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вторник, 22 декабря 2009 г.
I could not put the book down! It was a WONDERFUL book!
понедельник, 14 декабря 2009 г.
"Motherless Brooklyn" is the story of a man, Lionel Essrog, who is trying to solve the murder of his mentor, Frank Minna.
This book is fun to read and hard to put down. I really enjoyed it!!!
I loved this book.
воскресенье, 13 декабря 2009 г.
'Stones for Ibarra" is Doerr's first novel, won the 1985 National Book Award for first fiction. Harriet was 75 years old!!!
среда, 2 декабря 2009 г.
Four childeren, of whom first the father dies and shortly after that their mother. And because they don't want to be separated and live in an orphanage, they decide to hide their death. To keep the mother's death a secret, the two oldest children, a girl and a boy bury her in their garden, cementing over her grave with a bag of cement.
The rest of the story focuses on how the children act when there are no parents.
вторник, 1 декабря 2009 г.
This story stays with you long after you turn the last page.
четверг, 26 ноября 2009 г.
This novel is a fun read, no matter what your age.
среда, 25 ноября 2009 г.
If you haven't yet read this book, I highly recommend you do.
вторник, 24 ноября 2009 г.
Who would want to do such a thing? Read and you will know answer…
пятница, 20 ноября 2009 г.
This novel is a pleasure to read.
четверг, 12 ноября 2009 г.
Adam Penhallow died on the eve of his birthday. He ruled over his estate, kept his adult children financially. We know all Penhallow's children, their thoughts,weaknesses, they all hated him. There are more than a dosen suspects, but who murdered Penhallow?
Definitely worth a read for detective stories, mystery lovers.
пятница, 6 ноября 2009 г.
One of the most touching and unforgettable books!
четверг, 5 ноября 2009 г.
The ending gave me a lot to think about.
I don't want to retell the plot, you need to experience the story for yourself.
вторник, 3 ноября 2009 г.
пятница, 30 октября 2009 г.
Jennifer Parker is one of the most successful lawyers, ambitious, intelligent, beautiful woman. Her life is shadowed by two men, both of them powerful. They are on opposite sides of the law. One of them is the politician and the other is the mafia boss."Rage of Angels" is one of Sheldon's rare stories that does not have a happy ending.
среда, 21 октября 2009 г.
Very beautiful and unforgettable novel!
пятница, 16 октября 2009 г.
I have not read this book, but my friend (Susan knows that I like “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown) sent me different articles about Dan Brown and his last book “The Lost Symbol",
which connects with world of symbols, secret societies, art and history. The story takes place in Washington, D.C. and focuses on a secretive brotherhood, Freemasonry. Jason Kaufman, Vice President and Executive Editor at Doubleday said, "Nothing ever is as it first appears in a Dan Brown novel. This book’s narrative takes place in a twelve-hour period, and from the first page, Dan’s readers will feel the thrill of discovery as they follow Robert Langdon through a masterful and unexpected new landscape. THE LOST SYMBOL is full of surprises."
Let’s read together.
четверг, 15 октября 2009 г.
The book is worth reading both by the students and adults. It may be appreciated by the lovers of detective stories and psychological thrillers.
среда, 14 октября 2009 г.
It's pleasure to read this novel!
понедельник, 5 октября 2009 г.
I think it's not a quick read, but a good read with a dramatic turn at the end.
Very well written.
понедельник, 28 сентября 2009 г.
I would highly recommend this Pulitzer Prize winner to anyone who enjoys good literary fiction.
среда, 23 сентября 2009 г.
His novel ''Atonement'' is a story of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness.
I liked the plotline, his writing style, the deep characters. The book that made me want to read.
понедельник, 21 сентября 2009 г.
I like this book and recommend to read.
четверг, 17 сентября 2009 г.
вторник, 8 сентября 2009 г.
четверг, 3 сентября 2009 г.
The story of Swede, who marries Miss New Jersey, who runs a successful business and lives in his dream home. In his mid-40s Swede understands, that his world has been radically different than he imagined. Beginning with the shock of his only daughter’s bombing of the local post office, killing the town doctor in protest of the war in Vietnam, Swede learns that much of his life has been an illusion.
The book and the characters stay with you long after the book is finished.
пятница, 28 августа 2009 г.
This book tells the story of ten year old black girl who is raped by two white men, the story of racial violence in the deep south and struggle of lawyer to save his client's life and then his own.
It is a very good read.
четверг, 20 августа 2009 г.
суббота, 8 августа 2009 г.
