Category Archives: George R R Martin


Haven’t read too many books lately, partly because I spent a month or more reading my first full-fledged novel in Spanish — armed with a dictionary, of course, and it was slow going. The review of “Como agua para chocolate” … Continue reading

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Open by Andre AgassiMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Andre Agassi’s “Open” is probably the most non-sports memoir I have read and despite being about a lost childhood and a search for self-identity, it’s also an extraordinary book about life … Continue reading

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Notes From Underground by Fyodor DostoyevskyMy rating: 2 of 5 stars Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novella “Notes from Underground” has two parts – commentary and narrative. The protagonist is a nameless civil servant in St Petersburg who shares his thoughts in a … Continue reading

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More Books

One Day by David NichollsMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Dex and Em love each other, or do they? This novel uses the unusual format of using one day (July 15) over a course of 20 years to offer snapshots … Continue reading

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Four books

  My Kindle cracked from side to side,With a heavy heart I put it aside,For now, I return to books unread,Till a new one arrives in its stead. Here’s what I finished over the past month: A GAME OF THRONES … Continue reading

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