Reckless: The Petrified Flesh – Cornelia Funke (review)

“Once upon a time…that’s how it always begins.” That is how Cornelia Funke ends the opening chapter of Reckless: The Petrified Flesh, which is incidentally also titled “Once Upon A Time”. Is it any surprise then that the story is inspired by fairy tales? Specifically, the Grimm Fairytales. I first read the book (back then … More Reckless: The Petrified Flesh – Cornelia Funke (review)

The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller (book review)

This is what I wrote on my book Instagram in early February 2017, a few minutes after finishing Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles –  “Usually, before I start reading a book, I will do a bit of research about it online. For this one however I didn’t. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because … More The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller (book review)

Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon (A book review)

“Ordinary facts are arranged within time, strung along its length as on a thread. There they have their antecedents and their consequences, which crowd tightly together and press hard one upon the other without any pause. This has its importance for any narrative, of which continuity and successiveness are the soul. Yet what is to … More Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon (A book review)