Jeruen Dery is a PhD candidate in the field of linguistics. Even though he finds himself busy with writing a dissertation, presenting talks in conferences, and conducting experiments in a lab, he still finds time to read books and write about them. He'd like to think of reading fiction as taking a one-hour vacation from his day job.
A powerful novel that tackles what happens when the Catholic Church comes head to head with human nature.
A psychological thriller about a murderous threesome, set in the bleak and cold Canadian Arctic.
Guy de Maupassant's novel about seduction, intrigue, and ruthless social climbing in 19th-century Paris.
Another masterpiece from Salman Rushdie, involving India and its children, weaving history with magical realism.
Five generations of a rich Chilean family and their strong-willed women made me turn the novel page after page.
A farcical novel about a real-life Romeo and Juliet in the Sicilian mafia and a gay stage director.
A superbly emotional novel about three students on the quest to find out about the meaning of their existence.
Che Guevara's diary, as he traveled around South America in 1952, shaping his revolutionary ideals.
A novel about breaking routines and just letting go. But somehow it doesn't work.
A gripping political thriller set in a Turkish frontier pitting radical Islamists and secularists on the issue of headscarves.