Cultural

My Feudal Lord by Tehmina Durrani
3.67 /5

Born into one of Pakistan's most influential families, Tehmina Durrani was raised in the privileged milieu of Lahore high society. Like all women of her rank, she was expected to marry a prosperous Mu...

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali
4.21 /5

Roya, a dreamy, idealistic teenager living amid the political upheaval of 1953 Tehran, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr. Fakhri’s neighborhood stationery shop, stocked with books and pens and bottl...

Os Cus de Judas by António Lobo Antunes
3.97 /5

Logo depois de voltar da guerra em Angola, António Lobo Antunes escreve , sobre suas experiências naquele país. O romance se tornou um enorme sucesso, vindo a ser o primeiro grande livro sobre o confl...

Nuntă în cer by Mircea Eliade
4.26 /5

Cadrul întâmplărilor descrise rămâne unul modern, citadin, în vreme ce relatările lor au loc într-un cadru montan, izolat. Avem de-a face, aşadar, cu o perspectivă „de sus” asupra trecutului personaje...

The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude by Étienne de La Boétie
3.95 /5

This classic work of the sixteenth century political philosopher, in reply to Machiavelli's The Prince, seeks to answer the question of why people submit to the tyranny of government, and as such, has...

The Damage Done: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison by Warren Fellows
4.08 /5

In 1978 Warren Fellows was convicted of heroin trafficking between Thailand and Australia. He was consequently sentenced to life in Bang Kwang prison, known as the Bangkok Hilton. This is the story of...

Platero y yo by Juan Ramón Jiménez
3.81 /5

es una narración de que recrea poéticamente la vida y muerte del burro Platero. Es muy celebre el primer parrafo: “Platero es pequeño, peludo, suave; tan blando por fuera, que se diría todo de algodó...

Pied Piper by Nevil Shute
4.23 /5

It is the summer of 1940 and in Europe the time of Blitzkrieg. John Howard, a 70-year-old Englishman vacationing in France, cuts shorts his tour and heads for home. He agrees to take two children with...

Goodnight Punpun Omnibus, Vol. 1 by Inio Asano
4.27 /5

Meet Punpun Punyama. He’s an average kid in an average town.He wants to win a Nobel Prize and save the world.He wants to go far away with his true love.He wants to find some porn.But Punpun’s life is ...

Les Enfants de la liberté by Marc Levy
3.98 /5

"Le 21 mars 1943, un jeune homme de dix-huit ans monte dans un tramway, direction : le maquis. En 10 minutes, il change de nom. Désormais il ne s'appelle plus Raymond, mais Jeannot. Ainsi débute la jo...

The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back by Charles Pellegrino
One Step Behind by Henning Mankell
4.08 /5

It is Midsummer's Eve. Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elaborate masque. But unknown to them, they are being watched. With a bullet each, all three are murdered. Soon afterwards, one ...

Accidental Love by Gary Soto
3.44 /5

It all starts when Marisa picks up the wrong cell phone. When she goes to return it, she feels something she's never felt before, something a bit like . . . love.But Marisa and Rene aren't exactly a m...

The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
4.09 /5

From the author of the beloved #1 national bestseller comes an exceptional new novel of jealously, rivalry and the dangerous power of obsession.Two brothers, Arthur and Jake Dunn, are the sons of a fa...

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
3.80 /5

The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving ...

Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk
4.28 /5

Set in the mythical Polish village of Primeval, a microcosm of the world populated with eccentric, archetypal characters and guarded by four archangels, this novel from Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarcz...

ソードアート・オンライン 1: アインクラッド [Sōdo āto onrain 1: Ainkuraddo] by Reki Kawahara
4.30 /5

「これは、ゲームであっても遊びではない」クリアするまで脱出不可能、ゲームオーバーは本当の“死”を意味する──。謎の次世代MMO『ソードアート・オンライン(SAO)』の“真実”を知らずログインした約一万人のユーザーと共に、その過酷なデスバトルは幕を開けた。SAOに参加した一人である主人公・キリトは、いち早くこのMMOの“真実”を受け入れる。そして、ゲームの舞台となる巨大浮遊城『アインクラッド』で、パ...

Zig Zag by José Carlos Somoza
3.73 /5

While an advanced physics graduate student at one of the most prestigious universities in Europe, Elisa Robledo, a young physics professor was invited to join a select research team working on manipul...

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
3.98 /5

Miriam Toews is beloved for her irresistible voice, for mingling laughter and heartwrenching poignancy like no other writer. In her most passionate novel yet, she brings us the riveting story of two s...

The Bad Canadian by Leonard Mokos
4.09 /5

IN A PLACE OF PEACE, DURING A TIME OF WAR, THE UNFORGIVEN WILL NOT GO FORGOTTEN. Edenville, 1940. In a rural hamlet where the majority of men are overseas to fight Hitler's Nazi war machine, someone...