Book Review # 50: Crime and Punishment

Book Specs Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Translator: Constance Garnett Publisher: Modern Library Publishing Date: 1950 Number of Pages: 532 pages Genre: Suspense, Psychological Fiction, Russian Literature Synopsis In the whole literature of the subtle and mysterious relationship between man and the crimes he commits, Crime and Punishment stands supreme for its insight, its compassion and its […]

Book Review # 47: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

Book Specs Author: Italo Calvino Translator: William Weaver Publisher: Hardcourt Inc. Publishing Date: March 2016 Number of Pages: 260 pages Genre: Postmodernist Fiction   Synopsis If on a winter’s night a traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a […]

Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part IV)

This is a series. Check out the other parts below: Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part I) Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part II) Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part III) The Final Stretch: A Thunderous Uproar in the Mountains Fourteen hours since setting out on this jourey, we […]

Book Review # 40: Midnight’s Children

Book Specs Author: Salman Rushdie Publisher: Penguin Books Publishing Date: 1991 Number of Pages: 533 pages Genre: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism Synopsis Born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, at the precise moment of India’s independence, the infant Saleem Sinai is celebrated in the press and welcomed by Prime Minister Nehru himself. […]

Quotable Quotes # 15: The Secret Life of Bees

Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees is a wonderful coming-of-age story set in the Deep South. With its creative story-telling, it is poignant portrayal of a story that is within all of us. Kidd enamored readers with her interesting narrator and her astute observation of human behavior. Aside from being a powerhouse narrative, The Secret Life […]

Book Review # 35: Thousand Cranes

Book Specs Author: Yasunari Kawabata Translator: Edward G. Seidensticker Publisher: Penguin Classics Publishing Date: 2011 Number of Pages: 101 Genre: Historical, Japanese Literature Synopsis Kikuji has been invited to a tea ceremony by a mistress of his dead father. He is shocked to find there the mistress’s rival and successor, Mrs. Ota, and that the […]