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{Review} From Under the Rubble – Solzhenitsyn

{Review} From Under the Rubble – Solzhenitsyn

This collection features 11 essays written by Solzhenitsyn, Barabenov, A.B. Yehoshua, Shafarevich, Korsakov, Agursky and Borisov and was first published in English in 1975.

From Under the Rubble was intended as a discussion and debate starter on the future of the U.S.S.R. In the foreword and his first essay of 4 (in this collection), Solzhenitsyn explores how, “over half a century of enforced silence” has left every mind in the U.S.S.R. deeply scarred by the “shackles” of propaganda and fear. He also insists that although (comparative) freedom of speech has recently  come into existence again, the Soviet nation is in danger of not being freed from, “the lie forced upon us [by the State]”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 4, 2016 in 2016 Reading Challenge

 

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{Review} H.I.D. (Hess is Dead) – Howard Brenton

{Review} H.I.D. (Hess is Dead) – Howard Brenton

“I mean who cares? The death of Rudolf Hess?”

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Posted by on June 21, 2016 in 2016 Reading Challenge, Books

 

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{Review} Too Loud a Solitude – Bohumil Hrabal

{Review} Too Loud a Solitude – Bohumil Hrabal

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For 35 years, Haňt’a has worked as a compactor of wastepaper and books. You could be forgiven for thinking the destroyer of tonnes of literature (subversive and otherwise) is an unthinking cog in the police state’s machine.
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Posted by on June 17, 2016 in 2016 Reading Challenge, Books

 

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{Long-term Reading Challenge} The Classics Club

The aim is simple: read and write on your blog about 50+ classic books over the course of 5 years.

Simple stuff, right? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

{Reading Event} Waiting on Wednesday

{Reading Event} Waiting on Wednesday

Counting down the days until a particular book (or seven) gets published?

This weekly event, hosted by the book blogger, Breaking the Spine, gives you the chance to share that anticipation with others.

This week’s pre-publication “why-does-time-move-so-slowly” pick is:  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

{Review} A Cruel Courtship – Candace Robb

{Review} A Cruel Courtship – Candace Robb

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A Cruel Courtship is the last book in the Margaret Kerr series. Set in Scotland in 1297, just before the Battle of Stirling Bridge, this book ties up several of the loose threads that have been left hanging over Margaret’s head. It also allows Robb to ‘retire’ Margaret from her role, gently writing her out. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2016 in 2016 Reading Challenge, Books

 

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{Review} A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar – Suzanne Joinson

{Review} A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar – Suzanne Joinson

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The story opens just outside Kashgar, (Western China) in 1923. The opening is toe-curlingly painful to read as an eleven year old girl, clearly too young to give birth, dies in labour. Throughout A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar, Joinson does not shy away from the gruesome. Everything from abortion in the 1920s’, to Tayeb’s experiences as an illegal immigrant from Yemen, to the (nauseating) extremities that people in cults will go to to obtain ‘enlightenment’ are examined. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2016 in Books

 

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