It took me two attempts to read this The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. The first time it was among some Asimov titles. Asimov’s accessible style made Ursula’s elaborate writing quite a challenge, and I could not go past the few chapters.
After the robot stories and the reference ‘foundation’ series, I decided to also take a look at other Asimov titles, usually mentioned in ‘Best of Asimov’ lists.
During the last months I embarked on an amazing journey: to read, one by one, all Asimov‘s books part of the Robot, Empire and Foundation series.
The Tunisian artist Dhafer Youseff embarked on a difficult journey: to present the beauty of the arab culture to the western world.
In May 1998 I spent a few days in Chicago. Except probably the residential areas close to the lake, the rest of the city didn’t look great, and, in most black neighbourhoods, tourists were recommended to stay inside their cars and avoid walking…
On February 14th, 1989, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, issued a fatwā calling for Salman Rushdie‘s death, after conservative Muslims accused him of blasphemy and mocking their faith. Continue reading Book: Salman Rushdie – The Satanic Verses