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At Home: A short history of private life von Bill Bryson
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Good but not one of Bryson's best, 30. September 2010
As a big fan of Bill Bryson, I have to start by saying that ANY book from Bill Bryson will pack you so full of trivia that you can use to impress the masses at fancy dinner parties and will entertain on a level not easily accomplished by other, less talented authors. I have read not all, but many books from the vast Bryson library; A Walk In The Woods, I'm A Stranger Here Myself, The Life and Times of Thunderbolt Kid, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Shakespeare and Notes From A Small Island.

For Bryson standards "At Home" is merely okay and although entertaining, is not up to the standards set in a "I'm A Stranger Here Myself" or "A Walk in the Woods", which I consider to… Mehr dazu
The Camel Club (Camel Club Series) von David Baldacci
As someone who is always interested in finding new great authors I am continuously scouting for new great writers through reviews, recommendations and online browsing. Through one of these hunts I stumbled across "The Camel Club", a story promising intrigue, conspiracy, action and plenty of suspense, a recipe I can rarely turn away from. I had never read a Dave Baldacci book before but after reading the summary of "The Camel Club" and seeing that it had consistently good reviews I decided to give it a shot.

In a very basic sense for me there are four types of authors out there whose overall skill level can be comprised of two main criteria: the first is writing skill and the… Mehr dazu
World Without End von Ken Follett
World Without End von Ken Follett
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Solid Followup, 5. August 2008
Ken Follett is at times a great writer and at times a so so one. With "Pillars of the Earth" Follett delivered not only a great read but also exquisitely well written prose that could easily be classified as "literature" rather than "pulp". "Pillars" has always been, in my humble opinion, one of the finest pieces of writing of modern times, so for me "World Without End" had a very tough act to follow.

Follett does an admirable job in this sequel, but top "Pillars" it does not. Again, Follett delivers an exciting story with believable twists and turns, good dialogue, believable characters and good pacing. The atmosphere is very fleshed out and you can really envision yourself in a… Mehr dazu