Life is more mystery than misery

(or at least, that's what I like to think)

De profundis, a very personal long letter from prison by Oscar Wilde.

De profundis  ( epistola: in carcere et vinculis) is a pretty long letter of more than 150 pages, written in 1897 by Oscar Wilde to his lover, Alfred Douglas, while … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Going Out, by Scarlett Thomas

I didn’t even know this book existed. I mean, I ‘ve read Scarlett Thomas before, as you can see here and here, but I didn’t know there were five novels … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Blink, the power of thinking without thinking

Ever since I read Outliers I made it a challenge of mine to read all Gladwell’s books, and better soon tan later. As I am a woman who intends to … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Red House, by Mark Haddon

I had been waiting for Haddon’s third fiction novel since Christmas, and I finally got it by mail two months ago: an ideal purchase to add to my summer Reading … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Outliers, by Malcom Gladwell

An outlier is, by definition, a scientific term to describe things or phenomena that lie outside normal experience. So people who are outliers are men and women who, for one … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

I is for innocent

This is one of the best and more entertaining Kinsey Milhone adventures that I ‘ve read so far. Sue Grafton doesn’t disappoint their fans with this one in which our … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Freedom

This is the third novel from 2001 National Book Award winner, Jonathan Franzen (The corrections). First published by Fourth Estate-London in 2010, this more than 700 pages novel is an … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Double Booked for Death

Double booked for death is the first book from the new series “Black cat bookshop mystery” by Ali Brandon (Diane A.S Stuckart), who begun writing acclaimed historical romances as Alexa … Continue reading

January 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Oscar Wilde and the ring of death

This is the second book of the Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries by Gyles Brandreth, writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip – and one of Britain’s most sought-after award ceremony … Continue reading

December 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook

If you are a Holmes fan like me, you’ll really like this one. The Sherlock Holmes Handbook is a nonfiction book about the methods and mysteries of the world’s greatest … Continue reading

December 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Life, by Keith Richards

“This is the life. Believe it or not I haven’t forgotten any of it. Thanks and praises. “ That’s the first you’ll read when you open the cover of Life, … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Great Gatsby

First published in 1925, this novel definitely positioned its author, F. Scott Fitzgerald as a serious and talented writer; being T.S. Eliot among the first to comment on the book, … Continue reading

December 7, 2011 · 2 Comments

Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

This collection of eleven short stories by Richard Yates (1926 – 1992) was first published in 1962, the same year that his first novel, Revolutionary Road, was nominated for the … Continue reading

December 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Our tragic universe

This is Thomas best novel, along with The end of Mr. Y. I did read it two summers ago while in holiday and, although I jotted down a quick review … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Auntie Mame

Auntie Mame is modern classic novel by Patrick Dennis (1921-1976), whose real name was Edward Everett Tanner III.  First published by Vanguard Press in 1955, after being turned down by … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Smart women read between the lines, reader’s journal

This is an unusual book review since we are talking more of a notebook, or maybe a book to fill by writing with your unique style, ideas and preferences about … Continue reading

November 24, 2011 · 1 Comment

Las estrellas mueren de noche y otros casos de Dan Turner, detective de Hollywood.

Este recopilatorio -publicado por la editorial Valdemar dentro de su colección “El Club Diógenes”-  es una selección de cinco historias cortas de las más de tres mil que escribió y … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

When you are engulfed in Flames

This is the title of the last David Sedaris book, first published in Britain by Little Brown, and then reprinted by Abacus several times. The author presents 22 biographical short … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Mr. Chartwell

Mr. Chartwell is the debut novel of Rebecca Hunt, a fine arts graduate who lives and works in London. First published by Fig Tree in 2010 and then picked up … Continue reading

October 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

The imperfectionists

This is the debut novel of Tom Rachman, a young writer and journalist who has worked as a correspondent for the Associated Press, stationed in Rome, and as an editor … Continue reading

September 15, 2011 · 2 Comments

The financial lives of the poets

This compassionate, brilliant and brilliantly funny book is the fifth novel of Jess Walters, a former National Book Award finalist and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and also … Continue reading

September 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

Muse ( a review with little amusement)

It’s been actually the first time I have finished a book with a great effort and, most importantly, the first time I have had the urge to throw it against … Continue reading

August 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

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