Book Review: The Girl Who Beat ISIS: My Story by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann

There are countless ways a book can leave its print on reader's conscience, but a well-told real story is all the more haunting and dreadful, as the factor of authenticity adds weight to the events. It was the cold, fearless look of the Arabic woman on the cover that sent chills down my spine and drew … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl Who Beat ISIS: My Story by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann

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Book Review: A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz

I am sure there are many better and more academic ways to review this book, but I will not go on that route (for the simple reason that I would not be able to do that). Instead, I will share how I perceived the book, what I made of it and what it made of … Continue reading Book Review: A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz

Book Review: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

After having reviewed a book written by a contemporary writer (The Circle by Dave Eggers), now it’s time for a classic one - Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. This book was recommended to me by my brother as an “easy one” compared to other Dostoevskian masterpieces, and it is the first book by Dostoevsky … Continue reading Book Review: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky