Book review: The Library of Lost and Found

The Library of Lost and FoundThe Library of Lost and Found
by Phaedra Patrick
Park Row Books

March 26, 2019
Genre: Contemporary women’s fiction
352 pages

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With many other readers, I really enjoyed one of Phaedra Patricks’ previous novel, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper. I actually never took time to write a review about it, but I really liked the characters and the plot, as Arthur leaves his routine and follows the spirit of adventure as he is led from an object to the next. So I was expecting a lot from The Library of Lost and Found.

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Book review: Four soldiers

Four Soldiers

Four Soldiers
by Hubert Mingarelli
Translated by
Sam Taylor
The New Press

10/09/2018
Originally published as Quatre soldats
in 2003
Genre: Literary fiction
160 pages

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The second book I read for the Man Booker International 2019 longlist was translated from the French. I’m ashamed I had never even heard of its author, even though Mingarelli wrote over twenty novels, won major awards, such as Le Prix Médicis, and one of his other novels was nominated for the  Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

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Book review: At Dusk

At Dusk

At Dusk
by Hwang Sok-Yong
Translated by
Sora Kim-Russell
Scribe Publications

10/01/2018
Genre: Literary fiction
192 pages

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And so, it begins!
This is my first review for the Man Booker International Prize 2019 longlist (#MBI2019), as part of the Shadow Panel.

I begin today with At Dusk, translated from the Korean.
The reason I started reading this one is just that it was the first book on the list I was able to get right away. And that will be my criterion for reading the list: I’ll just read the books as they come my way.
Hwang Sok-yong is presented as South Korea’s most renowned novelist. He has won many literary awards in his country and abroad.

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