Book Review: Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Which is better: cheap happiness or sublime suffering? Well, come on, which is better?” Notes from the Underground published in 1864 is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. In this work Dostoevsky attempts to justify the existence of individual freedom as a necessary part of humankind. It presents the storyContinue reading “Book Review: Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky”

Book Review: Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment remains the single most widely known Russian novel as well as one of the greatest works in world literature. It is first and foremost a fascinating detective novel, but one in which we know from the very beginning who committed the heinous crime. Rating It focuses on the mental anguish and moralContinue reading “Book Review: Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky”

Book Review: Beyond Good and Evil – Friedrich Nietzsche

This has to be the most difficult book to read I’ve ever encountered! I had to re-read several paragraphs several times. Eventually, I just began reading and going with the flow. This is my attempt at explaining the main concepts of Beyond Good and Evil, Rating There seem to be many misconceptions in Nietzsche’s philosophy:Continue reading “Book Review: Beyond Good and Evil – Friedrich Nietzsche”

Book Review: The Art of War – Sun Tzu

β€œThe supreme act of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting” – Sun Tzu. Rating Fascinating book, more like a guide to perfection of war. War has been and still is the result of every conflict of humanity. It is quite amazing how advanced and way ahead of his time Sun Tzu was! ToContinue reading “Book Review: The Art of War – Sun Tzu”

Book Review: 1984 – George Orwell

George Orwell, perhaps one of the most influential English novelists of the 20th century, was a heavy opponent of totalitarian regimes, especially after what had happened in Nazi Germany and Communist Russia. Rating He depicts what a world could possibly look like under an authoritarian regime in his dystopian novel 1984, coining neologisms such asContinue reading “Book Review: 1984 – George Orwell”