Sheep and magical realism get together: A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

Slowly but surely Murakami is becoming one of my most read authors! After reading "1Q84", "Kafka on the Shore", and "Norwegian Wood", next on the list was "A Wild Sheep Chase". The first time I heard about this book was when a very good friend of mine told me that one of her work colleagues … Continue reading Sheep and magical realism get together: A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

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The idealistic creator and his Creature: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

What images come to your mind when you read or hear the word "Frankenstein"? A scary monster, crazy experiments, a lab with fuzzy light, a mad scientist, horror slow-motion scenes? Well, let me tell you this is NOT the image you get when reading the book written by Mary Shelley. "Frankenstein" was one of the … Continue reading The idealistic creator and his Creature: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Life in the Annex during German occupation: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Every single time I visited Amsterdam there was an impressively long queue at the Anne Frank House, where Anne and other 7 Jewish people hid for 2 years from German soldiers during WWII. And I was always wondering why wait for so many hours just to visit a museum? Well, after reading "The Diary of … Continue reading Life in the Annex during German occupation: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

A dystopian story about fate and friendship: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Let me start with this: "Never Let Me Go" is one of the best books I've ever read. Maybe this is why it was so difficult for me to write this review and find the right balance between showing my excitement and not spoiling your future reading experience. It's funny now when I think that I … Continue reading A dystopian story about fate and friendship: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Kimonos and a life-changing discovery: The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata

Earlier this year I published a list of recommendations of books written by Japanese authors, list suggested by a very knowledgeable friend. At that point I found out about "The Old Capital" by Kawabata, a novel published in 1962. It was one of the books cited by the Nobel Committee in their decision to award Kawabata the 1968 Prize … Continue reading Kimonos and a life-changing discovery: The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata

When truth is stranger than fiction: The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to a new book review on Readers' High Tea! This post is about "The Prague Cemetery" by Umberto Eco, a book recommended to me by a close friend. This was my second read by Umberto Eco, as I previously read "The Name of the Rose" and I enjoyed it a … Continue reading When truth is stranger than fiction: The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco

A teaching novel about an intellectual rebel: The Spinoza Problem by Irvin D. Yalom

Not long ago I was sharing with you my thoughts about "When Nietzsche Wept" by Irvin D. Yalom. Through a series of fortunate events (you can call it serendipity) I started reading another book written by the same author: "The Spinoza Problem". Oh, how much I enjoyed it and I also started to appreciate "When Nietzsche … Continue reading A teaching novel about an intellectual rebel: The Spinoza Problem by Irvin D. Yalom