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The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – Book Review

Personal classification: 4/5 stars   Author: José Saramago   Publication Date: December 23rd 2010   Synopsis: The year: 1936. Europe dances while Spain edges toward civil war and on invidious home-grown dictator establishes himself in Portugal. The city: Lisbon – gray, colorless, chimerical. In the midst of this surreal setting is Ricardo Reis, a middle-aged doctor and…… Continue reading The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – Book Review

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Fat Jimmy and the Blind Ballerina- Book Review

Personal classification: 3.5/5 stars   Author: Eddie Owens Publication Date: June 27th 2017   Synopsis: This is the story of one young man’s desire for comedy fame: a tale of ambition and humiliation on the way to the top. Fat Jimmy is a cynical, young comedian and writer, who desperately wants to make it to the…… Continue reading Fat Jimmy and the Blind Ballerina- Book Review

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Looking For Alaska – Book Review

Personal classification: 4.5/5 stars   Author: John Green   Publication Date: December 28th 2006   Synopsis: Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He…… Continue reading Looking For Alaska – Book Review

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The Birth of Tragedy- Book Review

Personal classification: 3/5 stars   Author: Friedrich Nietzsche   Publication Date: November 27th 2003   Synopsis: A compelling argument for the necessity for art in life, Nietzsche’s first book is fuelled by his enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, for the philosophy of Schopenhauer and for the music of Wagner, to whom this work was dedicated. Nietzsche outlined…… Continue reading The Birth of Tragedy- Book Review

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We Should All Be Feminists – Book Review

Personal classification: 4/5 stars   Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   Publication Date: July 29th 2014   Synopsis: What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of…… Continue reading We Should All Be Feminists – Book Review