Book Review: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

East of Eden is the second book written by the Nobel and Pulitzer winner John Steinbeck that I read, after previously reading the short story The Pearl. Considered by Steinbeck his magnum opus*, East of Eden is a book about family and brotherhood, about good and evil, about jealousy and pride, and about the way history repeats … Continue reading Book Review: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

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Book Review: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

What comes to mind when you think about Italy? La vita è bella, pizza, Vespa, Romeo & Juliet? After reading My Brilliant Friend, you can add something else to the list: Naples and the Neapolitan novels. My Brilliant Friend is the first book of the four Neapolitan novels (where Neapolitan refers to pertaining to Naples), … Continue reading Book Review: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Have you ever started reading a book with no expectations at all? That's how I started reading "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr, a book I received as Christmas present. Little did I know that this book would irreversibly win my heart with its touching stories and beautiful language, all wrapped up … Continue reading Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Book Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic of the modern American literature. Having heard only good things about it, I made a wish to receive it as a present from Saint Nicholas ... and my wish came true ♥ More than depicting children's feelings toward unfair attitudes they do not fully … Continue reading Book Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Book Review: The Magus by John Fowles

During my teenage years I've read three of John Fowles' books (The Magus, The Collector, and The French Lieutenant’s Woman), but recently I've realized that for the book I remember I liked the most (The Magus) I couldn't really remember the plot ... So I decided to read it again, to see whether after almost 10 … Continue reading Book Review: The Magus by John Fowles

Book Review: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

This book fell into my hands while wandering through the second hand section of a bookshop. I’d heard about Umberto Eco before, so when seeing “The name of the Rose” and its beautiful cover, I could not resist buying it. I started reading it that very afternoon. The action of the novel takes place in the … Continue reading Book Review: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco