Book review: Killing Commendatore

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by  Haruki Murakami
Knopf Publishing Group
10/09/2018

Genre: Literary fiction
688 pages
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In just a few days, I devoured this new 680 page novel by Murakami, and I’m still a bit stunned by its beauty, and disappointed I’m done. So far, I kept saying 1Q84 was my favorite by him, but now Killing Commendatore replaces the top place in my chart.
There’s something in Murakami‘s writing (or I should say, in his translator’s,  kudos to Philip Gabriel!) that I have not find in any other writer to that extent: I will call it a flow.

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Book review: The Phantom of the Opera

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The Phantom of the Opera

Author:
Gaston Leroux
Narrator:
Ralph Cosham

Published in:
1909

Length:
7h35
Blackstone Audio

Genre:
Classics
Horror/Romance

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I know, this is such a shame to be French and not to know anything really about The Phantom of the Opera, in its print form or in its performing arts versions. So I finally took time to listen to it – that’s one of the great advantages of being part of The Classics Club: you finally take time to visit works still unknown to you. I chose the audiobook format, as it was narrated by the amazing Ralph Cosham (who narrates Louise Penny’s series)

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Book review: The Queen of the Night – I love France #180

The Queen of the Night

 

Queen of the Night

Author:
Alexander Chee
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Release date:
February 2, 2016
Pages:
576
ISBN:
9780618663026
also available as ebook
Genre:
historical fiction

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 Une fois n’est pas coutume, this will be a challenging review. I requested this book, because the synopsis sounded so good (bravo to whoever wrote that synopsis, that’s an art!) and I REALLY wanted to love The Queen of the Night, and there are definitely some very good elements in it. But they did not manage to captivate me. Here is why:
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