Book review: Quichotte

Quichotte

Quichotte
by Salman Rushdie
Penguin/RandomHouse
9/3/2019
Literary Fiction
416 pages

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As you may know, I recently finished reading the whole of Don Quixote – yes even book 2! Phew!
As I was slowly slowly reaching the end, I heard about Salman Rushdie’s new book: Quichotte. I thought this was the perfect coincidence to discover this new to me author, I know I know, it’s about time.
I have listened to some conferences by him, I especially remember one where he talks about the books that were important in his life. I was awed by his vast culture, and he reminded me in that respect, and with his humor as well, of Umberto Eco, who used to be a close friend of his.
I’m really glad I went into new territory and read Quichotte, here is why:

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Book review: Diary of a Murderer

Diary of a Murderer

Diary of a Murderer,
and Other Stories
by Young-Ha Kim
Mariner Books
4/16/2019
Mystery/South Korean Literature
208 pages

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I usually don’t read short stories. Not sure why I originally requested Diary of a Murderer, as the subtitle clearly states there is more than one story in the volume. I guess I was secretly hoping they were all connected, but they are not. 

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Book review: The Sentence is Death

The Sentence is Death

The Sentence is Death,
by Anthony Horowitz
HarperCollins
05/28/2019
Mystery/Detective
384 pages

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A new book by Horowitz is always a treat. Especially having read The Word is Murder, with its unique inserting of the real life author in the narrative fabric of the mystery, I couldn’t wait to see what would happen to Anthony and Hawthorne in volume 2: The Sentence is Death.

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