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The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

A partial cover of the Bulgarian edition of Master and Margarita

Edition Published: 2018, First Published: 1967 Language book read in: Bulgarian   Vel’s Perspective: Reading Russian literature is always a bizarre experience for me, even when I know something odd will be going on, I am still amazed at just how odd things become. After reading a collection of Gogol’s short stories I thought I was ready … Continue reading The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

SWORN VIRGIN BY RENE KARABASH

The cover of Sworn Virgin by Rene Karabash

Edition Published: 2018, First Published: 2018 Language book read in: Bulgarian   Nel’s Perspective: Reading Sworn Virgin by Rene Karabash was a unique experience. I was only barely familiar with the concept of a sworn virgin and I honestly thought that this is not something you can access and see for yourself today. But as it turns out, … Continue reading SWORN VIRGIN BY RENE KARABASH

BOXWOOD ASH BY IVAN TRENEV

The cover of Boxwood Ash by Ivan Trenev

Edition Published: 2013, First Published: 1980 Language book read in: Bulgarian   Vel’s Perspective: I have much to say about this book, and even more left to ponder before I can formulate it into coherent sentences. Up until this point Nelly and I challenged each other with books in English, most of which in the Gothic genre. I … Continue reading BOXWOOD ASH BY IVAN TRENEV

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Partial cover of Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Nel’s Perspective The short version of this review would be – I loved it! I spent the last few months reading books, which included either copious amounts of gore or dark/existential philosophical musings, and honestly, I was waiting to find a book, which embodied the classical gothic elements of story-telling without going into any extremes. … Continue reading The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

In A Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu

Edition Published: 1997, First Published: 1872 Language book read in: English Vel's Perspective: In A Glass Darkly is a collection of 5 stories, loosely connected by the common theme of being cases observed or brought to the attention of Dr Hesselius, who does not take an active part in them and are submitted to the attention … Continue reading In A Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

The spine of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Edition Published: 2010, First Published: 1968 Language book read in: English Nel's Perspective: At first, I wasn’t sure of my ability to do justice to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as I have little experience with sci-fi-related things. But Vel decided to take me out of my crime and mystery bubble and offer a rather … Continue reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Partial Cover of Selected Tales By Edgar Allan Poe

Edition Published: 1994, First Published: 1956 Language book read in: English Vel's Perspective: It is somewhat challenging to write about a compilation of short stories. There are some I loved, and some I didn’t. On the other hand, to fully appreciate the style of an author it is best to read more than one of their … Continue reading Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief Partial Cover

Edition Published: 2007, First Published: 2005 Language book read in: English Nel's Perspective: I had only heard about this book. Many people said it was good, other said that the film was even better. Certainly, the book was on my reading list and I would have gotten to it in due time. But in this case, … Continue reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak