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Veröffentlicht am 20.12.2012 12:23:29 GMT+01:00
Kev meint:
Matt Ruff - Fool on the Hill.
Fool on the Hill
Very good, try it.

Veröffentlicht am 19.12.2012 19:16:55 GMT+01:00
BookWeek meint:
****

It's not only a doctor's medical school education, residency training, and launching into practice that's so demanding, but what may be creeping into the professional's personal life along the way.
This is a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to become a doctor and what can happen once you get there.
Is it worth it?

A Physician's Plight: A Memoir - Professional Success ... Personal Disaster
**********

Reviews:
"Klein demonstrates a toughness and determination that will leave you cheering for her.” M. Graff “Auntie M”, Author, Hyde, NC

“A Physician’s Plight” is an intriguing read that shouldn’t be missed for readers of personal memoirs.
Mary Cowper, Reviewer, The Midwest Book Review

"This book pulls no punches – nothing is sacred, nothing is left out! Anesthesiologist Katherine Klein, MD, gives us “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of her family-of-origin, her marital suffering, and her divorce, which landed her in Family Court and deprived her of participation in much of the lives of her young children."
Josh Grossman, MD, FACP, Col. (ret.), U.S. Army Medical Corps

Veröffentlicht am 19.12.2012 15:37:21 GMT+01:00
A. Lorani meint:
If you want unusual: I am Not a serial Killer.

Veröffentlicht am 14.12.2012 11:25:15 GMT+01:00
All In
With Fat Yang acting as her mentor Carla made big money playing high stakes poker. But Fat Yang had something more than a game of cards in mind for her, something far more dangerous. When she discovers his intentions, she enters into his sleazy world of crime prepared to turn the tables to her advantage.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 07.12.2012 16:48:46 GMT+01:00
Paula Z meint:
Hi Eadgyth, maybe you would like that ;)

DNA The secret of our genes

Have a nice day Paula :)

http://paulazinardi.blogspot.de/

Veröffentlicht am 27.11.2012 19:51:27 GMT+01:00
There is One of Everything in the World

Veröffentlicht am 27.11.2012 12:45:30 GMT+01:00
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Veröffentlicht am 22.11.2012 13:28:04 GMT+01:00
Ever tried Skulduggery Pleasant? It's written by Derek Landy and even though the first book (sceptre of the Ancients) is more of a children's story, the other ones are fantastic. The two main characters develop throughout the series and each and every one of them is realistic (or as realistic as a skeleton detective with a twelve-year-old sidekick throwing magic flames can be). Also, the dark humour is absolutely lovely!

Veröffentlicht am 21.11.2012 23:02:42 GMT+01:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 21.11.2012 23:06:20 GMT+01:00
I suggest you my short fantasy story The Last Fomorian (Chronicles of Norrland). An unusual plot with an unusual end. Available at 0,99¤ at Aamzon.de. Read also readers' reviews.

Veröffentlicht am 21.11.2012 13:02:37 GMT+01:00
I thoroughly enjoyed "The Pyramid Scheme" by Dave Freer & Eric Flint. It's a mixture of Sci-Fi and ancient mythology, the protagonists are from our time. It's absolutely hilarious, not always perfectly logical but wonderfully entertaining. The authors don't take themselves too seriously, it's the most unusual book I've read in a long while.

For a more serious but still unusual type of Sci-Fi try the "Liaden Universe" series by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. The early stories are rather romantic, if you want action start with "Agent of Change", "Carpe Diem", "Plan B" and "I Dare", in that order. You can get the four books in two volumes called "The Agent Gambit" and "Korval's Game".

Veröffentlicht am 21.11.2012 07:44:32 GMT+01:00
Hi Edith,
real sorry I am that I can't recommend a book written by me. And to be honest, I'm rather new at this discussion thing and just thought it would be nice to talk this way with other Sf/F enthusiasts, getting hints and finding books to read a better way. The last entries weren't helpful at all... I`ve been thinking about it and looking at my books, and I think you might also look at David Webers mutineers moon (Mond der Meuterer), since it meets most of your demands. I sure hope you will get besser answers that will be an inspiration for both of us!
BR, Undine

Veröffentlicht am 20.11.2012 17:21:46 GMT+01:00
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Greetings everyone! This is a romantic suspense...definitely a contemporary and unusual romance with a twist. I am repeatedly asked to write a sequel to this novel....which is now on my agenda.

Operation Neurosurgeon: You never know ... who's in the OR: ~ 74,000 word novel which received a perfect 5 STARS for characters from Red Adept Reviews and was the Indie Book of the Day on June 26th.

