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Veröffentlicht am 20.04.2012 18:11:59 GMT+02:00
Frank Mundo meint:
Try Never Let Me Go. by Kazuo Ishiguro. It's about a group of clones who are born and raised for the sole purpose of becoming organ donors for their originals.

Veröffentlicht am 20.04.2012 21:18:32 GMT+02:00
[Vom Autor gelöscht am 06.06.2012 16:17:09 GMT+02:00]

Veröffentlicht am 25.04.2012 18:02:41 GMT+02:00
Jerry meint:
The Surreal Killer, EUR 2,68, is currently ranked as the #12 best seller hard-boiled mystery on Amazon (#13 in this category on Amazon UK). The book ranks #1 (Amazon) in categories "travel", "Peru", "South America". An Action/Adventure novel that describes the hunt by a private detective and his wife for a serial killer through Peru and Chile. Nine reviews: Eight 5-Stars, 4.9 average.

Veröffentlicht am 12.05.2012 14:35:16 GMT+02:00
Edith meint:
I recommend The Unhewn Stone by Australian writer Wendy Laharnar. Beautifully written and very atmospheric, this book takes a modern day descendant of Hermann Gessler back in time to the days when the Wilhelm Tell legend unfolds

Veröffentlicht am 12.05.2012 23:17:48 GMT+02:00
Sometimes you just have to go All In
5 star thriller

Veröffentlicht am 01.06.2012 10:53:49 GMT+02:00
The Dancing Boy
If Shafiq hadn't shouted a warning Sgt Tom Gillet would have died. Instead, when the IED exploded he lost his right foot. Days later Shafiq's father was beheaded by the Taliban, his mother and sisters raped and shot as punishment for aiding the coalition forces. Shipped back to the UK and on the threshold of PTSD, Gillet discovers Shafiq has been sold into an Afghan cultural tradition known as `Bacha Bazi' child sex slavery, to an Afghan tribal warlord. Desperate for one last shot at action Gillet returns to Afghanistan as a civilian intent on searching for Shafiq and bringing him back to the UK. What happens next is stunning, and reveals a darker side of the Afghanistan conflict.
This book is not about war, it is because of war.
Not for the squeamish.

Veröffentlicht am 01.06.2012 22:16:12 GMT+02:00
Xenia meint:
One of my all time favourites: Amon Oz "A Tale of Love And Darkness". Amos Oz is Israeli, this book is the story of his family.
I read it in German translation (original is in Hebrew), and it was wonderfully translated, just beautiful language. A must read for everyone interested in Israel

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 02.06.2012 18:50:25 GMT+02:00
Robert McNair meint:
Read a few of these:
Jonathon Kellerman - Alex Delaware Novels - Crime Los Angeles
James Patterson - Alex Cross Novels & Michael Bennett Novels
John Grisham - thriller
John Sandford
John Steinbeck - Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, etc all of his books will keep your interest
David Ray Griffin - USA 9/11 conspiracy Theorist USA
actually there's millions of books out there, the first 4 listed are more or less your rock star crime novelists, they crank them out. pretty good stuff

I will make you a deal on 100's of books if you live in Germany. I converted over to Kindle and I don't want shelves & shelves full of books anymore


Veröffentlicht am 03.06.2012 20:26:20 GMT+02:00
Florian Brids meint:
Lord of the Barnyard,

best plot and revenge story ever....

Veröffentlicht am 06.06.2012 09:37:32 GMT+02:00
Frank Mundo meint:
I liked The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Veröffentlicht am 06.06.2012 11:27:38 GMT+02:00
The Dancing Boy

The dark side of Afghanistan that few know of, stunning read.

Veröffentlicht am 06.06.2012 16:17:27 GMT+02:00
[Vom Autor gelöscht am 28.06.2012 18:42:59 GMT+02:00]

Veröffentlicht am 08.06.2012 00:51:16 GMT+02:00
Avid reader meint:
Check out Relative Strangers by Shirley Heaton, brilliant read! Relative Strangers

Veröffentlicht am 18.06.2012 15:43:11 GMT+02:00
Two good reads for a lazy summer day.

All In
Don't ever try to beat Carla at cards, you might lose more than just a hand.

The Dancing Boy
A story of an ex-soldier returning to Afghanistan to find the boy who saved his life will have you nailed to the seat.

Veröffentlicht am 20.06.2012 09:52:39 GMT+02:00
mudgius meint:
One day, by David Nicholls, really loved that one
Enders Game, by Orson Scott Card, fantastic plot in every meaning
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, always and ever so ...

