Book review: Sanshiro

Sanshiro

Sanshiro
by Natsume Soseki
First published in Japanese in 1908
Translated by Jay Rubin
With an introduction
by Haruki Murakami
Penguin Classics edition
ISBN13: 9780140455625
2009
Literary fiction/Japanese literature
235 pages

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I recently decided to keep this long format only to review books received for review, and write shorter reviews in my Sunday Posts, right later I finish reading a book.
Well, my review of Sanshiro was getting too long, so here it is by itself. It makes sense, for this amazing classic.
I read it both for the Japanese Literature Challenge, and for The Classics Club (Classics Spin #22).

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Decade of reading 2010-2019: My top 12

Decade of reading 2010-2019
 My top 12

Lots of bloggers are posting about their favorites of this past decade.
So I revisited all my “year of reading” posts, and considered my usual 12 categories.
I have to say, it was really hard to decide between two or three books in several of these categories.

The final choice is based on the quality of the book and on how it stayed with me. I know some books I really enjoyed at the time, but I hardly remember anything about them, so I disregarded those.

MY FAVORITES

click on the covers to access either my review,
or the Goodreads page for the couple of titles I have not reviewed yet

PRINT COPIES​​​

Fiction Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
The Ravens cover Olgas Egg The Years pars-vite-et-reviens-tard

EBOOKS​​​​​​

Fiction Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
1q84 The Blue Consolations of the Forest Un avion sans elle

AUDIOBOOKS​​​​

Fiction              Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
Ready Player One      HHhH The Innovators Sous les vents de Neptune

Interesting to notice that out of 11 authors (there are 2 books by Fred Vargas), 5 of them are actually French.
And 8 books were not originally published in English.

DO YOU HAVE SOME FAVORITES
IN COMMON WITH MINE?

HAPPY NEW DECADE OF READING TO YOU!

Year of reading 2018: Part 1 – My top 14

Year of reading 2018
Part 1
 My top 14

To follow my tradition, here is part 1 of my yearly recap.
There is a total of 3 parts:

  1. my favorites, with my usual categories, see here below
  2. my stats
  3. my fun list with titles

With only 77 books read, this is my most pathetic year in the last decade.
My final choice is based on the quality of the book, on how it resonated with me and my own experience, and on how it stayed with me. Some of these books may actually have got only 4 out 5 Eiffel Towers at the time I read them.

MY FAVORITES

click on the covers to access either my review,
or the Goodreads page for the couple of titles I have not reviewed yet

PRINT COPIES

Fiction Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
Killing Commendatore  The Shadow Land  The Piano shop  Only the Rain

EBOOKS​​​​

Fiction Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
 The Face of Another  The Blue  Conan Doyle for the Defense  The Word is Murder

AUDIOBOOKS​​

Fiction NonFiction Mystery
 Armada Democracy in Chains  Les nymphéas noirs

 

OTHER

GRAPHIC “NOVEL”

Monet

SPIRITUAL BOOK

Modern Orthodox Thinkers

BOOK COVER

On la trouvait plutot jolie

DO YOU HAVE SOME FAVORITES
IN COMMON WITH MINE?

MORE FUN RECAP TOMORROW!

HAPPY NEW YEAR OF READING TO YOU!

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