Book Review: And Quiet Flows the Don (Mikhail Sholokhov)

Book Review: And Quiet Flows the Don (Mikhail Sholokhov)

And Quiet Flows the Don is a wonderfully authentic and moving portrait of the Cossack people set against the backdrop of World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Mikhail Sholokhov masterfully explores the full gamut of human experience in this novel,...
Announcement: Amazon Author Profile Launch

Announcement: Amazon Author Profile Launch

Dear readers, I am pleased to announce that last week I finally launched my Amazon Author profile. It has taken me a while to get around to it but I finally bit the bullet and have established my ‘social media’ presence on Amazon, the largest book retailer...
Behind the Scenes: What drives me to write Children of the Ocean God?

Behind the Scenes: What drives me to write Children of the Ocean God?

I am happy to report that I am now nearly finished with the second part of Children of the Ocean God. With almost a hundred pages under my belt, the novel is beginning to take shape as I have envisioned. Currently, I am writing about the initial phase of the Second...
Book Review: Embers (Sándor Márai)

Book Review: Embers (Sándor Márai)

Embers is nothing short of a literary masterpiece. Sándor Márai’s writing is mesmerizing from start to finish. Not just because Embers is written in a simple yet beautifully lyrical style, but also because of the subject matter. A snapshot in the lives of two...
Book Review: Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

Book Review: Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

I have been told that to fully appreciate Dostoyevsky’s writing it is necessary to read his works in Russian. The poetry and lyricism of his prose is supposed to be spellbinding in his native language. Unfortunately this is not yet possible for me so I have had...

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