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‘The Vegetarian’ – Book Review

The Vegetarian by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith, won the Man Booker International Prize in 2016. This is what initially drew me to the book, as I had yearned to expand my repertoire, and read books written by foreign authors, but many of the translations I have seen have been read more

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The Quiet American- Review

Unfortunately, when reading books at university, often the texts chosen for you are either written in the eighteenth century (and are basically as intelligible as hieroglyphics), or are so long and tedious that you resort to summaries online just to be able to know what you’re talking read more

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Self-help for the help-reluctant

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘self-help’? Probably what I think – I don’t have time, it’s all the same gibberish, it’s too convoluted and complex to practically apply it to my everyday routine. I hear you. I understand the reluctance to read spiritual guidance – life i read more

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Brave New World

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” – Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, 1932. Whenever you read something that makes you question everything, it usually stays with you long after you’ve finished the book; read more

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