Book Reviews, British books, Fiction, Non Fiction

Orwell on writing and Waugh’s second novel

Well, this is an interesting, educative, and fun little book. I read all the essays except the one about a hanging (no patience for that at the moment, I'm afraid).Orwell brings us two reflections on the act of writing, one about his personal reasons to write, and another about how we use the English language.… Continue reading Orwell on writing and Waugh’s second novel

Book Reviews, British books, Fiction

On the dangers of Vacuum cleaners in Havana

★★★★ Well, this was an interesting and light enough read. I say "light enough" because, with Greene, the heavy stuff is always there somewhere, in the simple everyday sentences. Words are arranged in such a way that even when you think yourself reading something fun and entertaining, the existential dread finds you. As here, when… Continue reading On the dangers of Vacuum cleaners in Havana

Blog, New Releases 2021, Non Fiction

March yourself to the nearest bookshop

Yes, It's March (again). Everything seems to be going so slow. But there is still a great selection of newly released non-fiction waiting for you at your favorite bookshop. Here are some I picked up for myself, and I'm hoping to be able to read them soon. My TBR list is growing too fast and… Continue reading March yourself to the nearest bookshop

American books, Book Reviews, Non Fiction

Journalism and Democracy

★★★★★ This marvellous little book is a social history of American Newspapers written in 1978, but it has never been more important than today. Nobody is more proud of their press than Americans. It is at the center of their history and a core tradition that has played a predominant role in the development of… Continue reading Journalism and Democracy

American books, Book Reviews, Non Fiction

The hero of a “state of mind”

★★★★★ “Here is one time, at least, in which history was written by the losers.” This is how Rick Perlstein introduces his subject matter and announces the rollercoaster ride he is about to embark us on, not just in this book but in three more. It is the incredible story of how the Republican Party… Continue reading The hero of a “state of mind”