O’Neill’s seductive ode to New York — a city that even in bad times stubbornly clings to its belief “in its salvific worth” — is narrated by a Dutch financier whose privileged Manhattan existence is upended by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. When his wife departs for London with their small son, he stays behind, finding camaraderie in the unexpectedly buoyant world of immigrant cricket players, most of them West Indians and South Asians, including an entrepreneur with Gatsby-size aspirations.
The story is strictly autobiographical, rendered as a memoir of childhood and young adulthood. Satrapi begins her story at age ten, the daughter of well-educated and well-off parents who put a premium on their daughter's religious and academic independence. Marjane's parents prod their pre-adolescent daughter toward a liberal education and encourage her to speak out. However, being a rebel against oppression in Iran leads inevitably to trouble and expulsion from school. Her parents recourse is to pack young Marjane off to Austria, isolated and alone in a foreign and far more secular culture. A series of mostly negative experiences leads her back to her homeland and an unsuccessful marriage during the early years of Iran's fundamentalist revolution with its growing religious oppression. When the young adult Marjane and her parents finally realize that her future lies not in Iran but in Europe, she heads off to France where she still lives today.
пятница, 7 августа 2009 г.
This is the ideal book for someone who wants to be entertained and also to learn about a US politics in the 1960s. How can you do both? Certainly, books about US politics are not entertaining? And to that I say: you must read Nixonland.
The sprawling book starts during the Watts riots in 1964 in the shadow of Lyndon Johnson's overwhelming presidential victor, which left America's conservative movement broken. Through shrewdly selected anecdotes, Perlstein shows how Nixon used riots, anti–Vietnam War protests, the drug culture and other displays of unrest as an easy relief against which to craft a campaign for his narrow win of 1968 and landslide victory of 1972. Nixon spoke of solid, old-fashioned American values, law and order and respect for the traditional hierarchy. In this way, says Perlstein, Nixon created a new dividing line in the rhetoric of American political life that remains with us today. At the same time, Perlstein illuminates the many demons that haunted Nixon, especially how he came to view his political adversaries as enemies of both himself and the nation and brought about his own downfall.
вторник, 4 августа 2009 г.
Gone with the Wind is an American War & Peace. This is the story of the black and white Southerners before, during, and after the war, very rich in historical facts.The prose is beautiful and perfectly in characters, especially in main heroes, Captain Rhett Butler and the beautiful, strong Scarlett O'Hara.
понедельник, 20 июля 2009 г.
The novel is easy to read and I enjoyed it very much. I recommend you to read it.
This book is about young man, who liked a girl, who lived opposite him.
This boy was very strange, because he stolen her and wanted her being always with him.
I like this book, cause it is very simple to read and very interesting. If you like mystic stories, my advice is to read this book.
среда, 15 июля 2009 г.
Having read this novel I was impressed. In this novel we can see the situation when money puts the problem of choice before each man: whether he would become rich and powerful and lose his heart or he would remain poor but would possess all necessary inner qualities and spiritual wealth.
суббота, 11 июля 2009 г.
понедельник, 6 июля 2009 г.
And, so, we can study English every day, even without a teacher. So, you should read this book.
пятница, 3 июля 2009 г.
четверг, 2 июля 2009 г.
The book is considered to be one of the best novels and belongs to classical literature. It is very popular among youth and people of elder generations and the novel was filmed few times.
Beyond any doubts the story of two sisters, who despised any display of pride and longed to get married only when falling in love, deserves the highest praise.
It is easy and relaxing.
While reading it you feel like your own dreams come true, though it is not always so in real life. The happy ending of the novel satisfy the reader’s expectations. Someone may find it commonplace but I guess it’ll fit those people who are tired of cruelty and violence.
I have already read few novels by Jane Austen and I’d like to read some more.
понедельник, 15 июня 2009 г.
пятница, 12 июня 2009 г.
Have a chance to entertain yourself and get great enjoyment!
четверг, 11 июня 2009 г.
вторник, 9 июня 2009 г.
суббота, 6 июня 2009 г.
Этот рассказ полон тайн и загадок. До последнего момента невозможно догадаться, ктоже убийца на самом деле.
Я рекомендую его прочитать всем любителям детективной литературы.
вторник, 2 июня 2009 г.
The main characters are Robert Lohkamp, Otto Köster and Gottfried Lenz. They have been friends for many years. They got acquainted before the war and kept in touch during the war and after its end. Robert Lohkamp was the owner of tire fitting shop and after the war he took care of his friends. To their last breath they stayed friends and supported each other. To my mind this novel is worth our attention and it is an example of true friendship which we should learn.
London society is beautifully drawn in the early part of the novel, as Mariella goes to church, works on her sewing, obeys her parents and melts with love for her promising young man.
понедельник, 1 июня 2009 г.
вторник, 26 мая 2009 г.
