Ni d’Ève ni d’Adam

Author: Amélie Nothomb ISBN: 9782226179647 Pages: 245 Description: How do you know an author is talented? One way is when you cannot stop reading, even though not much is happening plotwise. This was Tokyo Finacee for me. Nothomb creates striking images with very few words, and their arresting quality is not lost in translation. (Note: The title is Tokyo Fiancée) …

Spotgaai

Author: Suzanne Collins ISBN: 9789000303120 Pages: 363 Description: Katniss Everdeen overleefde tot twee keer toe de Hongerspelen, het macabere evenement dat eens per jaar plaatsvindt om de bevolking van Panem eraan te herinneren dat er niet te tornen valt aan het dictatoriale regime. Maar dat regime begint nu te wankelen. Rebellen nemen Katniss mee naar het grimmige District 13, waar …

To Be a King

Author: Kathryn Lasky ISBN: 9780439795708 Pages: 206 Description: The eleventh title in this best-selling series brings Hoole to kingship and the legends to fulfilment signaling a return to the adventures of Coryn, Soren and the Band. In this final book of the Legends trilogy Hoole reclaims the thrown of his father and goes on to wage a war against the …

Cane

Author: Jean Toomer ISBN: 9780871401519 Pages: 144 Description: A literary masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance, Cane is a powerful work of innovative fiction evoking black life in the South. The sketches, poems, and stories of black rural and urban life that make up Cane are rich in imagery. Visions of smoke, sugarcane, dusk, and flame permeate the Southern landscape: the …

Soe Hok-Gie…Sekali Lagi: Buku Pesta dan Cinta di Alam Bangsanya

Author: Rudy Badil ISBN: Pages: 512 Description: Dari sisa ingatan dan catatan minim, mantan enam rekan (Freddy Lasut sudah almarhum) perjalanan Soe Hok-gie (27 tahun) dan Idhan Dhanvantari Lubis (20), berusaha menulis ulang kesaksian sebenarnya tragedi perjalanan pendakian ke Gunung Semeru, nun 40 tahun lalu. Aristides Katoppo (71): “Hok-gie terlalu cepat pergi, tapi kalau dia hidup dan sekarang sudah umur …

Collected Poems, 1909-1962

Author: T.S. Eliot ISBN: 9780151189786 Pages: 240 Description: There is no more authoritative collection of the poetry that Eliot himself wished to preserve than this volume, published two years before his death in 1965. Poet, dramatist, critic, and editor, T. S. Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth-century poetry. This edition of Collected Poems 1909-1962 includes his verse …

Das Konzert

Author: Hartmut Lange ISBN: 9783257216455 Pages: 138 Description: Im Salon der Frau Altenschul trifft sich die jüdische Creme Berlins – ausnahmslos von den Nazis umgebrachte Tote, deren postume Zusammenkünfte dazu dienen, inmitten schöner Dinge den gewaltsamen Tod im Massengrab zu vergessen. Auch die Mörder zieht es an denselben Ort; draußen vor der Tür warten sie auf Sühne. Erlösung soll von …

News of a Kidnapping

Author: Gabriel García Márquez ISBN: 9780140267839 Pages: 291 Description: THIS ASTONISHING BOOK by the Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez chronicles the 1990 kidnappings of ten Colombian man and women–all journalists but one–by the Medellín drug boss Pablo Escobar. The carefully orchestrated abductions were Escobar’s attempt to extort from the government its assurance that he, and other narcotics traffickers, would not …

A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens ISBN: 9781578152599 Pages: 0 Description: This omnibus of novels by Charles Dickens consists of Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities. Because I don’t have the stamina or the patience to read all of these at one time, I decided to read each individually when the time is right. I will review each work as I …

Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor

Author: Susan Wise Bauer ISBN: 9781933339009 Pages: 338 Description: What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi’s tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome? Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer’s trademark, The …