Liliana by Blaga Dimitrova

Edition published: Collected Works, v2, 2003, First published: 1959Language book read in: Bulgarian Nel's Perspective It’s time for another poem! Vel and I had a long discussion on which of Blaga Dimitrova’s works we should do a review, because, you see, she was a very prolific writer during her life. The complete works collection spans … Continue reading Liliana by Blaga Dimitrova

Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock

Partial front cover of Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock

Edition Published: 2015, First Published: 1988 Language book read in: English Nel's Perspective Rarely do I feel the need to write down everything going through my mind whilst reading something. This usually happens when I read non-fiction, however, Robert Holdstock’s Lavondyss is probably one of the few exceptions. Hence, I’m typing this just after finishing … Continue reading Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock

The Monk of Hilendar by Dimitar Talev

Cover of the book The Monk of Hilendar from above.

Edition Published: 1972, First Published: 1962 Language book read in: Bulgarian Vel’s Perspective The Monk of Hilendar is written by Dimitar Talev, a very prominent contemporary Bulgarian author. He tries to portray the life of one of Bulgaria’s most famous national heroes - Paisius of Hilendar. Paisius is widely loved and venerated, he has been made … Continue reading The Monk of Hilendar by Dimitar Talev

A Night in the Lonesome October

A Night in the Lonesome October Kindle Version

Edition Published: Kindle, October 1st 2016, First Published: 1994 Language book read in:English Nel's Perspective: Have you ever been in a situation in which you really liked a book but a few minor issues are preventing it from being one of the perfect ones? Well, this is how I feel about A Night in the Lonesome … Continue reading A Night in the Lonesome October

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Side View of the Book Cover of Catch 22

Edition Published: 1994, First Published: 1961 Language book read in: Bulgarian and English Nel's Perspective This time I don’t even know how to start my review... And I still have no idea whether I like the book or not. I hope I get to a more precise opinion by the end of this review. Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 … Continue reading Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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

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

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