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Jose Saramago – The Elephant’s Journey (2008)

7.5/10 – historical fiction/parable I bought this one as a souvenir from my visit to Portugal, in one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores, the Livraria Lello. Jose Saramago is a Nobel Prize winner for literature, known for The Gospel … Continue reading

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Michael Chabon – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000) Review

9,5/10 Superheroes, history, magical realism The story follows two young Jewish cartoonists who create the superhero The Escapist. You know how superheroes have a tragic past? Batman lost his parents; Superman’s planet was blown up. Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay … Continue reading

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