I got my hands on this book at the ‘Walled Off Hotel’ in Bethlehem and I thought it would help me better understand the realities and the conflict between Palestine and Israel and their recent history together.
An amazing book on the condition of women in India, written by journalist Elisabeth Bumiller after living for 3 and a half years in India.
I haven’t read any of Chuck Palahniuk’s books before, but I saw Fight Club some years ago, and now I bought three of his books to see what’s the story with this guy. I read Fight Club, Invisible Monsters and Choke. Although everybody said that Fight Club is his best book, my favorite is definitely Choke.
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I bought ‘The Beautiful and Damned‘ just because I remembered that I enjoyed somewhere in high-school ‘The great Gatsby’. The introduction said that the action happens in the same era, so I said why not. I didn’t have too many expectations from this book, I imagined I would enjoy reading it, but in the end I actually loved it.
If I think about the books that I enjoyed the most, Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex is definitely on my top 5. It’s one of those books that got my attention from the first rows and that I enjoyed until I finished reading all the 600 pages.
It starts like this :
“I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver’s license…records my first name simply as Cal.”