Category Archives: Novella

The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 150 pages, 2008 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: I plan to shamelessly spend the month of December surrounded by holiday special after holiday special, so I thought I better squeeze in a little reading in the same spirit. Synopsis: The Paper Bag Christmas is the story of a different kind of […]

Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 364 pages, 2008 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I love reading books set in India and Africa and this met the latter requirement. Synopsis: In this collection of five short stories (though I’d make the argument that two of them approach novella length), each story focuses on children in a different […]

Treasure Hunting by JB McDonald

Reviewed by L.D.Y. E-book, 81 pages, 2008 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Sometimes a girl just needs a romance story. And let’s face it, that cover and any site named Book Brothel just belong together. Synopsis: Meg is hunting through the jungles of South America looking for ancient runes and treasures when one of her […]

Nora Jane by Ellen Gilchrist

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 448 pages, 2005 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I was browsing around and noticed that Gilchrist and a friend of mine share a hometown in Arkansas. Being the reasonable sort, I’m happy to look at silly coincidences as a good reason to read a book. Synopsis: Nora Jane is a grouping […]

The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Mass market, 127 pages, 1952 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: Even though Hemingway is considered by many to be a ‘man’s man’ type of a writer, I love everything I’ve read by him, especially my all-time favourite short story, ‘Hills Like White Elephants.’ Synopsis: An old fisherman, on an eighty-four day streak […]