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,...
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...
Book Review: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (Carlo Rovelli)

Book Review: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (Carlo Rovelli)

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is a wonderful, easy-to-read, accessible introductory text to the exciting yet complex world of science. It is perfect for a lay-person who is interested in grasping the basics of physics, without getting bogged down with mind-numbing...
Book Review: Notes From Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

Book Review: Notes From Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

Notes from Underground was my first taste of Dostoyevsky’s work. Dostoyevsky came highly recommended to me by a good friend, as one of the most critically acclaimed Russian writers of the 19th century not named Leo Tolstoy. I enjoyed Notes from Underground...
Book Review: The Art of Thinking Clearly (Rolf Dobelli)

Book Review: The Art of Thinking Clearly (Rolf Dobelli)

I found The Art of Thinking Clearly to be an intriguing take on the cognitive biases that afflict us all as human beings. The book is composed of short, pithy chapters which are each dedicated to at least one of the almost 200 cognitive biases that have been...

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