• 19th century,  20th century,  Best Books,  General Fiction,  Theatre

    Best Books – 2010

    2010 has been a great reading year. From compulsory readings at Uni to best-sellers to chillax, I’ve enjoyed every single page of every new book that has fallen into my hands. Here are the best ones: Prose & Fiction: The Constant Gardener (John LeCarrĂ©) – It has everything: crimes, love, social criticism and a wonderful setting: Kenia. The Awakening (Kate Chopin) – The story of a woman who rebells against society in the early 20th century. The Help (Kathryn Stockett) – Life in the 1960’s was easy, if you were not African-American or a Southern Belle in Jacksonville. This is the story of those women. The Woman in Black (Susan…

  • 21st Century,  General Fiction,  Southern

    The Help by Kathryn Stockett

    I got a bookmarker announcing this book quite a while ago, but the title was in Spanish and it was not really appealing (something like Maids and Ladies) and the cover did not help (a dish full of cookies). But after some research I came across the following cover and the original tittle and I could not help but feel instantely attracted to the book. 4/5 Set in the 1950’s  Jackson, Mississippi, The Help deals with the lives of three very different women (Aibileen, Minny, and Skeeter ) at a time when changes were threatening the “old values” people thought, ruled the world. However, Jackson does not seem able to…