In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent. He was sent to India – the first stop on a decades-long tour of the world. Revisiting his memories of traveling the globe with a copy of Herodotus' Histories in tow, Travels with Herodotus is an excep..
Living Ain't so Much Fun and Getting Old a Pain in the butt
Oscar Tusquets was writing a book "about the pain of growing old and the acceptance of dying" when the pandemic broke out and, of course, he could not resist the temptation to include some of his reflections, always insightful and politically incorrect: the government’s obsession to prohibit, the ae..
This book narrates the rise and fall of the Wallachian voivode commonly known as Vlad Tepes or Vlad the Impaler, whose greed and cunning allowed him to conquer the throne of Wallachia. The history of this personality inspired Bram Stoker to create the most famous earl of all time in his novel Dracul..
In the riveting style that won accolades for The Adversary, Emmanuel Carrère's I Am Alive and You Are Dead, follows Philip K. Dick's strange odyssey from his traumatic beginnings in 1928, when his twin sister died in infancy, to his lonely end in 1982, beset by mystical visions of swirling pink ligh..