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World's End by T.C. Boyle

World's End is beautifully written, crafted with much care and a great attention to detail. The writer is obviously talented. Nevertheless, it is not an easy book to read. This novel gave me nightmares. Literally. It handles some difficult topics, from addiction to violence, from racism to modern politics. It is not a light read, that's for sure. I don't regret reading it, though. I'm glad that I didn't gave up on it, even if I was tempted to do so. This novel is well worth the trouble.  One thing I'm sure of - T.C. Boyle is a writer I need to read more from. This was actually my first novel by this author, but it probably won't be my last. I'm really looking forward to reading more from him.

Here follows what I wrote about this novel on my Instagram account about a week ago (first impressions are always important!): 'I have finally read it! T.C. Boyle is without a doubt, an uniquely talented writer! World's End is an ambitious novel, with a very…

I, Robot, a novel by Isaac Asimov (book review and recommendation)


Recently I published a review of this book on my goodreads profile (here) and today it is time to review it here on my blog as well. So, what kind of novel is it? It is a science fiction novel, published in 1950 and  one could say that is one very typical of Asimov's style. Famous three laws of robotics originated in this novel. Or should we credit the story it appears in as being the first? What story you might ask? Isn't this a novel? Well, this novel is actually a collection of 9 short stories. They were originally published in two American science fiction magazines. However, when he was putting them together for this edition, Asimov made some changes and those changes were for the better. Mainly, he added a framed narrative that functions quite well. So, yes I, Robot is written as a serious of stories featuring a group of individuals crucial for the development of robotics, but it still functions as a novel. I suppose these stories could …