Two mind-bending historical novels

Earlier this month I visited Prague with some friends, and I decided on the perfect book to read while there: HHhH by Laurent Binet, which deals with the Nazi occupation of the Czech Republic and which I had been wanting to re-read for a while. As usual, my reading plans didn’t work out and I didn’t actually manage to start reading it while we were away… but no matter, I’ve read it since coming back! Continue reading “Two mind-bending historical novels”

A Confusion of Princes – Garth Nix

This week, on a bit of a whim, I decided to re-read A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix. Garth Nix’s books had a huge influence on me when I was growing up – I started off with The Keys to the Kingdom series and moved on to the brilliant Old Kingdom series when I was old enough, along with his stand-alone novels. Looking back, they were hugely important to me in that they helped to form the foundation of my reading tastes and experience. Continue reading “A Confusion of Princes – Garth Nix”