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    Book review: The Culture Map

    Book review of The Culture Map This is a book review of “The Culture Map – Decoding how people think, lead, and get things done across cultures” by Erin Meyer. This is one of those books I picked up in the personal development section at an airport. Because naturally I had run out of reading material already. If you want to have a look at what I am currently reading, feel free to find me on Goodreads. Summary “Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is…

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    Book review: Men without Women by Haruki Murakami

    Men without women by Haruki Murakami The collection of short stories titled “Men without women” by Haruki Murakami, consist of 7 short tellings of love, loneliness and losing. Centered around men and their perceptions of women. Summary “Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are lovesick doctors, students, ex-boyfriends, actors, bartenders, and even Kafka’s Gregor Samsa, brought together to tell stories that speak to us all” This summary is borrowed from www.harukimurakami.com Reading Murakami So, if you’ve followed my blog for a while, you might know already that I am a…

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    Book review: Josie and the Pussycats – volume 1

    Book review of Josie and the Pussycats comic volume 1 This is a book review of the graphic novel/comic “Josie and the Pussycats – volume one” by creators Marguerite Bennett, Cameron Deordio & Audrey Mok. This  comic is as fresh as the Archie comic I reviewed earlier on the blog. Summary of the comic “Grab your cat tails and kitty ears – Josie and the pussycats are back! In this hard-rockin’, hard-to-put-down graphic novel, Josie gets the band together to help her climb to the top of the music world. But rock ‘n’ roll fame isn’t a formula – it takes hard work and killer tunes. Can the girls get…

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    Book review: To be taught if fortunate

    Book review of To be taught if fortunate To be taught if fortunate is a short sci-fi novel by Becky Chambers. I found it via looking through my friends reads on Goodreads, and it looked enticing. Technically, it is categorized as a space opera. Whatever that means. (A quick online search tells me; “a novel, film, or television programme set in outer space, typically of a simplistic and melodramatic nature” – which doesn’t really say anything) To be taught if fortunate by Becky Chambers “In the future, instead of terraforming planets to sustain human life, explorers of the galaxy transform themselves. At the turn of the twenty-second century, scientists make…

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    Book review: The Theater and its double

    Book review of The Theater and its double “The Theatre and its double” by Antonin Artaud is a collection of letters and manifests, in the book I’ve got. It relates the theatre in its broadest sense, to all sorts of phenomenons and events. All wrapped up in Artauds personal attitude towards what constitutes theatre. The theater and its double by Antonin Artaud “The Theater and Its Double is far and away the most important thing that has been written about the theater in the twentieth century…. It should be read again and again …. Artaud oozed magical desires. He was the metaphysician of the theater. – Jean-Louis Barrault. A collection…

  • Necrophiliac by Gabrielle Wittkop
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    Book review: The Necrophiliac by Gabrielle Wittkop

    Book review of The Necrophiliac by Gabrielle Wittkop This book review of The Necrophiliac will perhaps be weird and surprising. As art has a tendency to do, conflicting emotions appeared when reading The Necrophiliac. The subject in itself is quite morbid and disturbing, but here’s what the book did! The Necrophiliac by Gabrielle Wittkop “A Parisian antique dealer with a lust for corpses indulges his macabre fetish in this faux shocking novella by the late Wittkop (1920–2002). It’s written in a diary format that plainly records the thoughts and actions of Lucien, a middle-aged man of some means who suffers a terrible loneliness that can only be assuaged by having…

  • What I read in May 2020
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    What I read in May 2020

    What I read in May 2020 It’s time to find out what I read in May 2020. Let’s wrap up the month and see what books I read, liked, didn’t like and more. I’ll also dive into a few readathons I’ve participated in. Maybe I made progress on my reading challenges in May 2020? First of all, I just want to stress the fact that I don’t see reading as a competition and I do have months where I don’t read anything, and other times where I read a lot of books. It all depends on my mood, my sparetime and whatever else is going on.  So please, don’t feel…