Category Archives: Magical Realism

Rain Village by Carolyn Turgeon

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 328 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I read the first few pages, and had to find out what fate lay in store for a young girl forced to hang from a curtain rod by a mother who believed it would make her taller. Synopsis: Tessa’s life doesn’t hold much […]

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 216 pages, 1990 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: Here it is, my yearly treat/rationing of a Salman Rushdie book. I want to give myself as long a time as possible for my reading speed to catch up to his writing speed, because the thought of not having a new Rushdie book […]

Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 180 pages, 1998 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I had to get my hands on the book that Tim Burton would be making into a movie. Synopsis: Faced with the impending death of his father, William explores the larger-than-life tales his father has spun for his entire life, from his unusual […]