Matt Haig – How to Stop Time

Matt Haig – How to Stop Time August 20, 2019

Score: 9/10 (possibly 10)  There is nothing quite like finishing a good book.  It’s almost midnight and you know you gonna be tired tomorrow, but still, it’s only what? 20 pages? You gauge by the look of the book.  You check again if there isn’t some acknowledgments or something, which you certainly won’t be reading, to learn it’s probably even less.   And you read.   No, you don’t read it anymore, you flight over it, because you just HAVE…

Mario Puzo – Fools Die

Mario Puzo – Fools Die October 18, 2018

Score: 9/10 What?! I’ve told you Puzo is an automatic 8 and this is one is one of his better ones. And I’m sorry for pressing “play” to The Godfather’s theme song in your head, but I will need to turn it off. Not too sorry though, as although vast majority deems Puzo as mobsters-related-books writer, his other books are just as good, if not better. I know we all often read to run away from the normalities of our everyday’s…

Bram Stoker – Dracula

Bram Stoker – Dracula September 27, 2018

Score: 9/10 I DON’T CARE! That presumably: …he has never visited Romania. …he was “just” a mad Irishman. (Quoting Paulo Coelho’s The Which of Portobello in here.) …he described (us) Slovaks to be the strangest figures of this region, being “more barbarian than the rest…yet very harmless and rather wanting in natural self-assertion.” (I don’t get too offended by this, at the end of the day, I really am rather wanting in natural self-assertion.) …he has put Transylvania’s reputation to…

Marek Herman – (Find your own Martian!) Najdete si sveho martana!

Marek Herman – (Find your own Martian!) Najdete si sveho martana! September 26, 2018

Score: 9/10 “How are we supposed to get this one now?” I see you constant-complainers going at me again. I do realize that it is available only in Czech and if my decision to write my reviews in English has been a questionable one, now it doesn’t make sense at all, and yet… This is not me not caring about you though, this is me wanting you to finally do something. I want you to raise your voice and scream…

Paulo Coelho – The Pilgrimage

Paulo Coelho – The Pilgrimage September 26, 2018

Score: 8.5/10 Yes! Finally! We have been fighting (like a real deal fist fight) with dogs, evoking our personal devils and doing many other crazy things, and yet, it’s a must read (almost). This is Paolo at his earnest. I understand it’s his first one and that is, I assume, the reason it is so pure and innocent. I mean, there is still plenty of the ego, and it being yet another autobiographical piece, makes it still too Coelhish, but…

Marian Keyes – The Break

Marian Keyes – The Break September 6, 2018

Score: 9/10 HESITATION! There is no book I’ve ever started the relationship with more hesitation than with this one. I’m on the airport, heading for my surf trip (on my own – no family, friends, nothing…) and I read those few lines, they tease us with, on the backside of the book and I go “hmmm, interesting…” But then again, I’m not going for such a break myself, I don’t run away, because I can’t cope with my ordinary life….

Dan Brown – The Lost Symbol

Dan Brown – The Lost Symbol September 5, 2018

Score: 9/10 ((You can skip this part until… This is, quite frankly, my favorite book of his and although I might infuriate all my American followers, I will say this. -> My only problem with it is that I have hard times to get excited about the history which goes ALL the way back to 19th century.(Don’t you just love me when I get cherry-picking European all over you and all of a sudden start to prefer quantity over quality?!…

Osho – Sex – A Quantum Leap From Sin to Fun

Osho – Sex – A Quantum Leap From Sin to Fun September 5, 2018

Score: 9/10 (extra points for the powerful powerful message and my emotional involvement) Antree This might sound like a blasphemy, as, I understand, some consider Osho to be equivalent of Jesus or any other prophet and I won’t argue with that. As you shall see, I have nothing but the utmost respect for both him as his teachings. No kidding! Let’s start juicy though, mind you? While reading this book and this book only (I have added and will add…

J.K. Rowling – The Casual Vacancy

J.K. Rowling – The Casual Vacancy August 17, 2018

Score: 9/10 Disclaimer: All the Harry Potters are 10s and that’s the end of discussion! And so you naturally think that this book is going to stink, as it’s supposed to be about something completely different and J.K. is not a serious novel writer and there is no way in the hell that she can pull that off. And so you naturally start to read it with disgust and as biased as one can be. You try to see her…

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