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[REVIEW] Les Voleurs de beauté – Pascal Bruckner

Benjamin Toullon arrives at the hospital with a mask on his face and he’s not willing to take it off. A young resident psychiatrist, who’s on duty, takes him as her patient. Soon, when he starts telling his story, she finds out how he met Helene, how he was her ‘entretenu’, and how shallow he […]

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[QUOTES] Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple

1. “I ignored her and threw my head back. Maybe that’s what religion is, hurling yourself off a cliff and trusting that something bigger will take care of you and carry you to the right place.” 2. “You need to be prepared for novel experiences because often they signal danger. If you live in a […]

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[REVIEW] The Forty Rules of Love – Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak, through Rumi and Shams of Tabriz and other characters in this book, taught me a thing or two about love. Not necessarily that I didn’t know them, but reading the way she put it, felt like something new. Original. Told by so many characters, main and secondary, the full picture unfolded just as […]

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[REVIEW] The Storied Life of A.J.Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin

Jersey Girl meets Gilmore Girls, this is what I thought throughout the book. This little read came like a balm after a few sad books and I enjoyed it more than I should have on other given occasion. Full of cliches, it’s shallow here and there, and I would have wanted to know more about […]

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Bătrânul care citea romane de dragoste – Luis Sepulveda

1. „Dobitocul ăla de străin a omorât puii şi mai mult ca sigur l-a rănit pe mascul. Ia uitaţi-vă la cer. Începe să plouă. Încercaţi să vă imaginaţi scena. Femela ieşise la vânat ca să-şi umple burta şi să-i poată alăpta în primele săptămâni de ploaie. Puişorii nu erau înţărcaţi şi masculul a rămas să-i […]

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An Unnecessary Woman – Rabih Alameddine

1. “Yet only in Arabic class were we constantly told that we could not master this most difficult of languages, that no matter how much we studied and practiced, we could not possibly hope to write as well as al-Mutanabbi or, heaven forbid, the apex of the language, the Quran itself. Teachers indoctrinated students, just […]

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