Sunday, 21 February 2016

This House is Not for Sale, 2015, E.C. Osondu **

A year ago, I wrote about the release of this book, click here to read. I so looked forward to reading it that when I had the opportunity to purchase it, I did so without hesitating. 
However, I realized it really was not my cup of my tea. I tried forcing myself to read on but my mind keeps on whirling away. First of all, it is not a novel per se, it is a
collection of short stories set around a particular house known as the "family house" owned by one "gran pa". 
The stories are somewhat a mixture of superstitious, folkloric, traditional and modern day stories. I couldn't connect neither with the writing nor the stories, I had to give up.

Have you read this book before? If you have, I'd like to know your thoughts, a guest post would also be appreciated.

Please click here if you'd like to guest post.

10 comments:

  1. I'm surprised you didn't like it. I liked it a lot. How many pages did you read before you stopped?

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    1. Osondu same name as the writer. I stopped at page 80. I might give it another try in the future.

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  2. Lol yes o same name. Okay, I hope you can but I understand. I have his Voice of America novel here and I hope to read it later this year.

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    1. You'd like voice of America, another collection of short stories. At least, I enjoyed it. I look forward to your review. :-)

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    2. Hmmm Osondu, 'Voice of America' was unexciting for me. Meh...

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  3. Interesting, Mary. What you write actually makes me want to read it. I'll take a look at a few more reviews and decide how far up or down I'll place it on the to-read list

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    1. hmmmmm....that's good. I'll look forward to your review. Also, please let me know how far up or down you end up placing it. :-)

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  4. Yeah. I didn't like his 1st book 'Voice of America'. The stories were not exciting at all. I didn't even look forward to this new book... meh.

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    1. Voice of America was..... digestable... readable... I liked it really. Not bad at all.

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    2. Voice of America was..... digestable... readable... I liked it really. Not bad at all.

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