Ms Kanta

Voracious reader and DPhil candidate blogs about books and scholarly life.

Monthly Archives: December, 2014

Klinkt bizar, leest fantastisch

De bijen Laline Paull Als je opgroeit, verdwijnt er een belangrijk perspectief uit de boeken die je leest: de dieren houden op met praten. Hoe ouder je wordt, des te … Continue reading

31/12/2014 · Leave a comment

Ambitious ending that hammers home the antiracist message

The Book of Life Deborah Harkness Deborah Harkness’s All Souls trilogy has been met with mixed reviews all round, though the fans seem to have enthusiastically embraced her debut A … Continue reading

26/12/2014 · Leave a comment

Found in Translation: ‘Suspended Sentences’

Originally posted on The Oxford Culture Review:
When Patrick Modiano’s Nobel Prize for Literature was announced in October, none of his books were in print in English. Only a fraction…

20/12/2014 · Leave a comment

Je weet niets, dus je blijft lezen

De Jongen uit Celstad C.M. Chang Er is weer Nederlands nieuws in sciencefictionland! Soort van Nederlands, dan. De Jongen uit Celstad van C.M. Chang is in april 2014 in Nederland … Continue reading

18/12/2014 · Leave a comment

Not the book on female maladies I’d hoped for

Female Circumcision and Clitoridectomy in the United States: A History of a Medical Treatment Sarah B. Rodriguez Having previously done research into hysteria and its connection to the female body, … Continue reading

14/12/2014 · Leave a comment

Voor de gevorderde geek

Ready Player One Ernest Cline Schrijven over een game is lastig. Vrijwel alle grote games hebben boeken voortgebracht: Assassin’s Creed, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, enzovoort. Maar dit zijn verhalen gebaseerd … Continue reading

10/12/2014 · Leave a comment

Review: ‘The Crucible’

Originally posted on The Oxford Culture Review:
Few historical trials speak to the imagination as much as the Salem witch trials of 1692, an event that led to the executions…

07/12/2014 · Leave a comment

An adorable book, despite all the deaths

Whisper the Dead Alyxandra Harvey Other reviewers have described A Breath of Frost, the first part in Alyxandra Harvey’s Lovegrove Legacy series, as ‘adorable’, ‘sweet’, and ‘lovely’. Perhaps a little … Continue reading

06/12/2014 · Leave a comment

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