Reader’s Insight

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Book reviews and recommendations

  • MOBY DICK BY HERMAN MELVILLE

    “There is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of man.”― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale Moby-Dick is a novel by Herman Melville, in which the narrator, Ishmael, befriends Queequeg, a South Seas harpooner, and together they look for a whaling crew. Eventually, they join Captain Ahab […]

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  • AT NIGHT ALL BLOOD IS BLACK BY DAVID DIOP

    Winner of the 2021 International Booker Prize “We are more than brothers because we chose each other as brothers.”― David Diop, At Night All Blood is Black This story is about Alfa and Mademba, two of the many Senegalese soldiers fighting in the Great War. Together they climb dutifully out of trenches to attack France’s […]

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  • HAMNET BY MAGGIE O’FARRELL

    “What is given may be taken away, at any time. Cruelty and devastation wait for you around corners, inside coffers, and behind doors: they can leap out at you at any time, like a thief or brigand. The trick is never to let down your guard. Never think you are safe. Never take for granted […]

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