Category Archives: I Read

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

This is the read of utmost unhappiness, especially because I loved “The God of Small Things.” This is an incoherent “novel,” which is more like a draft of ideas. The story (if you can call it that) meanders confusingly and … Continue reading

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I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal

This is Ditie’s epic tale, full of dream-like descriptions and rather bizarre characters. He’s a lowly waiter whom we meet in a posh Prague hotel before WWII. As the war is about to begin, he falls in love with a … Continue reading

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

This book! I loved it. It’s about Liesel Meminger who is the book thief. Books are her anchor during WWII, as she lives outside of Munich, with her foster family and a Jewish man hidden in the basement. Gwenamon says: Incredible … Continue reading

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Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

This is an incredible tale, written by a man who was trapped in his body for 10 years, after misdiagnosis during a rare illness. He couldn’t do anything physically, but he was mentally aware. After the horrible fallout, we learn how … Continue reading

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Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Although I’m a fan of all of Murakami’s novels, I haven’t enjoyed his short stories. This is the first collection that I really liked. The only difference that I can put my finger on is that these short stories have … Continue reading

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Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Swing Time is about the childhood friendship of two girls and how that friendship continues to affect their adult lives even after severing ties as young teenagers. I love how Smith can string a sentence together that sounds amazing, and … Continue reading

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Many critics label this novel as “The Greatest War Novel of All Time”. I can see why. It’s Paul Bäumer’s testament of losing his childhood innocence alongside his classmates in the German trenches of WWI. Remarque paints powerful, yet seemingly … Continue reading

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