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25 Weeks, 25 Stories | Week 1: Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa

 Everything is fair in love and war. A motto Sunil (Shah Rukh Khan) completely relies on when it comes to winning his love. Sunil does not hesitate to speak ill of… 668 more words

25 Weeks, 25 Stories

Josef Skvorecky: The Engineer of Human Souls

This is one of my all-time favourite books, and I’ve just read it for the fifth time, according to my records; I was somewhat astonished to see, however, than I hadn’t picked it up since the end of the last century… 683 more words


Miss Silver's Past by Josef Škvorecký #bookreview

Miss Silver’s Past by the Czech author Josef Škvorecký is a book I wish I had not read.

It started off reasonably well if not in stellar fashion, but a quarter of the way through the cracks began to show. 1,056 more words

Book Reviews

23 February: Detective Stories for a Post-Truth Age

We are told that we are living in a ‘post-truth age’. The President of the United States has his staff put out alternative facts – or lies – when the verifiable truth is uncomfortable. 319 more words

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