The Book Thief by Markus Zusak | recently read

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak | recently read

'They say that war is death's best friend, but I must offer you a different point of view on that one. To me, war is like the new boss who expects the impossible. He stands over your shoulder repeating one thing incessantly. 'Get it done, get it done.' So you work harder. You get the [...]

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov | recently read

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov | recently read

The story follows the written diary confessions of Humbert Humbert (H.H.): a thirty-seven-year-old man who falls in love with Lolita, a twelve-year-old girl. The reader gains access to H.H.'s thoughts during the tumultuous events that take place as his lust, obsession and imagination get the better of him. Warning: spoilers ahead My rating: 4.5/5 When starting [...]

A collated review | recently read

A collated review | recently read

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott What it is about: The novel looks at the March sisters' lives over the course of several years within the time period of the late 1800's. There are contrasting differences between the March girls, 'independent, tomboyish Jo; delicate, loving Beth; pretty, kind Meg; or precocious and beautiful Amy' (Penguin Threads). [...]