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Quick Review: The House of Wael

It again feels rather like cheating to count this as a book I read, being so short, but more important is the fact that it’s not meant to be read on its own. It’s written in an odd style, intentionally confusing, hard to follow, lacking background information and constantly broken up by all those notes […]

Quick Review: Oathbringer

The handwriting on the illustrations in the mass market paperback edition is still hard to read, and page margins also sometimes make it hard to see the beginning or end of lines. And, while Shallan’s sections still shine, the book’s first part includes more of what I call human filth and is rather dull despite […]

Quick Review: Seneca despre libertate (Seneca About Freedom)

Received this booklet after volunteering for something, even if there was some confusion and I arrived when the work was nearly done. It’s a selection from the Moral Letters to Lucilius and I just went through it quickly, so I won’t comment much. There’s little point to comment on the writing of something that’s some […]

Quick Review: Thief

Maybe the book itself isn’t quite as unimaginative as its title, but it’s not far either. It’s easy to read and I could “see” what was going on, but that’s likely less thanks to the writing and more because it’s such a typical setting. The world and action are what you’d expect, the heroes are […]

Quick Review: Ali and Nino

Another classic, so of course I didn’t like it. Didn’t particularly dislike it either, but that was mainly due to giving it the benefit of the doubt, first because I don’t know how much was lost in the Romanian translation I read. There were even a number of typos and obvious mistakes, but I also […]