Wild Swans – Chang Jung – The three daughters of China

The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual windowContinue reading “Wild Swans – Chang Jung – The three daughters of China”

At Night We Walk in Circles: A Novel by Daniel Alarcón

This is a bewildering story. I have picked it up and dropped it about 6 times. Sometimes in the same minute. I didn’t personally like it but it did receive some critical acclaim so I forced myself to read on. In short,  the story is about a young actor, Nelson, who becomes the third wheel inContinue reading “At Night We Walk in Circles: A Novel by Daniel Alarcón”

Homage to Catalonia * George Orwell

After passing through the futuristic dystopian and totalitarian society presented in 1984, I decided to give one of George Orwell’s classics a go: Homage to Catalonia. Written in the form of an autobiographical novel, Orwell presents his days in the Spanish army, their unpreparedness and their fall into the hands of the Communists influences coming fromContinue reading “Homage to Catalonia * George Orwell”

Margaret Atwood – Bodily Harm

A powerfully and brilliantly crafted novel, Bodily Harm is the story of Rennie Wilford, a young journalist whose life has begun to shatter around the edges. Rennie flies to the Caribbean to recuperate, and on the tiny island of St. Antoine she is confronted by a world where her rules for survival no longer apply.Continue reading “Margaret Atwood – Bodily Harm”

16st December 1989 – Romanian Revolution

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It is not a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled. But it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to captureContinue reading “16st December 1989 – Romanian Revolution”