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Book Review: The Accusation

The Accusation Bandi English translation of 2014 Korean original by Deborah Smith, Grove, 2017 Subtitled “Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea”  the bright propaganda poster cover certainly drew my attention whilst browsing Elliott Bay Books, and a few glances inside … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Whiskey Sea

The Whiskey Sea Creel, Ann Howard Lake Union Publishing, 2016 An Amazon book of the month choice,  The Whiskey Sea centers on a fishing community outside of New York City in the lead-up to prohibition.  When the prostitute living near … Continue reading

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Book Review: True

True Greenfield, Karl Taro 2018 Little A, New York Selected out of the free Amazon Prime Reading options, the book caught my attention based more on genre than content. I’m glad I picked it, as there was a depth to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Middlesex

Middlesex Eugenides, Jeffrey 2002 Middlesex was a book recommended to me by a friend in the midst of a discussion on  gender roles in different societies. Given the context, I assumed it would be a dry academic study, at best … Continue reading

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Book Review: Der Korporal

Der Korporal Dobozy, Imre Verlag der Nation, Berlin, 1971 An interesting war comedy in East German translation from the Hungarian original.  The setting is the autumn of 1944 as the Soviet troops are about to take Budapest. A corporal in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jahrgang 1934

Jahrgang 1934 Kirsch, Hans-Christian Verlag Herder, Freiburg, 1964 This book chronicles the development of possibly the most damaged generation in modern history, the Germans born in 1934.  The 14 stories, based loosely around the life of “Ken,” are individually very … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Judgement of Richard Richter

The Judgement of Richard Richter Stiks, Igor Translated by Elias-Bursac, Ellen Croatian original edition 2006 Amazon Crossing, 2017 Usually I find the selection process for the Amazon Prime free book of the month to be a tough choice.  6 or … Continue reading

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