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The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Boll

The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Boll

The best part of my project to read some of the best books ever written is finding completely new authors. I’d never heard of Heinrich Boll or this novel before adding it to my Library list. Reading a book with no expectations can have startling effects. Like A Room of One’s Own, I read this novel in a few days. It’s gripping almost throughout, with only a slight middle-act sag. Much of this comes from the unusual structure that leads…

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A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Quite by chance, I read A Room of One’s Own as the first in my journey to read some of the best books of all time. It’s one of those books most people (and writers in particular) have heard about and thought they should read, but often put off for another day. I finished the book in a few days – it’s slim, but it’s good reading. Based on series of lectures by the author Virginia Woolf, A Room of…

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