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The Classics Spin #17: what I got

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The Classics Club
2016-2020

The Classics Spin #17

Twitter hashtag: #ccspin

For Classics Spin #14, I got #1: A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
For Classics Spin, #15, I got #12: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
For Classics Spin, #16, I got #4: Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc

For Classics Spin, #17, I got #3: The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe

The Face of Another

I’m really thrilled, because I really like Japanese literature. I have already read his The Woman in the Dunes, which is a weird story. I like his writing however, so I’m curious to discover another book by him.

So I have until end of April to read and review it.
It’s never too late to challenge yourself to (re)discover the classics and connect and have fun with other Classics lovers. See what this is all about.

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IF YOU ARE MEMBER OF THE CLASSICS CLUB,
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Book review: Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

Arsene Lupin

Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

by Maurice Leblanc
Published in 1907
Genres: Mystery, Detective, Classics, France, Short Stories
Pages: 279
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Yesterday, I explained to you how 2017 was a Sherlock Holmes year for me.  He seemed to pursue me even further, as the latest Classics Club spin, #16, fell on Arsène Lupin, gentleman-cambrioleur, a somewhat French equivalent to the detective adventures, as I explain below. I obviously read it in French, but present here the cover and the title in English: Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief. 

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The Classics Spin #16: what I got

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#theclassicsclub

The Classics Club
2016-2020

The Classics Spin #16

Twitter hashtag: #ccspin

For Classics Spin #14, I got #1: A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
For Classics Spin, #15, I got #12: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
For Classics Spin, #16, I got #4: Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc.

I’m really thrilled, because:

  • it’s a French classic
  • it’s a mystery, and I’m in a mystery mood
  • perfect timing, as I recently finished reading ALL of Sherlock Holmes, plus The Sherlock Holmes Book (DK Publishing), which does open to major other mystery classics – such as Arsène Lupin. It will be interesting to compare characters and plot.

So I have until end of December to read and review it.
It’s never too late to challenge yourself to (re)discover the classics and connect and have fun with other Classics lovers. See what this is all about.

HAVE YOU READ THESE TITLES?
WHAT DID YOU THINK?

IF YOU ARE MEMBER OF THE CLASSICS CLUB,
WHAT IS YOUR #4?

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