BOOK: “The Baltimore Boys” by Joël Dicker

THE AUTHOR Joël Dicker has a very personal style as some details of his writings are based on his personal experiences. For example, his childhood summers spent in the Maine, USA, served as inspiration for the setting of some of his books, including his best known novel “The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair”, which … Continue reading BOOK: “The Baltimore Boys” by Joël Dicker

BOOK: “Prisoners of Geography” by Tim Marshall

THE AUTHOR Tim Marshall is a British journalist specialized in foreign affairs. He was in the field during the Balkan wars in 1990’s, the Kosovo’s bombardments in 1999, and the “Arab Spring” in 2010. He also followed on site the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria. Besides reporting throughout Europe, USA, and Asia, he … Continue reading BOOK: “Prisoners of Geography” by Tim Marshall

BOOK: “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco

THE AUTHOR Besides being a famous writer, Umberto Eco was a Professor at the University of Bologna specialized in medieval literature and philosophy. This period of history and his great interest in sign processes and meanings influenced not only his academic work, but also his work as a writer. He was also an acclaimed literary … Continue reading BOOK: “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco

BOOK: “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Ernest Hemingway

THE AUTHOR Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954 "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style." The Old Man and the Sea had been awarded with the Pulitzer Prize … Continue reading BOOK: “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Ernest Hemingway