Thursday, May 6, 2010

Color Me Brown Links

Every week you will find Color Me Brown Links. Happy to be home and happy to be bringing you links to great books. Hope you check these out. If you read a review of book you think is slipping under the radar, drop me an email.

First up is The World Unseen by Shamim Sarif. Niranjana at Brown Paper always has great reviews of very interesting books. I confess, I might cheat and look for the movie first on this one.
A queer brown mixed-race woman in apartheid-era South Africa befriends an oppressed Indian housewife.

Yes, no cause is left unturned in Shamim Sarif’s The World Unseen. But Sarif has a lightness of touch that has the story chugging along briskly;

Next is Monkfish Moon: short stories. Review by Mrs. Burns at Gig Harbor High School. New blog for me. Will be going back for more.
All of the stories deal with the conflict between the peaceful beauty of the place juxtaposed with the reality of the warring factions in the country.

Last is The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin. The author is no stranger here. Mary at Beach Reading is a new blogger for me. Another place I plan to visit again as well.
This book was amazing in so many ways. I'll start with the cover. It exudes the anger and power of Yeine, and the palace of Sky is beautifully portrayed. I also appreciate that it shows Yeine's dark skin is shown on the cover.

The story is perfectly convoluted and complex, with a number of surprises throughout the book. I tend the figure out stories quickly, and this one definitely had surprises for me all of the way though.

Tell us what you're reading. Drop a link or two.

Happy reading,


Bonnie Jacobs said...

I posted a review of a children's book tonight that I think rates 10 of 10. And the illustrations are delightful. Here's a link to my blog and Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke:

Though I usually read (and review) adult and YA books, I've been looking at positive children's books for my "study" of feminism for Women Unbound. This is a very positive picture book.

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evelyn.n.alfred said...

Ooooh, The World Unseen seems interesting.

Shell said...

I just finished reading Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves. It was a great read full of edge.