Category Archives: Book Review

Book Review: GM Smirnov’s New Book ‘A Promoted Pawn, My Chess Journey’

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igor smirnov bookA Promoted Pawn: My Chess Journey

Author: Grandmaster Igor Smirnov

Genre: chess, fundamentals, part biographic

Recommendation: a fantastic compendium of chess advice

Buy it here: A Promoted Pawn
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Book Review: Thomas Mann’s Dr Faustus

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Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn as Told by a Friend

Author: Thomas Mann

Genre: Fiction, Literature (unofficial classification: dense literature)

Recommendation: It’s a classic of literature, but very tough to get through.

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