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Samir's Critical Corner

I love good writing. Samir's Critical Corner will have reviews on World Literature but you will also find reviews on various subjects like Mathematics or Tai Chi, and on specific niches like Nigerian writers.

Currently reading

South Sea Tales (Oxford World's Classics)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Progress: 122/289 pages
Who Killed Palomino Molero? - Alfred Mac Adam, Mario Vargas Llosa Not too impressed with this book. It became monotonous early on and the two story threads - uncovering the death of Palomino Molero and the Lieutenant's obsession with a fisherman's wife - were somewhat disconnected. The story, told in the first person peripheral narrator (like The Great Gatsby) didn't do much to engage me into the story either. It was too distant or analytical, it made it difficult to feel any emotions. I would have appreciated it more in the first person point of view and with about 40 pages less.