Watership Down

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.” ― Richard Adams, Watership Down Watership Down... Continue Reading →

The Great Gatsby

“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story... Continue Reading →

Go Set a Watchman

“Every man’s island, Jean Louise, every man’s watchman, is his conscience. There is no such thing as a collective conscious.” ― Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman Go Set a Watchman is a novel by Harper Lee published in 2015. After 55 years we now have a sequel to famous To Kill a Mockingbird. I... Continue Reading →

The Unknown Soldier

“God damn you, I’ll put a bullet through the first one of you who takes a step back­ward!” ― Väinö Linna, The Unknown Soldier The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas) is author Väinö Linna's first major novel and his other major work besides Under the North Star. Published in 1954, it is a story about the... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Cities

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities  is 16th novel of Charles Dickens published in 1859. It's set (as title tells) in two cities: London and Paris... Continue Reading →

How- To Give Children Dreams

“The witching hour, somebody had once whispered to her, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world all to themselves.” ― Roald Dahl, The BFG The BFG is... Continue Reading →

Finland’s Literary Treasure

“A strong desire derives a person straight through the hardest rock.” ― Aleksis Kivi, Seven Brothers Aleksis Kivi's Seven Brothers is Finland's most celebrated literary treasure.  It was published in 1870 and  it’s one of the first novels written in Finnish language. I am not a fan of Finnish classics but I do see why... Continue Reading →

A Tale of a Wolf

“White Fang knew the law well: to oppress the weak and obey the strong.” ― Jack London, White Fang I only first read this book on day before yesterday. For many years, I have wanted to read this classic and I have wondered what kind of novel this is. Somehow I imagined that it would... Continue Reading →

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