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Hi folks; I live in the most beautiful part of the world - on the shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand. The lake has a 100-mile circumference, and is crater made by a volcanic eruption. Oh yes, that was a big bang. I'm a Creative Director, an advertising copywriter by trade, interested in amateur theatre (I've written a few plays) and I read. A lot. My office window overlooks farmland and snow-capped… Mehr dazu
 

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The Convict and the Other Stories von James Lee Burke
The Convict and the Other Stories von James Lee Burke
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Stunning., 19. September 2000
If you've read James Lee Burke's novels, then you're in for a more than pleasant suprise with "The Convict". Because it's a book of short stories.
Mind you - it's just as well these stories are short. Each tale packs enough punch for a full blown novel. Comparing just one of these stories with any of Burke's novels is like comparing whisky with strong beer.
Each story is heady stuff - not only in the powerful way Burke takes a word and wrings all the blood out of it onto the page before setting it into place. The stories are of strong-headed, often wrong-headed men doing what they knew to be the best thing. They are tales of the American South, of the bijoux… Mehr dazu
The Convict and the Other Stories von James Lee Burke
The Convict and the Other Stories von James Lee Burke
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Stunning., 19. September 2000
If you've read James Lee Burke's novels, then you're in for a more than pleasant suprise with "The Convict". Because it's a book of short stories.
Mind you - it's just as well these stories are short. Each tale packs enough punch for a full blown novel. Comparing just one of these stories with any of Burke's novels is like comparing whisky with strong beer.
Each story is heady stuff - not only in the powerful way Burke takes a word and wrings all the blood out of it onto the page before setting it into place. The stories are of strong-headed, often wrong-headed men doing what they knew to be the best thing. They are tales of the American South, of the bijoux… Mehr dazu
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove von Christopher Moore
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove von Christopher Moore
Look. There are quite a few people I'd really like to introduce Steve to, OK?
They really, really need to have a quiet chat with him. He is, after all, a humanitarian. (Much the same as a person who exists purely on lentils, brown rice, and lettuce is a vegetarian).
Read the book, tomorrow, and get to know Steve. Then go through your Rolodex and see if there aren't several dozen people you know who wouldn't be greatly improved by a little digestion.