Category Archives: Book Review

Book Review: Hiroshima Nagasaki

Hiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath
By Paul Ham

I read Hiroshima Nagasaki by Paul Ham in June 2016

In August 1945, two nuclear bombs, Little Boy and Fat Man, was dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Never before and never after has a nuclear bomb been used in a war.

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Book Review: The Story of Sushi

The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice by Trevor Corson

I read The Story of Sushi by Trevor Corson in May 2015

In The Story of Sushi, Trevor Corson follows a group of students at the California Sushi Academy. He stays with the class throughout their whole education, and through their classes and experiences manages to tell not only their story, but also the story of Sushi, both in Japan and in the US.

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Book review: Video Night in Kathmandu

Video Night in Kathmandu By Pico Iyer

I read Video Night in Kathmandu by Pico Iyer in May 2015

Asia, the far east. The Orient. A culture so different from the Western world. Different food, different customs, different ways of looking at life. Or is it?

Video Night in Kathmandu looks at how America and the Western world slowly is seeping into Asia. Taking over their culture, fast-food chains outcompeting the local restaurants, American movies being remade in Bollywood.

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Book review: Sarajevo Marlboro

Sarajevo Marlboro by Miljenko Jergovic

I read Sarajevo Marlboro by Miljenko Jergovic in April 2015

As an avid reader, I will also post book reviews on my blog, usually connected with places I have been or places I am planning to go. Reading books about places where I am traveling I have found to be of great value. Learning about a city or country through its literature I find greatly rewarding, both before I go and after I return.

My first book review will be of Sarajevo Marlboro, set in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war.

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