Der Hauptheld des Romans ist Allan, ein Ingenieur. Er will einen Tunnel am Grunde des Atlantiks von Amerika nach Europa bauen. Er hat viele Schwierigkeiten und nicht genug Geld. Aber nach 26 Jahren Bauzeit wird der Tunnel schließlich vollendet. Der Autor erzahlt auch über seine Beziehungen mit Bekanntes, Freunden und Verwandten. Das Buch ist ein Roman, wo man viele Dinge finden kann: Liebe, Abenteuer, Träume und vielleicht ein bisschen Märchen.
Данная книга посвящена описанию человеческих страстей и пороков. И наряду с этими качествами, очень гармонично соединяются такие, как любовь к ближнему, стремление помочь человеку во время эпидемии, жертвуя не только собой, но и своей семьей. Что это: непреодолимая любовь ко всему живому на земле, или желание прославиться? Ответ на этот вопрос вы найдете, прочитав эту книгу.
Желаю увлекательного прочтения!
Студентка Института филологии
пятница, 22 мая 2009 г.
I liked this book immensely, as it has two plotlines, which are equally capturing and exciting: investigation and love. The book is easy to read because of the simple, vivid and expressive style of this american author. You will not regret your choice having made up your mind to read this book:)
Natalia Inshyna, the student of SSPU
среда, 20 мая 2009 г.
Since she was a small child Tina felt lack of her parents’ love and affection. She found out that she had a flair for music. Her future husband Ike was a musician and saw her for the first time during a party. He was captured by her unusual voice and musical skills. Soon he invited her to participate in his musical band. After a while Tina fell in love with Ike but that wasn’t a kind of a person who could confine himself to one woman.
вторник, 12 мая 2009 г.
The main idea of the novel is to show the inner world of an ordinary person, who belongs to the working class of the American society, his emotional struggles and temptations. Clyde is a young man from a working class family but he has got strong ambitions for his future life and career. He worked at a factory and there he got attracted by a poor and very innocent girl, whom he seduced. Clyde initially enjoyed the secret relationships but then everything changed when he fell in love with the daughter of a wealthy man and his uncle’s friend. In some time he realized that his life could be changed for better and all his expectation would come true as they were about to marry. But it turned out that his previous girlfriend was pregnant. The author depicted the complicated situation when a man has to decide whether he should abandon all his dreams and act according to his conscious or he would achieve his goals even committing a crime.
Read the book! You’ll find a breathtaking and fascinating plot there.
среда, 6 мая 2009 г.
воскресенье, 3 мая 2009 г.
вторник, 28 апреля 2009 г.
The book is very easy to read. The author uses many stylistic devices and you will also enjoy reading numerable comic situations and satirical dialogues.
понедельник, 27 апреля 2009 г.
If you like the beginning of the book then you should read it till the very end to know what happened next.
It is very easy to read because of its plot and its language. The author tells the story of an editor of the newspaper “The Northern Light”. The main hero had to overcome difficulties connected with lack of money and to struggle with the competitor. To keep running the newspaper and to save its existence he did all the work himself as he had no money to pay the employees. And he won this battle and his newspaper continued publishing reports and news. But it’s not everything about this book. You will also find there love, hatred, betrayal and a lot of other forms of interactions between the characters of the book.
четверг, 23 апреля 2009 г.
вторник, 14 апреля 2009 г.
The novel is rather difficult to read as it contains complicated descriptions and few dialogues. It seemed to me a little bit boring though I can’t deny that the book will strike you with its original and unexpected plot.
The novel is about true love and genuine sacrifices in the name of love. The main characters had to wait for FIFTY YEARS to be together!!!! Could you believe it? As for me I think there could happen nothing like that in real life. But nevertheless it is considered to be a masterpiece of classical literature so you should read a book by Garcia Marquez just to have a notion about his manner of writing.
понедельник, 13 апреля 2009 г.
пятница, 10 апреля 2009 г.
If you've seen the movie but haven't read the book, I strongly suggest you read it!!!!
четверг, 9 апреля 2009 г.
It was interesting and had a great ending. Another good book by Dan Brown. The plot is political current day, the characters are believable, the setting was extremely vivid and the touch of romance helped the storyline.
A very good read!!!
The characters were really well written. I really loved this book.
среда, 8 апреля 2009 г.
среда, 25 марта 2009 г.
Great read!! Lili
вторник, 24 марта 2009 г.
I just finished reading it for i don't remember how many times and enjoyed every minute of it.
Jerome's novel, published in 1889, tells the story of three friends who decide, for various reasons, to sail "up the river" (Thames, that is) in search of adventure.
A comic masterpiece!!
