Review on ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ by Khaled Hosseini

If you’ve read my other reviews you’ll know that I love Hosseini’s work. I discovered this book after reading ‘The Kite Runner’ and ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’. I virtually read it straight after reading ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ and although it’s another heartbreaking and well-written text I was left somewhat disappointed. I’m not sure ifContinue reading “Review on ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ by Khaled Hosseini”

Gin and tonic fish and chips with a chilli and cucumber jam

Ingredients (serves four) Four fillets of cod (skinless works best) 250g plain flour 50 ml of gin 250 ml of tonic (you can use 300ml of cider or beer if you don’t want to use gin and tonic) Vegetable oil for frying chips (to serve/these are optional) 400g caster sugar 2 chillis Half a cucumberContinue reading “Gin and tonic fish and chips with a chilli and cucumber jam”

Review on ‘Into the Water’ by Paula Hawkins

Most people may know Paula Hawkins from her novel ‘Girl on the Train’, which is an absolutely amazing book, but I think that ‘Into the Water’ is equally as mysterious and exciting to read. I had to buy this novel as soon as it came out, after reading ‘Girl on the Train’! It’s a similarContinue reading “Review on ‘Into the Water’ by Paula Hawkins”

Review on ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ by Khalid Hosseini

If you’ve read my ‘about me’ page, you’ll know that this book is my favourite! I’d been meaning to read this ever since I studied Khalid Hosseini’s ‘The Kite Runner’ for A Level English but I never got the chance until I’d finished my studies at University. I’d already really enjoyed reading ‘The Kite Runner’Continue reading “Review on ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ by Khalid Hosseini”

Review on ‘Dark Places’ by Gillian Flynn

To be honest, I came across this book on accident after searching online for some recommended crime fiction novels and it definitely did not disappoint! After hearing some good reviews about the authors work (and after watching the film adaptation of Gone Girl) I had really high hopes for this text and they were definitelyContinue reading “Review on ‘Dark Places’ by Gillian Flynn”

Review on ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini

If you’ve read my review of ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ you’ll know that I find Hosseini’s work both powerful and heartbreaking. ‘The Kite Runner’ certainly fits that description too! As suggested in my previous review, Khaled Hosseini uses his work to portray the history of Afghanistan and explores the traditions and cultures that make theContinue reading “Review on ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini”