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

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A teaching novel on psychotherapy: When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom

What approach do you take before reading a book? Do you do a research on the story, or you just start reading the book without any prior information? As I personally prefer the latter option, I started reading "When Nietzsche Wept" without having any idea what it was about ... The enthusiastic recommendation of my friend … Continue reading A teaching novel on psychotherapy: When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom

To trust or not to trust: The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici

The " Book of mirrors" was a hyped book when it was published, receiving a lot of media attention worldwide. However, most of my curiosity arose from the fact that the author is Romanian, and it intrigued me that the book was originally written in English. "Let's see what's all this fuss is about!" I told … Continue reading To trust or not to trust: The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici

The Godgame: 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 The Godgame: The Magus by John Fowles

Deep dive into criminals’ psychology: 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 Deep dive into criminals’ psychology: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky