Book Review: L’Etrange Voyage de Monsieur Daldry (Marc Levy)

I must preface my review of L’Etrange Voyage de Monsieur Daldry, by Marc Levy, by mentioning that I read this novel in French and not English, which may have partially influenced my rating. Nevertheless, I am leaving my review in English to ensure that more...

Book Review: Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)

I must confess that I never quite got settled into Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf. The peculiar structure of the book, with no distinct demarcation into chapters, the chaotic ebb and flow of the myriad of characters, and the old fashioned style of prose, did not...

Book Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera)

It has taken me some time to reflect and distill my thoughts about Milan Kundera’s most well-known book The Unbearable Lightness of Being. I must admit that I have mixed feelings about this one. Hence the 4⭐ rating. Kundera writes like a philiosopher...

Book Review: Hear the Wind Sing (Haruki Murakami)

Hear the Wind Sing is Haruki Murakami’s, less well known, debut novel. It tells the story of a young college-aged man, who spends his summer vacation in Kobe, Japan aimlessly wiling away his time with his friend, nicknamed the Rat (a spoiled rich kid), carousing...

Book Review: Thérèse Raquin (Émile Zola)

This was my first time reading Émile Zola, and boy was it a treat! His writing in Thérèse Raquin is absolutely sublime and compelling, so much so that I could hardly put this book down. The intricate development of each of the characters, from Laurent and Thérèse to...

Book Review: In a Free State (V.S. Naipaul)

I can’t believe it took me this long to finally read a book by acclaimed Trinidadian author V. S. Naipaul! For some uncanny reason his writing has not come on my reading path until now. In a Free State was therefore my first foray into Naipaul’s literary...

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