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A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro

I decided to write a short review ofA Pale View of Hillswhile the novel is still fresh in my mind. I have finished reading it this afternoon. I should probably mention that this is not my first novel by Ishiguro. I have already read several of his novels. I happened to like them all immensely. In that sense, it can be said that I started reading this one expecting to like it. Did I like it? Yes, I did like it. Moreover, I think it is an exceptional novel. Masterfully written and full of haunting sadness, it is not the kind of novel that can be found every day. So, just like with all the novels of this author, I fully enjoyed the reading experience.
That all being said, I was surprised at just how 'easy' it was to read and how the story just seemed to flow.  I just couldn't put it down. I had that feeling of having to finish it in one go, having to read it in one afternoon, so I did.  However, I must say I was surprised to find out that it was Ishiguro’s first novel. I may h…

On The Road by Jack Kerouac (book review)

When I picked up On the Road the first thing that struck me was the unique way it was written. I was mesmerized by the Kerouac's prose that felt so much as poetry. The novel is dynamic, one event happening after another, one crisis followed by another.  If you miss even one paragraph (because your mind wonders someplace else) , you may totally got lost in the events. There is something very raw about this novel, perhaps because it was supposedly written in only 3 weeks. This strange mix of poetry and rawness really fascinated me. Naturally, I knew about Kerouac, the beat generation and all that. I read with fascination and interest until I felt that something was bugging me. Something didn't feel right. What is that, you might ask?

The novel is brilliantly written, the characters feel very much alive and there is so much freshness in it. You can almost hear the jazz music, smell the fresh morning air somewhere in American wilderness, feel like you're there in that car trave…