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Motherless Brooklyn von Jonathan Lethem
Motherless Brooklyn von Jonathan Lethem
5.0 von 5 Sternen Brilliant, 21. Februar 2014
This is a great twist on the classic detective novel. It's got
mobsters, cops, detectives, a great femme fatal, and stars a private
eye with Tourrettes syndrome whose verbal tics, with all their
brilliant insight and outrageousness, had me laughing out loud.
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel von David Mitchell
5.0 von 5 Sternen Great historical fiction, 21. Februar 2014
This novel captivated me for many reasons. It is centered in Dejima at
the end of the 18th century, a tiny man-made island in Nagasaki Bay
where Dutch traders function as Japan's interface to the world at a
time when Japan had deliberately isolated itself. Each culture is
exotic to the other, and as the novel progresses, we see each from a
variety of internal and external perspectives. The characters are
complex, the plot exciting. As always, David Mitchell is very skilled
in his use of language.
A Delicate Truth von John le Carré
A Delicate Truth von John le Carré
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5.0 von 5 Sternen More relevant than ever, 25. August 2013
Two British civil servants, one younger, one older, from different
social backgrounds, each committed in his own way to to doing the
right thing, to being on the up-and-up, each expecting transparency
and decency from colleagues and superiors, find themselves in a new
world in which covert operations are outsourced to vague corporate
entities and the rules are all somehow changed. Traditional channels
of reporting wrongs lead to dead ends. They face difficult
choices. Reading this book in the summer of 2013, its topic of
personal responsibility in the context of secret government-corporate
interaction, at a time when even the courts are secret,… Mehr dazu