Book Review: The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

Book Review: The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

I must preface this review by stating that The Alchemist came highly recommended by several acquaintances and friends. I was told that it would be an inspiring, life changing book that would offer encouragement for the pursuit of my dreams. Perhaps this may have led...
Book Review: When Nietzsche Wept (Irvin D. Yalom)

Book Review: When Nietzsche Wept (Irvin D. Yalom)

“I have believed that life is a spark between two identical voids, the darkness before birth and the one after death” – Dr. Josef Breuer I have mixed feelings about When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin Yalom. On the one hand I found the central concept of...
Book Review: Tales from Moominvalley (Tove Jansson)

Book Review: Tales from Moominvalley (Tove Jansson)

Tales from Moominvalley is a delightful collection of short stories for kids and adults alike. Tove Jansson’s imagination is boundlessly creative, yet at the same time grounded in human nature through the colorful imperfect characters which she portrays. What I...
Book Review: Houseboy (Ferdinand Oyono)

Book Review: Houseboy (Ferdinand Oyono)

“There are two worlds,…ours is a world of respect and mystery and magic. Their world brings everything into the daylight, even the things that weren’t meant to be…” The novella, Houseboy, by Ferdinand Oyono is an amusing, sarcastic and...
Book Review: The Black Jacobins (CLR James)

Book Review: The Black Jacobins (CLR James)

“Peace to our neighbours. But anathema to the French name. Hatred eternal to France. This is our cry.” – from the Haitian proclamation of independence from France. The Black Jacobins is an enlightening and thought-provoking tome which is a must-read...

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