We have two books for you to add to your winter reading list:
The Boys by Ron Howard and Clint Howard
While it might seem like Hollywood cranks out memoirs all the time, The Boys is truly a special specimen of the genre. Without the irony or snark that typifies such memoirs, this book feels like a truly heartwarming breath of fresh air. While it does contain great stories of the childhoods and early careers of the writers, it also sets itself apart by being extremely well written, and providing insight into the inner workings of Hollywood.
Once More Upon a Time by Roshani Chokshi
For those looking to escape from the reality of the daily grind, Once More Upon a Time provides an excellent outlet for escapist fantasies. For fans of Paulo Coelho or Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the magical feel of the prose will feel both familiar and altogether fresh and new, as it cleverly uses the fairy-tale structure to simultaneously delight readers and provide a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the genre. This is a short read that you won’t be able to put down until it’s finished.
By Vanessa Hutchison