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Book Review: Chasing Che, by Patrick Symmes

Published 2000 | Genre: Non-fiction, Politics, Travelogue Ernesto Guevara de la Serna is a name that is, more often than not, repeated with a revered romanticism. He is spoken of like a hero, one of the famed warriors of mythology. Yet, few know what made him so. In this book, the author retraces a journey that Guevara made with his…

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Book Review: I’d rather be reading, by Anne Bogel

Published July 2018 | Genre: Non-fiction, humour Recently, a book walked into my life. It felt like the writer had taken a peek at my thoughts, seen the way I think and read books, and then written a book about that! I’ve seen very few books that talk about reading as a habit or practice. I highlighted (virtually, of course)…

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Book review: The Crossing, by Samar Yazbek

Published July 2015 | Genre: Autobiography, Literary non-fiction I purchased this book while ambling through a book fair sometime towards the end of 2018. But I didn’t get around to reading it until I pulled it out recently to give to my father in law. He didn’t read it. But I started it. It took me a long time to…

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Book Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

Published 1943 | Genre: Semi-Autobiographical, Fiction I picked this one up because a. I had heard a lot about it. It is heralded as a modern American classic (and it deserves to be) b. The edition was remarkably pretty. I have a weakness for beautiful looking books. This one was a Reader’s Digest Special Edition, hard bound with the title…

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Book Review: Summit, by Harry Farthing

Published January 2014 | Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery A gripping tale, told tightly from beginning to end, without any relief or deviation. The author’s writing style is grim, almost martial in its speed. I’ve always been fascinated by the upper reaches of the Himalayas. To me, they are placed on Earth to remind us that we are nowhere close to…