The French author Jules Verne first published the book in 1873 and is known for his futuristic and science-fiction thinking. I thought the book was truly exciting, and Verne implements cliffhangers very will in his writing. The plot is fairly...

Silence

After watching the film "Silence" by the director Martin Scorceses I decided to read the novel it was based upon, Silence by the Japanese Catholic author Shuksaku Endo. It is a fictional historical novel based on the Japanese persecution...
I stumbled upon the Japanese political author Yukio Mishima when browsing the local library. He is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century. The book I decided to read is the obscure novel After...
Most certainly one of the heavier books to read, The Republic, authored by the Greek Philosopher Plato around ca. 380 BC, covers and explores topics such as justice and morality. The Republic is undoubtedly Plato's most famous work, and it has become...
If you are planning on studying law at university, this is a must-read. Even though it covers the UK law, it still gives a good insight on the topics as well as the complexity of higher-level law studies. "What About...

The Curse of Cash

The Curse of Cash by Kenneth S. Rogoff was a very factual book, but after reading it, it has completely changed my mind of our modern cash society. Rogoff tries to address the many faults with the current paper-cash...
After reading 1984 I got fixated on its deep underlying messages, hence I continued to read in the same genre, the book none other than Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Before I describe the messages in the book, it...
Nineteen Eighty-Four by the English author George Orwell, published in 1949, is a dystopian novel with an interesting message. However, for one to really understand 1984 one must first understand the novel’s context. George Orwell, born as Eric Blair, was...

The Decameron

The Decameron, also known as the oldest novel in history, was completed in 1353 by the Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio. The book is a series of a hundred novels told over 10 days by 7 girls and 3 boys, trying...