Category: Arm Chair Critic – The Joy of reviewing a book

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” Mark Twain

Book of the Week – “The Elephant’s Journey” by Jose Saramago – A pachyderm and the very perspective of life

This fascinating piece of fiction from the Portuguese master has to, in my humble opinion, rank amongst the top of the pile of his ingenious and enviable works. This poignant, persuasive and almost polemic narrative describes the journey of an endearing Solomon a pachyderm, who after being anointed as a wedding gift for the archduke …

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“Penguins Stopped Play” by Harry Thompson

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all” Oscar Wilde One book which perfectly fits the category of the aforementioned quote of the genius is the memorable “Penguins Stopped Play – eleven village cricketers take on the world” by the late Harry Thompson. …

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