Barnes’ fictional protagonists are usually looking back on their lives. So when Tony goes looking for his past in ‘The Sense of an Ending’, a reader might not be surprised. A mistake.
Welcome back to the Monthly Reviews series, where I chronologically list last month’s reads, along with a short reflexion and opinion regarding each book. Here’s what I read in July:
Today’s introduction is to a paramount Estonian writer, Jaan Kross. He is the most translated and nationally and internationally best-known Estonian writer, even having been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
American author Annie Proulx is best known for her short story Brokeback Mountain (1997) and novel The Shipping News (1993), both of which have been adapted and received additional acclaim on the silver screen respectively. Barkskins (2016) is her newest and arguably most ambitious novel, reaching over 700 pages.
Celeste Ng’s novel Little Fires Everywhere (2017) is an in-depth study on the darker aspects of female and maternal psychology. The novel has been adapted into a miniseries recently, so let’s compare and contrast.
Welcome back to the Monthly Reviews series, where I chronologically list last month’s reads, along with a short reflexion and opinion regarding each book. Here’s what I read in April:
The existence of evil and the necessity of it or reasoning behind it have been a topic of discussion since the beginning of discussions. Regarding evil in literature, however, the why isn’t as interesting as to observe how things happen. I’ve read… Read More ›
Happy 2018, dear readers. All the best for this new arbitrary amount of time, and may your resolutions stick this time. 😉 A much discussed and controversial writer named Michelle Houellebecq has crossed my path many times and my mind… Read More ›