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Veröffentlicht am 14.11.2011 13:55:11 GMT+01:00
Philip Chen meint:
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Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 15.11.2011 07:09:04 GMT+01:00
A reviewer meint:
Try Guy Gavriel Kay.

Veröffentlicht am 15.11.2011 08:13:13 GMT+01:00
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Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 16.11.2011 16:54:56 GMT+01:00
Hi Samira:

If you have a kindle, I would recommend a few indie authors that I've enjoyed.

Larry Enright's
Four Years from Home
Suzanne Tyrpak's Vestal Virgin
vivienne tuffnell's Strangers and Pilgrims

All very good, very reasonably priced.

happy reading

Veröffentlicht am 16.11.2011 19:04:34 GMT+01:00
[Vom Autor gelöscht am 29.11.2011 09:40:18 GMT+01:00]

Veröffentlicht am 16.11.2011 19:05:08 GMT+01:00
[Vom Autor gelöscht am 29.11.2011 09:40:24 GMT+01:00]

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 18.11.2011 06:30:41 GMT+01:00
Simon Palmer meint:
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Veröffentlicht am 19.11.2011 15:51:52 GMT+01:00
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Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 19.11.2011 20:12:52 GMT+01:00
Hello Samira,

I would recommend "A Summer Without Men" by Siri Hustvedt.

Why? Well, its a very innovative novel.

1) Hustvedts style is kind of offensive (at least it felt like it to me). The main character is a poet and there are allusion to poems and other kinds of literary and philosophical work. But there not simply there as a means of alluding to something - may the reader get the point or not, who cares? - but always explained in a classroom kind of way. It was really annoying at first. I dont get every single allusion - nobody does - and still, its annoying when somebody then explains them to you acting like an almost maternal tutor - especially, when you do understand! Yeah, Siri Hustvedt, I know you studies literature, no need to rub that fact in over and over again... After a while, you get used to it and can put the main characters behavior in the context of her personality and history. That when it really adds to the reading experience. Acting like a judge, Hustvedt gets the reader to judge - extremely smart.

2) The plot. Its a ordinary situation. Wife is let down by her husband and tries to deal with it somehow. But its very deep when you consider all the abstraction (the allusions that is) as a way of the characters inner life.

Who knows, maybe youll give it a shot. I would hope so!

Ina

Veröffentlicht am 20.11.2011 23:21:32 GMT+01:00
If you like murder,mystery and intrigue with a handfull of weird characters thrown in try, ALL IN.

A pacy thriller with plenty of humour.

Veröffentlicht am 22.11.2011 06:00:23 GMT+01:00
I can recommend A World Elsewhere by Masha Spivak.
You can find the book on Amazon.com - $14.99 or $5.99 Kindle version:
http://www.amazon.com/World-Elsewhere-Masha-Spivak/dp/1908481757/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321937801&sr=1-1

The main heroine, Katia is a beautiful, talented, and witty woman. She is deeply in love, and her love is so overwhelming that it fills and illuminates her whole life. The love is mutual, two kindred souls have finally found each other, and Katia's chosen one is absolutely smitten with her.

Looks like a quite boring happy ending, but wait, it is only the start of the novel. Our heroine's loved one is married. To make things worse, he is married to her best friend, and they have lovely twins. So Katia faces a terrible dilemma. To betray her and Dora's twenty plus years' friendship, to ruin her friend's family? Or to be generous and magnanimous, to give up her lover? But that means to betray herself, her love, and all that is dear to her.

Katia was born and grew up in the Soviet Union, and lives in today's Russia, so she went through all the experiences of Russia's communist and totalitarian past, as well as its wild capitalist present. Half-Russian, half-Jewish, living all her life in Russia and desparately earning for another life in the free world - A World Elsewhere, searching for true love, Katia is an extraordinary, lively, and charming character. You want to understand the enigmatic Russian soul? Here it is. Anna Karenina, Rodion Raskolnikov, and Natasha Rostova - you will find them all in our heroine.

Start reading, look at the surrounding world through Katia's eyes, and, as the story unfolds, you will find yourself unable to tear yourself away from the book, moving with Katia from the heights of elation to the abysses of hopelessness, and finally discovering her true self.

What else to say? The novel is set against the backdrop of Moscow, Amsterdam, and Boston. Characters are clearly cut, amazingly real and alive. The narrative is witty and full of allusions.

