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The Reader
I have the feeling there's more than one way of looking at this book. On one hand it can be viewed as a bildungsroman, it follows Michael Berg since t ...more
Feb 2009
Nov 03, 2008
El juego del ángel
My, oh my! I had such great expectations from the book - I know, it's not fair - and I was so disappointed about how it ends I actually don't know any ...more
Jan 18, 2010
Nov 26, 2009
Jurnalul unei fete greu de mulţumit
De ce-ar trebui citit jurnalul lui Jeni Acterian

NU pentru ca i-a cunoscut personal pe Eugen Ionescu, Mircea Eliade, Emil Cioran sau altii. Nici pentru
Oct 2007
Sep 09, 2008
Shorter but definitely darker than The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game. I wish someone made an animation based on the book, it has tons of pot ...more
Jan 03, 2011
Dec 26, 2010
The Sea, the Sea
Truth be told, I was scared of the book. Scared of its length, scared I might not like it enough to finish it (I'm very frustrated when I can't finish ...more
Jul 11, 2010
Jul 01, 2010
Girl With a Pearl Earring
I don't know if it has to do with my vacation days or the fact that I really, but really enjoyed reading this novel, but is was almost impossible to p ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
Requiem for a Dream
I'm quite surprised that many readers regard it as a book about drug addiction and junkies of different types. I (as the title clearly states) mainly ...more
Jan 07, 2009
Jan 03, 2009
Pas cu pas
Am rezistat pina la partea cu fuziunea, pe urma am sarit la poze.

- vreau sa vad zidul lui Perjovschi si sa revad Sibiul, pe care nu l-am ma
not set
Nov 25, 2014
The Magus
Cu ocazia unei ocazii care n-a mai avut loc. Nov. '05. Gasita la curatenia generala prin computer.

Nu mai tin minte exact cine mi-a recomandat “Magicia
Nov 2005
Sep 09, 2008
Of Mice and Men
A piece of jewelery. Set in sunny California - Salinas, during the Great Depression, "Of Mice and Men" is a story of friendship, dreams and loneliness ...more
Dec 31, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
Just Kids
I've known about the book for a long time, but was never really interested in reading it. Then a while ago I stumbled upon one of Patti's mesmerizing ...more
Jan 08, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
The Bastard of Istanbul
Entertaining? Yes. Lively characters? Absolutely. Page turner? By all means. It is what I call the perfect book for holiday. One might as well conside ...more
Jul 30, 2009
Jul 26, 2009
The Woman in the Dunes
I don’t remember how I first came to read this book a few years ago, since I’m neither into Japanese authors nor into Existentialism. Anyway, being an ...more
Apr 03, 2010
Sep 24, 2008
Never Let Me Go
Ishiguro's novel is totally different from everything else I've read before. It's quite handy to call it science fiction or dystopia, but somehow it's ...more
Jan 27, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
Cakes and Ale
Random reading. I wanted to read Maugham and I chose this one for no particular reason. I was almost tempted to put the book back on the shelf because ...more
Nov 25, 2008
Nov 21, 2008
The Autobiography of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes
Reading an interview with Kyle MacLachlan recently, I remembered about this book and the Twin Peaks series I used to watch with my whole family on Sat ...more
not set
May 19, 2010
Scriitorii din generatia mea sint foarte misto. Parc-am fi fost colegi de scoala si povestim, cind ne reintilnim, mai stii ba, Norii negri, ce serial ...more
Nov 28, 2014
Nov 25, 2014
Şi Hams Şi Regretel
Se intimpla uneori (mie destul de des), ca atunci cind iti place prima carte a unui autor sa ai asteptari mari de la urmatoarea. Plecind de la premisa ...more
Dec 31, 2009
Nov 26, 2009
Un om sfirsit
Mixed feelings. Aveam impresia despre Papini ca va fi revelatia inceputului de an; ce bine ca e si el un muritor ca noi ceilalti, as fi fost prea comp ...more
Jan 03, 2009
Dec 17, 2008
Supuse sau rebele - doua versiuni ale feminitatii
Am citit Prin perdea acum cîțiva ani, victimă a unei recenzii bune ce sînt, și mi-a plăcut destul de mult. Recunosc că am uitat în totalitate stilul ( ...more
May 20, 2013
May 20, 2013
Breakfast at Tiffany's
I've seen the film (which is excellent, if you ask me) quite many times so I wasn't exactly blown by the book. But I loved it anyway.

The instant sh
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
The White Castle
Pamuk’s talent for storytelling is definitely unquestionable. Well, OK, you can disagree, I don’t care.
I loved the setting; it was basically the main
May 17, 2010
May 14, 2010
Lord of the Flies
I think I expected more from this book. I started it 7 years ago and stopped reading it, because I found it too boring, I guess. I suppose it’s a good ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 21, 2008
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
Never thought Linguistics can be so much fun! Too many details to discuss. But if you ever wondered why, for instance, "you" has the same form for bot ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
Of Love and Other Demons
Yummy, captivating reading, from the very first sentence. There's a lot of blah about the book, just look around, plenty of reviews and opinions; ever ...more
Sep 22, 2010
Sep 21, 2010
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
An interesting and pretty original idea. Since it's a story, it moves quite rapidly through Benjamin's life, but you get the point. It reminded me of ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 01, 2009
The Holy Terrors
A sort of surrealist reading. A love and hate experience of two orphan siblings (Paul, Elisabeth) which includes games (The Game, actually - their gam ...more
Mar 15, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
Franny and Zooey
Awesome 4th reading. It took me ten sittings or so to finish it this time, which is unusual, but it also gave me time to chew and digest things differ ...more
Jan 06, 2013
Sep 03, 2008
A Severed Head
Oh, Iris, what have you done to me? How will I ever be able to read one of your books again? If I stop here and now it's only because of you!

May 08, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Memorii. 1907-1960
Aşa cum o ştiam din "Romanul adolescentului miop" şi "Gaudeamus". Ticsită de cărţi: ce alt adolescent a adunat pînă la sfîrşitul liceului pes
Dec 05, 2008
Nov 21, 2008
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