Friday, July 20, 2012


A couple of books I picked up after a long time perusing the shelves at Dymocks yesterday. Let me give you the blurb on both:

You Deserve Nothing - Alexander MaksikSet in Paris, at an international high school catering to the sons and daughters of wealthy, influential families, You Deserve Nothing is a gripping story of power, idealism, and morality. In Maksik’s stylish prose, Paris is sensual, dazzling and dangerously seductive. It serves as a fitting backdrop for a dramatic tale about the tension between desire and action, and about the complex 
relationship that exists between our public and private selves.
* I inhaled this one yesterday evening and enjoyed every minute of it. Each chapter delves into different characters private world and the story seamlessly evolves, absorbing you in the beauty of Paris all the while exploring challenging moral questions. It's a beautifully written, brilliant story.

In the Kingdom of Men - Kim Barnes Here is the first thing you need to know about me: I’m a barefoot girl from red-dirt Oklahoma, and all the marble floors in the world will never change that. Here is the second thing: that young woman they pulled from the Arabian shore, her hair tangled with mangrove—my husband didn’t kill her, not the way they say he did.
* Hooked? I am. I'm going to start this one today - I think I'm going to find it very difficult to put it down.

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