The Master and Margarita: Mikhail Bulgakov

Long time no post! – I seem to have gotten lost in the world of seminar readings and procedural essays over the last couple of weeks, reading for fun has been put on the back-burner! I had to write a review for this book. It is rare to pick something up and love it, even for me (I seem to feel pretty positively about most … Continue reading The Master and Margarita: Mikhail Bulgakov

The Vegetarian: Han Kang

Translated by – Deborah Smith I could not tell you why I decided to read this book. During my large Waterstones order (honestly, next day delivery on books is fantastic), I happened upon it and it looked pretty interesting. The Vegetarian even won the Man Booker International Prize in 2016. I have never read anything by a Korean author before and was intrigued to try this … Continue reading The Vegetarian: Han Kang

The Ministry of Pain: Dubravka Ugresic

Increasingly, my life appears to be taken over by my dissertation topic and anything that can be related to it. For anyone interested in the 1990s Bosnian conflict itself I cannot recommend strongly enough the 2001 film, No Man’s Land, directed by Danis Tanovic – but if, like me, you search for something a tad more literary and poetic, try The Ministry of Pain. This book addresses … Continue reading The Ministry of Pain: Dubravka Ugresic