Book review: Stone Killer

Stone Killer

Stone Killer
by Dennis M. Day
385 pages
Historical mystery/ Crime Thriller

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If you are from Chicago or know really well your American history, you cannot not associate the name of the city with Al Capone and his Outfit, as was the local mafia group called.

And if you want to know more about its (un)doings and workings, I highly recommend Stone Killer. Click to continue reading

Book review: In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
陰翳礼讃 in 1933
Translated by
Edward G. Seidensticker
and Thomas J. Harper
Leete’s Island Books
56 pages


Last week, I explained how I got lead to wabi sabi and to In Praise of Shadows. This is indeed the main classic book at the root of this Japanese concept highlighting the “wisdom for a perfectly imperfect life” as called by Beth Kempton.
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Book review: Vesper Flights

Vesper Flights

Vesper Flights
by Helen Macdonald
Narrated by
Helen Macdonald
Grove Press
Recorded Books
288 pages


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I was very impressed by Helen MacDonald’s previous book, H is for Hawk, even though I never took time to write a full review back then.
As I received Vesper Flights through (check for ways to get free audiobooks and support independent bookstores – excellent app!), here is my humble effort to convince you to listen to this one.

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