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понедельник, 28 сентября 2009 г.

William Styron "Sophie's Choice"


"Sophie's Choice" is a great and heartbreaking, interesting and sad story about Sophie who survived 18 months in Auschwitz before the camp was liberated and her horrifying choice of choosing between her two children; which one would be killed at the crematoriums and which would be allowed to live in the camps of Auschwitz.
I would highly recommend this Pulitzer Prize winner to anyone who enjoys good literary fiction.
Lili.

среда, 23 сентября 2009 г.

Ian McEwan "Atonement"

Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of more than 10 books. "McEwan writes like an angel and plots like a demon" (The Weekly Standards).
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.
Olena.

Anne Tyler "The Accidental Tourist"


This novel is a pleasure to read, I enjoyed it. Anne Tyler characters are real people with a past and a future. Main hero Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates to travel. He struggles to cope with the death of his son and his wife's leaving him. When he meets Muriel, a dog trainer, he renews and claims his heart.
Marina.

понедельник, 21 сентября 2009 г.

C.McCarthy "All the Pretty Horses"


McCarthy is a new writer for me and may be now is my favorite. His novel is violent and wonderful at the same time.The main hero McCarthy's novel is John Grady, a Texas cowboy, who travels to Mexico with his best friend. John is a master with horses, good rider and a naive young man frustrated with the world. His mother has left his father, who is dying, and his girlfriend has found happiness with another man....
I like this book and recommend to read.
Lili

четверг, 17 сентября 2009 г.

Lewis Carroll "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"


"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a wonderful fantasy adventure story about a little girl who creates a magical world around her in her dreams. Each chapter describes a different kinds of characters and adventures. The story of Alice is popular from kids to adults. This book is delightful and I have always enjoyed the story of Alice in Wonderland with all the unexpected characters.
Olena.

вторник, 8 сентября 2009 г.

“Der Zwerg Nase und andere Marchen”

“Der Zwerg Nase und andere Marchen” – це чудова збірка казок В. Гауфа. Але цю книгу важко читати людям, які володіють німецькою лише на початковому рівні. Крім того, не дуже цікаво читати розповіді про побут і культуру арабського народу. Тому що зустрічається досить багато незнайомих понять, які гальмують процес читання і відповідно зменшують бажання читати далі. Але, звичайно ж, про смаки не сперечаються і, можливо, ця книга стане надзвичайно цікавою для осіб, які полюбляють читати розповіді такої тематики.

Катерина

A. Christie “Evil under the Sun”

“Evil under the Sun” by A. Christie is a very gripping book, written in a classical Christie’s style. The thing is that the murder is committed not in the first chapters, as it usually is in most detective stories. A reader tries to read as quickly as possible in order to get to the basis of the plot. I must say, that as usual I couldn’t even guess the real murderer. But marvelous Hercule Poirot seemed to know the guilty from the very day of the revealing of the crime. A. Christie deliberately gives a reader a list of the potential suspects in the beginning of the novel. What is more, she describes the characters and hides in those descriptions the motives for committing the crime. Though I couldn’t make out who the murderer was, I liked this story immensely.

Ekaterina

четверг, 3 сентября 2009 г.

Philip Roth "American Pastoral"


Philip Roth has created an amazingly powerful story.
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.
Lili