Bingo! Child of Africa by T.M. Clark

It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is:

A book by an author you’ve never read before

The book in question is Child of Africa – which I loved – by T.M. Clark, an author I have been familiar with for a few years now, but whose work I had not read.

Child of Africa made quite an impact on me (you can read my review here) and I will definitely be reading T.M. Clark’s previous titles in the near future. If you’ve never read her work and you have an interest in authentic stories about Africa, I highly recommend you check her out.

 

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This year I’m playing book bingo with Mrs B’s Book Reviews. On the first and third Saturday of each month, we’ll post our latest entry. We’re not telling each other in advance what we’re currently reading or what square we’ll be filling next; any coincidences are exactly that – and just add to the fun!

Follow our card below if you’d like to join in, and please let us know if you do so we can check out what you’re reading.

Now I’m off to check out what square Mrs B has marked off for this round. See you over there!

 

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11 thoughts on “Bingo! Child of Africa by T.M. Clark

  1. #Book-bingo 2018: A foreign translated novel – Brother of Sleep (Schlafes Bruder) by Robert Schneider

    After I was given a quick summary of this book by my cousin who lives in Germany I knew it would be a book I would enjoy reading and she sent it to me immediately and that was about 15 years ago. Ever since then I’ve wanted to read the english version but no copy was available anywhere and at long last I found Brother of Sleep (Schlafes Bruder) available on Amazon.

    ‘In 1992 Robert Schneider made his debut as a novelist with Brother of Sleep which was an immediate and international success.’

    This book was just as astounding now as it was then and both versions, German and English expresses emotions in an unusual and mesmerising way.

    This is a dark, disturbing Gothic tale about a musical genius named Elias. The story takes place in a remote village in the early 1800s – a region in which I find fitting to call claustrophobic, and shattered by oppression and killing. The characters seem to have some kind of madness within them which contributes to the dark and menacing aura of this isolated village. Elias struggles to understand his gift, his tormented love for his cousin Elsbeth and his ongoing rage against and love for God.

    All in all ‘Brother of Sleep’ is a remarkable piece of literature.

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      • Oh yes, if you do Theresa I would love your thoughts on this book. It’s different to anything I’ve ever read before, the writing is very unusual but still an easy read. I’m not sure if a copy is available in print but the e-book is going for about $14.00 on Amazon. The most I’ve ever, ever spent on an e-book. It was so worth it though.

        I forgot to add that I gave this book a 4.5 stars.

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      • I’ve found it in ebook on Google Play Books, similar price, and bought it. Very intrigued! I really enjoy historical fiction that is based on artists, musicians, writers, etc. Such tortured histories some of them had!

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  2. Ooh, so delighted you bought the book. I do too, their lives intrigue me and the historical setting is my favourite. I’m interested in reading The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland, it’s set in the 15th century about a woman painter but I’m unable to find the book in any format, it’s been quite a while so I might hunt for it again. It’s been on my TBR list for over 10 years – far too long.

    Sorry, in my last comment I forgot to mention how much I enjoyed reading your review of Child of Africa. A beautiful review. I’ve only read one T.M. Clark book and I really enjoyed it.
    Looking forward to your next book bingo pick.

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