Who says a rising neurosurgeon can't fall from his pinnacle? From the skullduggery taking place in the Tennessee woods to the silent tension in the OR, Doctor Danny Tilson's life takes an abrupt turn after performing surgery alongside a scrub nurse with aqua eyes and a velvet voice.

Can Danny's situation get any worse after the alluring lady disappears, he inherits her roguish retriever, and his Albert Einstein historical book turns up missing? A pack of Tennessee attorneys pursue Danny while he develops a scheme with his paramedic best friend to payback the mysterious woman who left in a hurry.
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If you would like to see a book trailer on this novel as well as to meet the author, etc., please stop by my website:
http://barbaraebel.weebly.com

Have a nice rest of the week.

Veröffentlicht am 20.11.2012 00:44:53 GMT+01:00
John Oehler meint:
Allow me to plug my own, recently published mystery/suspense novel, Aphrodesia. Aphrodesia takes place in the world of fragrances, from fine perfumes, additives in supermarket products, to forensic identification of arsonists, to the reason strippers make bigger tips when they're ovulating. It tells the story of a perfume student who creates a powerful aphrodisiac, only to find himself the prime suspect when a counterfeit of his perfume surfaces as the sole link in an oputbreak of passion-driven homicides.

Kirkus Reviews wrote: "A sensually evocative … brilliant, engaging twist."

Here is the link: Aphrodesia: A Novel of Suspense

John Oehler

Veröffentlicht am 18.11.2012 20:38:57 GMT+01:00
My new novel, Pyramid of the Dead: A Zombie Novel tells another version of how a few hundred Spanish Conquistadors brought down the Incan Empire. Even to this day no one is sure what happened. Using real names, battles and locations my story is a tale of greed and vengeance, black magic and demons with an army raised from the underworld.

Veröffentlicht am 18.11.2012 13:24:19 GMT+01:00
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Veröffentlicht am 10.11.2012 10:49:12 GMT+01:00
Hi Eadgyth,
since you mentioned an interest in F also, unusual characters and "different" stories, you might want to look at the works of Lorna Freeman, not involving thieves but many intrigues, no heir per se but a main character trying to be anything but a person of interest (hero's name is Rabbit :-) ), more or less feuding parties whose motives . I loved Paladin of Souls, so I think you will be aware of the Vorkosigan series by Lois. I got to Freemans first after I read Curse of Chalion and found it so complex, interesting and intriguing I now follow this series. So I recommend to check it out!

Veröffentlicht am 10.11.2012 09:41:45 GMT+01:00
Hello Edith,
May I recommed my own books: "The reomote control" an espionage thriller; "The death sciences" a thriller that deals with terror organization and its members; "An African sunset" a tale of complicated love affair and its outcome in West Africa. You may read of course the first 3 chapters of each of my books freely.
Haim Kadman

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 28.10.2012 21:46:05 GMT+01:00
Cathy meint:
Try the H.I.V.E. books, by Mark Walden. H.I.V.E. stands for "Higher Institute of Villainous Education". Very entertaining and witty!

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 28.10.2012 14:50:56 GMT+01:00
Kiwiboy meint:
Hi there,
I know, the books I am naming here are not strictly sci-fi, but I have been impressed (I know it is my taste I am describing here), however the author is Daniel Suarez, and the books are Daemon, Freedom, and Kill Decision, they came out in that order, I have read Kill Decision first, and it hooked me onto the author. If you take the plunge and give them a go, I wish you a great reading experience.

Veröffentlicht am 26.10.2012 14:07:07 GMT+02:00
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Veröffentlicht am 21.10.2012 14:09:20 GMT+02:00
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Veröffentlicht am 20.10.2012 13:16:32 GMT+02:00
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Veröffentlicht am 17.10.2012 00:22:45 GMT+02:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 17.10.2012 00:26:47 GMT+02:00
K. Büsch meint:
Not necessarily an easy read but astonishing is Anthony Burgess' Earthly Powers. And it has one of the best opening lines ever.

Thinking about it, its neither SciFi nor Fantasy. But if you want to expand your library its a good one.

Veröffentlicht am 14.10.2012 18:25:31 GMT+02:00
gûlgalthâ meint:
Blepharospasm details the perspectives of a young man that is a junkie and comes to life when the reader realizes that the book reads as though the character has scribed it. It is not often that such a work is introduced in the literary community that is so surreal and leaves one wanting more insight into the characters lives like a junkie needs more drugs in
their system. Blepharospasm

Veröffentlicht am 14.10.2012 18:22:04 GMT+02:00
gûlgalthâ meint:
Blepharospasm by Harutyun MackoushianBlepharospasm
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