A rouge’s life – Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins is one of my favourite authors. I just love his characters, mostly because they are not what you would think of as common main characters. In The Woman in White, you have a female lead solving the mystery and saving the day. In The Moonstone you have a foppish landlord, the villain in... Continue Reading →


The War With the Newts – Karel Čapek

Captain van Toch, in search of pearls, finds a lagoon where newt-like creatures, about the size of a ten-years-old, live. He gets a wonderful plan.  The reality is a war, with the newts (I hope I don’t spoil anything by mentioning the title of the book). I know some have read this book with a... Continue Reading →

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

I was looking forward to reading Bleak House for years. I heard it was a well written, thou complex, book which you had to “work” for. I like books I have to “work” for, thou with work I do not mean boring or completely outside of my level of competence. I wanted a book that... Continue Reading →

The Double – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Imagine you try to enter a party, but are scoffed by your host. Walking home in the snow, confused, in the dark, almost alone on a bridge, you see a man identical to yourself. The Double is one of Dostoyevsky’s most famous novellas. However, I wanted to promote The Double considering Dostoyevsky’s novellas are not... Continue Reading →

Hans of Iceland by Victor Hugo

What do you do when one of France’s, if not the world’s, most famous authors places his first novel in your country (Norway)? I don’t think there is one solution that fits everyone, but I chose to read and review it. I must admit I haven’t read any of Victor’s other works. I know of... Continue Reading →

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