Sometimes I think the editors are on vacation when bestselling novels roar through the publishing house. I won’t tell you the title and author, but suffice it to say, when I’m reading what’s advertised as a fast-paced, spy-vs.-spy thriller, I don’t want the action to lurch to a stop while the author uses an entire chapter to describe the upbringing of one of the characters. 952 more words
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Author: Tim Parks
Summary: Tim Parks’s best seller, Italian Neighbors, offered a sparkling, witty, and acutely observed account of an expatriate’s life in a small village outside of Verona. 104 more words
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Meditation is the key for opening the doors of mysteries. In that state man abstracts himself: in that state man withdraws himself from all outside objects; in that subjective mood he is immersed in the ocean of spiritual life and can unfold the secrets of things-in-themselves.