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Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

Lucy Barton is a wonderful discovery, Elizabeth Strout even a greater one.By writing Lucy's character Strout wrote and made a whole world, a world in its complexity and its entirety. Lucy is an unforgettable character, so unique, so different, so lifelike, so herself. She is different than other people around her, she is careful, timid, …

Dinko Mihovilović, Doručak

Činjenica da stvari nisu onakve kakve nam se čine vrlo je nepogodna u životu, ali je zato iznimno zanimljiva u književnosti. Ili je možda, najbolje stvari postaviti pirandelovski, tako je – ako nam se čini. Doručak je na prvi pogled obiteljski roman, obiteljska drama koja prikazuje naizgled savršenu obitelj, koja baš i nije onakva kakvom …

Želimir Periš, Mladenka kostonoga

Kako odrediti zašto neka žena djeluje pametno, mudro, snalažljivo, promišljeno, odmjereno? Radi li se tu o njezinoj stvarnoj pameti ili samo o dojmu pameti? Što se krije iza toga? Mudrost i znanje ili možda činjenica da je vještica ili vila? Mladenka kostonoga roman je koji nam otkriva kako mislimo o drugima i kako interpretiramo druge, …

At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop

Sometimes you strongly dislike a book from the very first page, reading on because of stubbornness or the belief that an International Booker prize winner has to have something more than meets the eye. So, I read on. The plot is this: after the mutilation of Mademba in World War I, Alfa, our narrator, is …

Indelicacy by Amina Cain

In an undetermined time (carriages, candlelight mentioned) in an undetermined place, that could easily be our own time and place or some time in the past, lives an ex cleaning woman, now married to a wealthy man. A cleaning woman who enjoyed her workplace - the museum, enjoyed the paintings and later loved writing about …

The Impossible Fairy Tale by Han Yujoo

This was quite a strange and unsettling read. I am not a sensitive reader, but this was about as much as I could take: a child killing a kitten, abusing and nearly killing a mentally challenged child, a child murdering another child. I was shocked, but at the same timeI had to disentangle the story …

Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

This is a novel firstly about women. In the recent years we have been talking so much about what it means to be a woman, but we seem to be omitting the important parts, the hidden parts, the uncomfortable parts. The things not usually talked about - openly. About periods, breasts, bodies, sex, eggs (here …

My Favourite Books of 2020

Reading is easy, but choosing the best of the books you have read is hard. In this trying year my choice will entail not only the books I thought were the best, most quality books, but books that felt soothing and helpful in stressful times as well. Before I start, here are some honourable mentions: …

Luster by Raven Leilani

A book I was expecting to love, a book I started loving as I started reading it and a book I ended up very disappointed with. There isn’t a greater disappointment for a reader than a book that starts strongly and ends up leaving you indifferent. Luster, a very anticipated debut of 2020 that ended …

Fredrik Backman, Uznemireni ljudi / Anxious People

Scroll down for English Zašto nam je Backman neodoljiv? Zašto nas prisiljava da se ponovno zaljubimo u njegov stil nakon svake novo pročitane knjige? Baš zato što piše duhovite, tople, mile priče o običnim ljudima i svakodnevnom životu. Tjera nas da opet počnemo vjerovati u ono što smo vjerovali kao djeca, u ono što smo …