One-Minute Book Reviews

  • The Retreat

    January 26, 2020 by

    One-Minute Book Review Tone Creepy, yet skeptical. Writing Style Straightforward, simple. Gets the point across without embellishment. Setting A writer’s retreat in Wales. Main Characters Lucas: A writer basking in recent success, grieving the loss of his girlfriend and suffering from writer’s block. Tenacious, practical, knight-in-shining-armor. Julia: Illustrator and mother, grieving the loss of her… Read more

  • The Summer Country

    January 11, 2020 by

    One-Minute Book Review Tone Sappy. Romantic. Dramatic. Writing Style Sloppy. Setting Colonial Barbados, both before and after the emancipation of slavery. Main Characters Mary Anne: Slave owner. Selfish and cruel, but a woman far ahead of her time. Emily: Champion against slavery. Kind and practical, and also a woman far ahead of time. Jenny: Slave,… Read more

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