Dystopic science-fiction worlds: The Chrysalids and The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (mini book reviews)

John Wyndham is one of the authors I discovered through Ariel Bissett - the only booktuber I follow - in this video about classics. Funnily enough, in the video she explained how she hated The Chrysalids because of her teacher at that time ... no idea what convinced me to read the book she hated … Continue reading Dystopic science-fiction worlds: The Chrysalids and The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (mini book reviews)

Time travelling and life on the Moon: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (book review)

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel presented itself as the awaited opportunity to discover the writer I heard so often about ... yes, you guessed it, I refer to her other book, Station Eleven. I avoided to read Station Eleven as much as I could, simply because I did not want to read … Continue reading Time travelling and life on the Moon: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (book review)

The dark side of fame and First Contact: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (book review)

Ariel Bissett, one of the few people I follow on Youtube, mentioned during this video about "A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor". I was very intrigued by the long name. But is was a sequel, so I had to start with the first book - "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing". I started reading it with no expectations, and … Continue reading The dark side of fame and First Contact: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (book review)

The idealistic creator and his Creature: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (book review)

What images come to your mind when you read or hear the word "Frankenstein"? A scary monster, crazy experiments, a lab with fuzzy light, a mad scientist, horror slow-motion scenes? Well, let me tell you this is NOT the image you get when reading the book written by Mary Shelley. "Frankenstein" was one of the … Continue reading The idealistic creator and his Creature: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (book review)