With Hitler’s Meal Inside Your Veins

The novel I‘m going to review won‘t reach you till next year, if you‘re not fluent in Italian. But it‘s still worth your attention, as it discusses a very intriguing topic of our near past. The title of the book has caught my eye at Milan book fair and, tempted by its predicted international success,…

A Modern Cop Called Macbeth

I‘m not sure, which is more favorable – to be familiar with the classic Shakespearean tragedy in advance or to have a fresh start with Jo Nesbo‘s Macbeth. The modern entry made for the Hogarth Shakespeare project by the world famous Norwegian author and the creator of the incredibly popular Harry Hole series skillfully re-imagines…

A Touching Story Of Hopelessness

Do you have to doubt your intelligence, if the name of the most recent winner of the Nobel Prize in literature doesn‘t ring a bell and his works have never been on your reading list? I did. The English novelist of Japanese origin Kazuo Ishiguro has already won the Man Booker Prize in 1989 for…

When All Is Left Is The Good People

The end of the year and the most joyful holidays it brings are always linked to magic and unwritten superstitions. They float from generation to generation as a kind of an innocent game around the table, which means no harm. Just might help to hook up a sweetheart or gain an extra dollar but most…

Eternal Questions And Unoriginal Answers

Last week I broke my promise, which I gave four years ago – to never ever again bother reading Dan Brown‘s novels. However, curiosity killed the cat again. His newly published Origin didn‘t prove to be an exception to the storytelling scheme that every Brown‘s reader already knows as a multiplication table since his The…

Quadrupled To Travel Towards A Different Place

It was an exhausting long read. And miscellaneous like a life. Actually, like four lives.  4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster shortlisted for 2017 Man Booker Prize is a true literary masterpiece, however, not destined for every reader. Almost one thousand of pages tells a life story of a young lad Archibald (Archie) Ferguson…

Synthetic Replicas Of Princesses And Princes

What a shame! Such a serious grown-up engaged in such an adolescent pop scam! While the mind kept upbraiding my recent reading choice, my curiosity continued to turn page after page, though still acknowledging my poor will. I spent three days in a row reading The Royals series (Paper Princess, Broken Prince, Twisted Palace) by…