Scarlet Lies – Mostly to Herself

A Review by Hamo Geek Girl WARNING: This post contains (a FEW) spoilers from the book, Scarlet Lies. So here’s why I don’t read romance novels. You know, those chick-lit ones narrated by yet another sad, lonely, neurotic female who lusts after an impossibly perfect demi-godly man, who by some miraculous mercy of fate happens…

Book Review: Leaves of the Banyan Tree, by Albert Wendt

So I finally got myself to a library and read this book, widely known now as a modern classic of Pacific Literature. It’s about this seriously ambitious man, Tauilopepe, who decides that he’s going to turn his family’s matai land into a business – just like the Palagis do with their plantations. In his unfaltering…