976 and Dana and her husband have just moved into a new home. They’ve only been married four […]
Posted on 18 April 2014 | By Fence | 2 responses
In pre-Civil War New York Solomon Northup lives a good life with his family and two children. He is a […]
Posted on 18 January 2014 | By Fence
Lena Grove is looking for her man. The father of her unborn child. He told her that he’d go ahead, […]
Posted on 24 August 2013 | By Fence
In the early 1900s New York’s subway was in the process of being excavated. Working as sandhog was decent enough […]
Posted on 25 July 2013 | By Fence
Read for the Not just for Stormtroopers sci-fi challenge It is the 1950s, and a devastating virus is sweeping Asia. […]
Posted on 8 March 2012 | By Fence | 2 responses
It is the year 2036 and the world is in ruins. The United States of America, in particular, is one […]
Posted on 3 August 2011 | By Fence | 4 responses
9781848875258 #1 in the Chung Kuoseries A thin layer of mist wreathed the meadows all the way to reeds that […]
Posted on 10 April 2011 | By Fence | 3 responses
James Reece is trying hard to become a secret agent while working at the American Embassy in Paris. He is smart, and plays chess. And he is in love with a beautiful French woman, who has just asked him to marry her, and now his dream is coming true, he is taking action in the fight against drugs and terrorism, because he has been assigned to Charlie Wax, an “unorthodox” agent who may not play by the rules but gets things done.
Before I go any further I will say one thing: Do NOT watch this film.
Posted on 19 August 2010 | By Fence | 3 responses
“Oh, come on, Jude. My feet are killing me,” Morgan moaned.
This continues pretty much where Noughts & Crosses finished up. If you haven’t read that one you really have no business reading this book. It won’t make a lot of sense to you, not to mention you’ll know how the first book ends, and you won’t know the characters at all. Have I convinced you to go read the first yet? Good, off you go.
Now, if you thought that Noughts & Crosses was depressing and dark, I’m guessing that you’ll feel this one is simply a black-hole of despair. Where is the hope? Where is the faintest of bright endings? Cause, wow, darkness is all around.
Spoilers for book one follow
Posted on 30 June 2010 | By Fence | 2 responses
I wriggled my toes, enjoying the feel of the warm sand trickling like fine baby powder between them.
Callum and Sephy have grown up together, best friends, and now in their teens maybe their friendship is developing into something more. But there is a problem, Callum is a Nought, and Sephy is a Cross, and the two don’t mix, not in this world. But there are moves towards progress and integration, or at least hopes of that in the future; for the first time noughts will be allowed into Sephy’s school, and Callum is one of the four that managed to pass the entrance exams. He will be allowed in, but he knows that it will be difficult, Sephy is more innocent. She’s just glad they’ll be able to spend more time together. Neither knows just how hard it is going to be, and all that is before the bomb goes off.
Posted on 28 June 2010 | By Fence | 2 responses
Mae Mobley was born on a early Sunday morning in August, 1960.
The Help of the title refers to the black women domestics who worked all other the southern states, the maids and cleaners who went into the homes of “polite” society and looked after children, cleaned house, cooked, and generally looked after everyone before returning to their own homes to do the same there. Specifically this is about two maids, Aibileen and Minny, who agree to tell the story of their lives to Miss Skeeter, a white woman in her twenties who wants to be a writer.