Category: Historical Fiction

Review: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

I’ve read three books by David Mitchell and he hasn’t disappointed me yet.  Even better, the three books are completely different — Cloud Atlas spans many different time periods and characters, from prehistoric to future, Black Swan Green is about teens in 1980s England, and Thousand Autumns is a historical novel about Dutch trade in…

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Normally, if I don’t understand a book I’m not going to enjoy it.  I also don’t like writing that’s weird for the sake of being weird.  Slaughterhouse Five was different.  It’s funny and strange and tragic and an easy read, all at the same time. Slaughterhouse Five is at first told from the point of…