Veröffentlicht am 20.06.2012 09:57:08 GMT+02:00
[Von Amazon gelöscht am 20.06.2012 17:50:26 GMT+02:00]

Veröffentlicht am 20.06.2012 14:56:01 GMT+02:00
Robert Craven meint:

Veröffentlicht am 21.06.2012 14:52:52 GMT+02:00
H. Weig meint:
I second Murakami, especially Norwegian Wood or Hard-Boiled Wonderland.

I'd also recommend Susannah Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, which is both brilliantly written and very imaginative story-wise.

Anything by China Miéville if you like the New Weird or urban fantasy. His language is amazing and poetic and his stories are epic and definitely something different.

Also, anything by Jeanette Winterson. Her books are fairly short and her tone is light an humorous, but also heart-wrenchingly beautiful in places.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is a good one too, The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, or - and that's a big recommendation, actually - American Gods by Neil Gaiman. That's an incredibly powerful novel, perhaps slightly absurd on occasion, but brilliant in terms of idea and plot and mostly easy, sometimes impressive in terms of the prose.

I could go on. I'll stop :)

Veröffentlicht am 22.06.2012 23:25:34 GMT+02:00
Hi, hope it is okay to post here?

Mrs. McGillocotty Finds A Body (English Edition)

Some of the neighbors believe Mrs. McGillicotty is a little addlepated.

Mrs. Elva McGillocotty and her sister are finding dead men
in their boarding house and for the life of them they can't figure out why.

They are determined to dispose of these bodies before the Constable finds out.

But who is the killer?

Let's just say you will love the boarders.

PG-13. No sex, some mild language

Veröffentlicht am 23.06.2012 18:47:24 GMT+02:00
RK meint:
Wings Of Freedom, a historical romance
Twelve glowing reviews (5 and 4 star) from USA, UK, Europe, Australia, Euro 2.68

Excerpts/headings from book reviews:
“I discovered a book I really enjoyed”
“It is with great honor that I highly recommend this book.”
“Praise for Ratan Kaul and Wings of Freedom”
“The magic of a bygone era”
“Fascinating Book”
“A path-breaking novel on colonial India”
“The tone of the book is indeed pleasing ”
“A Wonderful Read!”
“Transported in time”
“Love Prevails”
"An enjoyable, well-researched read."

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 24.06.2012 10:23:47 GMT+02:00
I love A.S. Byatts books, all of them, just reread her trilogy starting with "The Virgin in the Garden" Try it out, she writes beautifully in an academic English I find gorgeous (although I did need a dictionary once in a while, in spite of the fact that I studied Englsich literature at Cornell). She just released "The Childrens Book" about three generations of several English families...I loved it.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 24.06.2012 10:25:16 GMT+02:00
Try A.S. Byatts "The Childrens Book" which I found breathtakingly beautiful, about three generations of several English families...

Veröffentlicht am 24.06.2012 18:51:17 GMT+02:00
Roger Weston meint:
Action-Thrillers suitable for mature YA on up.

Recent customer review:
Usually read James Patterson, needed something to read waiting for his new book. Downloaded this after reading other reviews & possible one of my best reads of late. Fast moving, interesting...Struggled to put it down...
The Golden Catch

Recent customer review:
What a fun read! Action packed and compelling the story of Chuck Brandt grabs you on the first page and doesn't let you go until the last. I just had to keep reading...Chuck, a world class assassin, has changed his ways only to find himself duped by his employer. He must rely on himself and the skills from his past to overcome the betrayal. And does he ever!...Be prepared for a great adventure.
The Recruiter

Customer comment:
"Meg Coles was a teacher married to a wonderful husband for 10 years and never really knew who he was until his murder. What she goes through to stay alive is thrilling and unreal. Loved it!! Will be looking for a lot more of Roger Weston's books."
The Assassin's Wife

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 25.06.2012 22:35:47 GMT+02:00
You must be kidding.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 27.06.2012 19:52:12 GMT+02:00
j little meint:
To name but a few: Vikram Seth's "An Equal Music" is stunning from every point of view you mention (style, plot, meaning). Also very good: "Music and Silence", by Rose Tremaine. Equally fascinating, but completely different, "Still Alice", by Lisa Genova (about early onset Alzheimer's), and "The Room", by Emma Donoghue. "Us" by Richard Mason I found also totally fascinating. Good chicklit: the early Jane Green (Babyville, Bookends), the Shopaholic Serices (Sophie Kinsella), Lucy Diamond. If you're open to brilliant children's literature: "The flute of Mayferry Street", by Eileen Dunlop, "From Anna", "Mama's going to buy you a mockingbird", "Mine for keeps", "Spring begins in March", "Home from far", "Different Dragons", all by Jean Little, "The Dark is Rising" Sequence by Susan Cooper, and almost everything by Diana Wynne Jones. Enjoy!
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