Book Review: South of the Border, West of the Sun (Haruki Murakami)

Book Review: South of the Border, West of the Sun (Haruki Murakami)

This was my third Murakami book (after Kafka on the Shore and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running), and I found it to be quite a departure from the dream-like fantasy and World War II themes for which he is renowned. South of the Border, West of the Sun is...
Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

The Gulag Archipelago is without a doubt the heaviest book I have ever read in my life. It took enormous mental fortitude and discipline for me to perservere to the end. This was in no way due to any fault of the author, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who deserves full...
Book Review: Road to Wigan Pier (George Orwell)

Book Review: Road to Wigan Pier (George Orwell)

I found Road to Wigan Pier quite a difficult book to read. I started and stopped several times, but in the end managed to persevere to the finish. Although George Orwell is a widely acclaimed fiction author, this particular non-fiction work from him felt bland and...
Book Review: No Name In the Street (James Baldwin)

Book Review: No Name In the Street (James Baldwin)

“I’m black and I’m proud: yet I suppose that the most accurate term, now, for this history, this particular and peculiar danger, as well as for all persons produced out of it and struggling in it, is: Afro American. Which is but a wedding, however, of two...

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