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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 …

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 …

Lana Bastašić, Uhvati zeca

Kroz perspektivu Sare, pripovjedačice ovog romana, spisateljice, vidimo prošlost i sadašnjost njenog života, vidimo njezino prijateljstvo s Le(j)lom, dječju zaljubljenost u Armina, rat, vjersku i nacionalnu netrpeljivost, bijeg iz Bosne u Irsku i njezin neočekivani nagli povratak. Slijedimo zeca koji skače naprijed i nazad kako bi i njoj i nama pokazao više o svemu, o …

Real Life by Brandon Taylor

Real Life is an emotional, delicate story about real, ordinary life, about what real life makes of us, how life changes and influences people throughout their lives, how it makes them come to conclusions about life itself. It is a story about abuse, rape, cruelty, inequality, racism, (abusive) relationships, insecurities, religious fanaticism and primitivism, the …

How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang

Isn’t it such a shame when a book starts off wonderfully: interesting, dynamic, original, just to continue and end in a completely different tone. By the end How Much of These Hills Is Gold lost all of its novelty and freshness. It turned into unskillfully written chapters filled with incredibility and tackiness. The main thread …