Novel by J.D. Salinger, published in 1951. The main hero,Holden Caulfield, a teenager growing up in 1950s New York. This book describes Holden's thoughts and activities over few days. Confused and disillusioned, he searches for truth and rails against the adult world. He ends up exhausted and emotionally ill, in a psychiatrist's office. After he recovers from his breakdown, Holden relates his experiences to the reader.
вторник, 17 марта 2009 г.
суббота, 14 марта 2009 г.
среда, 11 марта 2009 г.
A PAINTED HOUSE takes place in rural Arkansas in 1952, where the setting is a family's cotton farm. An only child, Luke is introduced to two migrant groups, the hill people and the Mexicans. His childhood is turned upside down when they interact with the Chandler family. Luke watches the world around him, he unravels secrets, which change his family and his town....
пятница, 6 марта 2009 г.
TV meteorologist Perry Stuart has never witnessed the catastrophic power of a giant Caribbean hurricane
Until, that is, a fellow forecaster offers him a Caribbean hurricane-chasing ride in a small airplane as a holiday diversion. But a frightening accident teaches Stuart more secrets than wind speeds, and back home in England he faces threats and danger as deadly as anything nature can evolve.
вторник, 24 февраля 2009 г.
понедельник, 23 февраля 2009 г.
It concerns many aspects of life: love, betrayal, generosity. It is a story of a man worthy of that name. I guess some people will be moved to tears reading this novel as the author tried to show the life as it is without embroidering it so it is sad sometimes. The main characters of the story are Kitty and Wolter. They were married but Kitty didn’t love her husband and believed him to be dull and boring. Kitty fell in love with other man and betrayed Wolter. But after a while she realized what a mistake she had made. She saw the true mean nature of the man she loved and found out what a great man Wolter was. She began loving him but it was too late.I recommend you to read this novel.
воскресенье, 22 февраля 2009 г.
This is classic mystery by the greatest mystery writer Agatha Cristie with favourite detective of millions people - Hercules Poirot.
This book is easy to read, the terminology is not dificult.
понедельник, 16 февраля 2009 г.
The story of Dorian Gray is a story of a young man, who gained great success in life and is rather a negative character than a positive one. He used to enjoy the popularity among women and denied himself nothing. It was due to a magic event that happened to him one day. But at the end the author made him pay for all unfair deeds which he had done.
You’ll for sure like this story and will be fascinated by it, cause it has enough twists to capture your attention. I think the language is very easy and it is worth reading!
воскресенье, 15 февраля 2009 г.
"Thinner" is one of Stephen King's best books.
среда, 11 февраля 2009 г.
Haruki Murakami is one of the most popular and controversial of today's Japanese authors. His genre-defying, humorous and surreal works is Dance, Dance, Dance written in 1988.
In Japanese fiction, plot development and action have often been of secondary interest to emotional issues and exploration of the characterʼs inner lives..
Time is a powerful character in this novel, from my westernerʼs view point the main characterʼs ability to just wait for how life will reveal his next steps is one of obscene time wealth.
Two mysteries arise, how to survive the un-survivable and the murder of a call-girl and ex-girl friend.
Shadow people come and go, Yuki the 13 year old companion, Kiki the lost girl friend continues to appear and then easily disappear calling our hero through his dreams. Sheep Man helping our protagonist to draw all the divergent lines of his life into an ordered whole.
Sheepman, super ego, drawing all the divergent lines of our heros life into an ordered whole. His guide to wholeness, healing and resolution of themysteries.
Yuki, the13 year old girl, a damaged repository of possibility our hero begins to coax .into life, thereby healing himself and experiences the ultimate discovery of a human connection
The themes of loss and abandonment play through the book, loss of his spouse and then girlfriend Kiki heighten these issues.
"Shovelling snow" takes on a whole new meaning.
понедельник, 9 февраля 2009 г.
life and death
we got some words
each one is like a novel
nears the bottom of
четверг, 5 февраля 2009 г.
вторник, 3 февраля 2009 г.
If you want to know what happened then, take and read the book!!!
The language is full description so it is rather difficult to read.
Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Lourve has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Police have found a series of codes alongside the body. Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, try to answer to a mistery that stretches deep into the history....
One of the finest mysteries!!!
The language is very simple, but it enriches your vocabulary with a number of informal words and expressions for sure.
Matilda is a genius girl with idiot parents and she’s having a great time driving them crazy.
понедельник, 2 февраля 2009 г.
среда, 28 января 2009 г.
Witty and thrilling novel!!!
вторник, 27 января 2009 г.
I’ve read a book “Emma” by Jane Austen. It is a romantic novel about a girl, who was fond of making profitable matches. The language of the book is expressive and is rich in various stylistic turns, so the book is rather difficult to read.