I’m taking that big leap into bloggerdom, I decided to change from Blogger to my own domain using WordPress. I have enjoyed writing this blog, conversing with people and the whole blogosphere immensely and I thank you all for it. Unfortunately I lost some of the comments and for that I apologize, they were insightful and interesting. I’ll see what I can do to bring them back. I hope you like the new format, I have some more work to do (basically tagging & formatting posts) – please let me know if I am missing something, if something is not working or if you’d like to see something new. Thanks, Zohar – man of la book
The female characters are drawn very nicely, but the males seemed to be a bit flat . That’s too bad because Xerxes, Mordechai and Haman are fascinating
After all we were all sold an eReader based on the premise that books which carry no overhead of printer ink, paper, trucks, drivers, fuel etc. will be cheaper
The book is written in a way which the reader understands the socio-economic realities the Mongols lived in, as well as the brutality of how wealth was won.
In this biography, we meet Alexander Hamilton as a young boy in the Caribbean, a bastard son, soon an orphan, to a mother who has been jailed for adultery
Man of la Book reviews Barefoot in Baghdad by Manal M. Omar “Barefoot in Baghdad: A Story of Identity-My Own and What It Means to Be a Woman in Chaos” by Manal M. Omar is a memoir which the author wrote of her time working as a Non-governmental organizations called “Women for Women” in Iraq. Ms. Omar is an American woman and a devout Muslim, which gives her a unique perspective.” MYSTERIES in PARADISE reviews A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn “Superb debut crime fiction novel by an Australian author. Set in South Africa in 1952 at the beginning of legislated apartheid. ” Indian Eagle’s Diary reviews The Big Short by Michael Lewis “As someone who was in the thick of these things in the spectacular collapse that happened in 2008, it is amazing how a book like The Big Short gives you a view in what happened in retrospect. I was a student while the collapse happened and we were grappling with the possibility of being unemployed despite passing out from one of the top ranked institutes in India.” Man of la Book reviews Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith “Child 44″ by Rob Tom Smith is…
A tightly woven fictional story taking place in old-school Russia where Big Brother is everywhere and a fabricated incriminating charge is just a step away