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The Brothers Karamazov – The Finale


After the pace and excitement of part III, I went into part IV with great expectations. Unfortunately, the book does not quite deliver. I expected a lot more from Dmitri's trial. I found these sections (the speeches from the prosecutor and the defense attorney) to be very tedious, with too much speculation, and psychology. All the ...

The Poet


This is the year of thrillers, it seems. Last year, I read lots of young adult and fantasy, but this is the year of thrillers, and here is one more that I am reviewing for you guys. I spent last night wide awake compulsively turning the last 100 odd pages of The Poet by Michael Connelly, ...