The Stricken by Teodora Dimova

Edition Published: August 15th 2019, First Published: August 15th 2019Language book read in: Bulgarian Nel’s Perspective Teodora Dimova’s The Stricken is a very raw and honest narrative of the days just before the 1944 Bulgarian coup d'état, which marked the end of the Kingdom of Bulgaria and the start of the People's Republic of Bulgaria … Continue reading The Stricken by Teodora Dimova

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

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The ebook versions of The Tattooist of Auschwitz on two Kindles.

Edition Published: 2018, First Published: 2018 Language book read in: English Vel's Perspective: Firstly, I'd like to mention a few things about the edition. I read the book on a Kindle, ebook published in 2018 by Zaffre, where barely 85% of the contents is the story of Lale, the Tattooist of Auschwitz. The rest of the book is … Continue reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

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

CHAMKORIA BY MILEN RUSKOV

Edition Published: 2017, First Published: 2017 Language book read in: Bulgarian Vel's perspective I received a long-awaited parcel from Nelly around 6 March, and along the treats she always sends me was Milen Ruskov’s bulky creation - Chamkoria. I started reading right away. Though many days I was unable to revisit the book due to personal engagements, I … Continue reading CHAMKORIA BY MILEN RUSKOV

Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock

The Spine of Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock

Edition Published: 2014, First Published: 1984 Language book read in: English Nel’s Perspective: I braced myself for the second round of fantasy stories and it was a bit of a challenge. Robert Holdstock has a very unique way of story-telling, which was a bit difficult to follow at times. This was not because the language was … Continue reading Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock

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