Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb

First published in 1995, Robin Hobb's first book in her fantasy series that will later on grow into a 16-book series is still widely loved by fantasy readers all over the world. This shows how timeless literature can be, but also specifically how well fantasy novels age. In this new century of contemporary books about … Continue reading Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb

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Life drama of 21-year-olds: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney. The author everyone has been talking about, with all the hype how she's the newest contemporary author you all should read about. I was intrigued and decided to pick up her debut work, Conversations with Friends, published in 2017; a story about Frances who narrates the book, twenty-one year old, a student and writer, … Continue reading Life drama of 21-year-olds: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

A deeply moving story of family and love: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

A gently captivating story, written in an uncommonly simple way that surprisingly was able to bring tears to my eyes, Min Jin Lee weaves years of the life of a family, from generation to generation in this groundbreaking novel. Pachinko starts with a new couple in Korea, in love with each other yet not blessed … Continue reading A deeply moving story of family and love: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Middle-aged men without women: Book Review

Through seven stories with an underlying theme of loneliness and dark pasts, Haruki Murakami returns with his characteristic writing style and unique take on the world with the short story collection Men Without Women. Highly intrigued by the title, and slightly hoping it would be a book full of women glorification, this collection was the … Continue reading Middle-aged men without women: Book Review

Writers, psychopaths, and pain: Misery by Stephen King

Over a long time ago I read a phenomenally thrilling and page-turning book by Stephen King: Misery. Misery is a novel first published in 1987 by one of the most famous thriller and horror authors in the twenty-first century. I have read several books by King before: The Shining being my favourite so far. But I … Continue reading Writers, psychopaths, and pain: Misery by Stephen King