• Graham Greene: The Quiet American


    Judging by this book Graham Greene might be one of those celebrated authors whose writings leave me indifferent.

  • Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray


    The Picture of Dorian Gray is full of the witticisms that Oscar Wilde has become famous for. Here are some of my favourites.

  • Jean-Marie Blas de Robles: Where Tigers Are At Home


    Where Tigers Are At Home (or "La ou les tigres sont chez eux" in French) is a kaleidoscopic, multi-strand novel that blends Lévi-Strauss, Indiana Jones, Umberto Eco, Joseph Conrad and Malcolm Lowry.

  • Edward Glaeser: Triumph of the City


    An enjoyable and refreshing look at cities. Essence of a city is the physical proximity between people and companies. Cities attract talent, foster competition, allow for social and economic mobility, encourage entrepreneurship and spur innovation by facilitating face-to-face interaction.

  • Jennifer Egan: A Visit from the Goon Squad


    I was a bit skeptical at first, I don't really know why, perhaps because the title didn't really appeal to me, but the first chapters quickly won me over.