The Shades – A Novel

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The Shades – A Novel

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Prisons have served many aims: detention, deterrence, punishment, reformation and rehabilitation, all in varying degrees. Exploring the platform from the perspectives of technology, texts, and uses, he shows how the Kindle challenges traditional notions of platforms as discrete entities. Maureen Dowd described the book in The New York Times as being written "like a Brontë devoid of talent", and said it was "dull and poorly written". I’m not supposed to tell you too much as the book will be on blogtour next week (see details below) and the reviewers will want to share details with those of you who haven’t bought it.

But I think I thought that, based on the cover and back page that the book would be a bit creepier --or maybe a bit more overtly creepy. Even though the author did a good job of getting inside the grieving minds of the three main characters, this novel probably won't be a memorable one for me. As entertainingas it is informative, the book examines the nature and quality of imprisonment over the last fifteen hundred years, before surveying present problems and concluding with thoughts on future directions. Brutally contrasted with the rural quiet is Johannesburg's mining industry, where bureaucrats and mine supervisors are cruel and corrupt and war threatens.If I could have changed the circumstances in which I read this book, I'd probably ignore the reviews on the inner cover and the back cover and read more of it in one sitting, rather than just for a few minutes before bed over a long period of time. The descriptions of the Eastern Cape countryside, the devastating plagues and droughts, and the attitudes of the majority of the Settlers to the African peoples, are brilliant and so very realistic.

Matias along with his wife Emily, son Crispin, cousin Victor and Benedict their adopted son who was being sponsored by English family. Drawing on letters, treatises, personal accounts, histories, legal and official reports and studies of prison architecture and design, this book tells the story of prisons, prison life and those who experienced it, be they prisoners, governors, chaplains, warders, reformers or advocates. The 11 February 2016 has finally arrived and with it the publication of my first book Shades of Grey. This tough to read view into a family torn by sorrow abounds with feeling and has many good discussion points.

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Michael dives head first into work, Rowan decides to go to boarding school, where he discovers the horrors of environmental catastrophe (death of the world), and Catherine holes up in their country home.What follows is an attempt at grappling with the grief of this, all while continuing to raise a son, Rowan, who has become ever-more distant. Poetic, sensitively-layered and lucid, Poland’s novels for adults have won several prestigious awards.

Though not a straight-up mystery, either, there are complex features of this family that pique the reader, more so as the narrative progresses and the author drops clues--about Keira, about Catherine and Michael’s marriage, and about the events surrounding Rachel’s accident.Set within the microcosm of an isolated Eastern Cape mission, Shades is not only a love story and the chronicle of a family but a sensitive and perceptive insight into the country's wider conflicts. After Rachel, their eldest, died in a car accident thirteen months ago, Michael began spending more time in London, away from Catherine, with the handy excuse of his real estate work. However, The Telegraph criticized the book as "treacly cliché" but also wrote that the sexual politics in Fifty Shades of Grey will have female readers "discussing it for years to come". Part ghost story, part grief story, The Shades introduces us to a family that is separated and parted because of their grief for a member lost to young. The title refers to the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, which is about grief so acute that Orpheus crosses the river Styx into the Underworld to bring his wife, Eurydice back to life.

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