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Book review #2: 1984 by George Orwell

All I knew about 1984 before reading it was that it was a vision of the future written by George Orwell in 1948. I read Animal Farm a few years ago, and I remember that Orwell was quite a good political analyst and sociologist in that book (but not in a boring way). So I was curious about what he could have imagined for that future. If you don’t know what to expect, after reading the first page, you’ll get the tone, and you’ll know it won’t be easy for Winston (the main character). He lives in a world ruled … Continue reading Book review #2: 1984 by George Orwell

Book review #1: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

It is quite a challenge to write a review about Les Misérables. But I guess now I understand why it is so famous, and I can tell you that: it deserves it. We all know (at least French people do) Cosette, Jean Valjean, Gavroche and the Thénardiers even if we haven’t read the book (yet). But who are they? That’s what you’ll get to know in this masterpiece. Written by Victor Hugo and first published in 1862, Les Misérables is considered as one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. And nearly two centuries after the beginning of the story, … Continue reading Book review #1: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Welcome to my library

As I enjoy reading, I’ve decided to open the doors of my library to share with you my feedback on some books I’ve read. But, before you can start looking at my bookshelves, you may need to know a few things. I read books both in English and in French. And I prefer reading in the language the book was written. So, that’s why you may find here some books in French, but don’t worry, everything will be translated into English, of course. Also, I’m maybe a bit weird (maniac?), but I like reading books by author, and by chronological … Continue reading Welcome to my library