Monday, September 24, 2007

3 good novels to be read

This summer I had some free time dedicated to reading fiction. I really had fun reading THE RELIGION (2006) of Tim Willocks who has been to Malta in July to sign copies of his novel. It's about the Great Siege that took place in Malta in 1565. It's a novel about war, violence, courage, freedom, love, loyalty, treason, and much more.

The second novel is PORTRAIT IN SEPIA of Isabel Allende, who was born in Peru and bred in Chile. It's a novel about woman emancipation, values, and the confrontation between traditional and modern societies.

Presently I'm reading WAR TRASH of Chinese writer Ha Jin. It's about the Korean War in the early 1950s and also about the life of Chinese and Korean POWs. Like the previous two novels WAR TRASH is about humankind, regardless religion, colour of skin, ideology and nationality. Ha Jin writes about the individual in a world where the individual means nothing and where world power and politics mean everything.

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