Give Masha Spivak's book a try, and you won't regret.

Veröffentlicht am 22.11.2011 23:42:44 GMT+01:00
All In.
A fast moving thriller with the beautiful Carla as a poker player intent on winning whatever the consquences.

Veröffentlicht am 24.11.2011 18:03:12 GMT+01:00
[Vom Autor gelöscht am 29.11.2011 09:40:36 GMT+01:00]

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 28.11.2011 01:41:47 GMT+01:00
L. Hawkins meint:
Hello I see that you are a versatile reader who enjoy a wide interest. If you are looking for an American Urban tale that show the vast differences between social classes and what happens when two people from different social backgrounds fall in love, perhaps you may enjoy this read...

The Princess & The Thug: Hood Love
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Veröffentlicht am 29.11.2011 09:41:24 GMT+01:00
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Veröffentlicht am 29.11.2011 14:26:01 GMT+01:00
If you want something really different, really out there, try The Killing of a Bank Manager

Veröffentlicht am 05.12.2011 17:14:47 GMT+01:00
Schlamp meint:
I just read The Help. Fantastic. But one of my favorite books of all time is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Can also recommend books by...I forget her name...so can't. Just looked, Tracy Chavalier. Haven't read from her in a while...but good luck.
Just got an ipad so been reading all of the free classics that I haven't read in forever or never read. Love Charles Dickens in my old age. Read Les Miserable. Fantastic, but long, long, long. Well worth the wait to see what happens with Jean Valjean.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 05.12.2011 22:00:47 GMT+01:00
Is it ethical to recommend my own book? It was inspired by an old unexplained O.R. (Operating Room) incident and adapted to today's news

Veröffentlicht am 09.12.2011 01:16:18 GMT+01:00
J. Rhodes meint:
If you want something altogether different in style you may want to try The Malus Darkblade books by Dan Abnett, which shows how a society where everyone is basicaly an evil egomaniac can still work (and you can believe hat it will work hat way), or his Eisenhorn and Ravenor books. (Ever Read a book from dritten in first-person-perspective with more than one person telling the tale at the same time?)
Then there is the Saga of the Seven Uns by Kevin J. Anderson, basicaly a sci-fi-story told from first-person-perspective, but with the interesting twist hat the chapters are only about 2-8 pages long, and each chapter changes the narrator, all in all there are about 50 differnt views.
Last but not least there are the all time favorites, the lensmen books by Edward Elmer Smith, which basically set the foundations for modern science fiction ( they are between 70 and 50 years old), nad which are simply awesomely written storys. (Although i recommend hat you ski the first book (treplanetry) on forst reading, it is more like a lone-standing book which is sort of an prolouge to the following books, but not really needed).
Hope I could help you, if so write it in here or contact me and i will recommend more good scifi/fantasy books to you.

Veröffentlicht am 09.12.2011 01:29:20 GMT+01:00
Jerry meint:
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Veröffentlicht am 09.12.2011 08:32:10 GMT+01:00
Frank Mundo meint:
Loisaida -- A New York Story Excellent thriller by an American writer.

Veröffentlicht am 11.12.2011 14:12:48 GMT+01:00
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Veröffentlicht am 13.12.2011 02:56:21 GMT+01:00
L. Hawkins meint:
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Veröffentlicht am 14.12.2011 21:17:38 GMT+01:00
James Quirk meint:
Der Neunte Leg

Follow the terrifying exploits of Don Black, a man kidnapped by aliens intent on using him for scientific experimentation on their home planet. The journey to the extraterrestrial world, however, takes an unexpected detour when the alien spacecraft carrying Don crash-lands on a planet teeming with carnivorous monsters and ruled by gigantic, telepathic spiders. To make matters worse, another race of aliens led by a time-snatched Adolf Hitler arrives with plans to assume control of the planet and use its unlimited resources to conquer the galaxy. Can Don help prevent Hitler and his army of space Nazis from causing a galactic Holocaust?

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 15.12.2011 08:28:20 GMT+01:00
CastAway404 meint:
Hi Samira,
try
"A thousand Splendid Suns", Khaled Hosseini - or any other books by him.
or, of course, "Watermusic" T. C. Boyle - or anyother book by him
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Water Music.

"Half Broke Horses" and
"The Glass Castle" Jeanette Walls
Half Broke Horses
The Glass Castle. A Memoir
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