Wednesday, 3rd June 2020

This Month's Magazine

Book Reviews

Scarpette by Patricia Cornwell & Dreams from my fater by Barack Obama

Scarpetta Patricia Cornwell

Leaving behind her forensic pathology practice in South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta takes up an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured patient in a psychiatric ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Ooscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk? And the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard. He says his injuries were sustained in the course of a murder ...that he did not commit. Is Bane a criminally insane stalker who has fixed on Scarpetta? Or is his paranoid tale true, and it is he who is being spied on, followed and stalked by the actual killer? The only thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered? And that more violent deaths will follow...


Dreams from my father Barack Obama

‘A man with a phenomenal life story.’
Before Barack became a politician he was, among other things, a writer. “Dreams from my Father” is his masterpiece: a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking the big questions about identity and belonging. The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Oobama recounts an emotional odyssey. He retraces the migration of his mother’s family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. ‘Whatever else people may expect from a politician, it’s not usually a beautifully written personal memoir steeped in honesty.

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