Back to the Classics 2017, Book reviews

Back to the Classics, 2017 Wrap Up

What a fascinating third year of the Back to the Classics challenge. This challenge suits me, my personality is satisfied by reading of varied classics. What I like it's to go for at least one solid and intimidating classic, some well established ones, fun classics, minor classics, and obscure classics. I'll tell you a bit… Continue reading Back to the Classics, 2017 Wrap Up

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Back to the Classics 2017, Book reviews, Spanish Authors, Spanish Books, Translation

El Jarama, The River

El Jarama, (The River), ★★★★ by Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio 1955, Premio Nadal of the same year, also Premio de la Crítica de narrativa castellana, 1957 One of the best 100 novels in Spanish in the XIX century I’ve changed my reviewing method. This is a full star, ★, and this a half star, ✫ ★★★★★ Not to miss,… Continue reading El Jarama, The River

Back to the Classics 2017, Biography, Book reviews, The Classics Club

10 Fingers for God

Review for Back to the Classics 2017, and Classics Club. Title: Ten Fingers for God, ★★★★✫ by  Dorothy Clarke Wilson, 1965 My Rating System ★★★★★ Not to miss, worth re-reading ★★★★    Books that surely have stayed with me. ★★★       Very enjoyable read, recommendable. ★★          Meh. Nothing remarkable. ★             Run. The half star, ✫, would make it closer to the higher category,… Continue reading 10 Fingers for God

Back to the Classics 2017, Book reviews, The Classics Club

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen, ★★★★ Written in 1803, published in 1817 This is my grading system ★★★★★ Not to miss, worth re-reading ★★★★    Books that surely have stayed with me. ★★★       Very enjoyable read, recommendable. ★★          Meh. Nothing remarkable. ★             Run. I bet most of you know Northanger Abbey was written as a satire of the Gothic novels of the… Continue reading Northanger Abbey

Back to the Classics 2017, Book reviews, The Classics Club

After You, Marco Polo, Take II

I read After You Marco Polo for the first time in 2014. I loved traveling with the Shors, Franc and Jean. Their adventure of recreating the Marco Polo travels has no equal. They went to places that are still remote, and they did this at a time that's never to come anymore (before cell phones,… Continue reading After You, Marco Polo, Take II

Back to the Classics 2017, Book reviews, The Classics Club

Los hermanos Karamazov

Los hermanos Karamazov, Dostoevsky, ★★★★★ Not to miss, worth re-reading From Wikisource, The Brothers Karamazov is the last novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger from Janurary 1879… Continue reading Los hermanos Karamazov

Back to the Classics 2017, Classics, The Classics Club

Pavilion of Women

This review doubles up for the Back to the Classics, and the first completed title in my Classics Club list. Pavilion of Women, by Pearl S. Buck, 1946 Listened to book by Oasis Audio My rating, ★★★✫ Last year I read a few titles about China and Japan. My favorite was The Makioka Sisters. The Makioka Sisters… Continue reading Pavilion of Women

Back to the Classics 2017, Book reviews

Planet of the Apes, a book review

Planet of the Apes, by Pierre Boulle Published in 1963, 128 pages, Science Fiction My Rating, ★★★✫ Did you know that Planet of the Apes was a book? I didn't. Until we went to watch a play production of Charlotte's Webb, and my friend Tara told me she had loved this book. I read it in Spanish,… Continue reading Planet of the Apes, a book review

Back to the Classics 2017, Book reviews, Trollope

Doctor Thorne, Book Review

by Anthony Trollope read by David Shaw-Parker My Rating, ★★★★ Before I review the book, I want to present you my new rating system inspired by a recent blogger I've found.   This is a full star, ★, and this a half star, ✫ ★★★★★ Not to miss, worth re-reading. And now, what? (One feels at loss after an… Continue reading Doctor Thorne, Book Review