Review of Niall Williams “This Is Happiness”: when the rain stops in Faha
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Review of Niall Williams “This Is Happiness”: when the rain stops in Faha


When a telephone gets installed in Noe’s home, people line up to call loved ones from afar. However, the telephone calls are not really considered private. And indeed, many of the villagers feel that writing things down and sending letters is much more intimate and personal. Continue reading

Who Is Allowed Access to Education?: What Bri Lee’s “Who Gets To Be Smart” and Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Klara And the Sun” can tell us about equitable education
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Who Is Allowed Access to Education?: What Bri Lee’s “Who Gets To Be Smart” and Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Klara And the Sun” can tell us about equitable education


What does a nonfiction social commentary book from Australian writer Bri Lee have to do with a dystopian futuristic novel from Japanese-British author Kazuo Ishiguro? The short answer – A lot.
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The Endless Pursuit of Chasing Your Dreams: A book review of William Boyd’s “Trio”
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The Endless Pursuit of Chasing Your Dreams: A book review of William Boyd’s “Trio”


This article contains affiliate links. These links don’t cost anything extra for you, but if you click on the link and buy a book through these links I can make a very small commission. This helps me keep my tiny blog afloat. Trio by William Boyd has been one of those books that has grown … Continue reading

Book review of “My Dark Vanessa”: Nabokov’s “Lolita” re-imagined
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Book review of “My Dark Vanessa”: Nabokov’s “Lolita” re-imagined


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. My Dark Vanessa feels very much like a modern take on Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. But with a twist. Kate Elizabeth Russell writes this harrowing tale of manipulation, grooming, and assault from the … Continue reading

Review of Bae Suah’s “Untold Night and Day”: reflections and repetitions
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Review of Bae Suah’s “Untold Night and Day”: reflections and repetitions


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I received Bae Suah’s novel as an Easter present. Considering we are all in lock-down at the moment, I welcomed a new book to read. I am a fan of Korean literature … Continue reading

A Review of “The Dead Wife’s Handbook”: Moving through grief with the aid of fiction
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A Review of “The Dead Wife’s Handbook”: Moving through grief with the aid of fiction


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I bought this book in the first few months after arriving in Switzerland at the giant English bookshop, that used to be located on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. I was so intrigued … Continue reading

Reading Class: A review of Sally Rooney’s “Normal People”
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Reading Class: A review of Sally Rooney’s “Normal People”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. That’s money, the substance that makes the world real. There’s something so corrupt and sexy about it. Sally Rooney’s novel, Normal People, follows the lives of Connell and Marianne, two high school … Continue reading