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: Giovanni’s Room (James Baldwin)

Until now I have only read James Baldwin’s nonfiction works, which have largely been focused on racism and the civil rights movement in the United States. Giovanni’s Room therefore represents my first foray into Baldwin’s literary fiction repertoire....

Book Review: Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

“Is love this misguided need to have you beside me most of the time? Is love this safety I feel in our silence? Is it this belonging, this completeness?” Chimamanda Ngozi Adicie’s sophomore novel, Half of a Yellow Sun is nothing short of a...

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...

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