Lolita, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male

Oh, Lolita! One of the most self-contradictory books I’ve ever read. When talking about Lolita, though, contradiction doesn’t come as a surprise. When this book first came out it caused a lot of debates, and they continue even now more than 60 years after it was released. All those debates are usually related to the scandalous topic of the...

Outline by Rachel Cusk

I think that one’s impression of a book depends a lot on the moment of her life when she reads it—the particular time and state of mind. ‘The Outline’ was my devoted friend during my trip to Costa Rica on a vacation that I needed so badly. After long months of stress—changing jobs, changing apartments and my life itself—the...

The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

Caution! Review has spoilers and isn’t very positive. People with sensitive nerves should use a sedative :) Starting a new book is like starting a new journey. One never knows what she'll find at the end. So, filled with excitement that I found some pre-published copy of a book on the street two months ago (already a bad sign, no...

Hermann Hesse “Narcissus and Goldmund”

I found this book on the pavement. Twice. Two copies by two different publishing houses with the same fate. That surprised me a little bit, especially because I liked his works ‘Steppenwolf’ and ‘the Glass Bead Game’. Who would throw away a good book? My bewilderment only grew after reading reviews on the back of one of the editions: Oedipal situations,...

A Daisy

I’ve always believed that I was a flower. A very gentle one, with white petals and a small sun in the center. I wanted to share with everybody all the light that I had inside of me. I wanted people to smile when they looked at me, wanted to love and to be loved. Only wherever I went, they...

Book Of Speculation

Well, to tell you the truth, it was the first modern book with a ‘National Bestseller’ tag I have read. I was, and probably still am, very prejudiced against modern literature. It’s not about quality, but about scope of selling. People like entertaining, easy to read books: romance, fantasy, thrillers. The books that evoke, challenge, provoke and make us...

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