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вторник, 22 декабря 2009 г.

Gish Jen "Typical American"

"Typical american" is truly an american story about the cultural, social, and monetary difficulty of immigration. Gish Jen writes intelligent, funny, heartbreaking novel about young man who has come to America to study to be an engineer and then return to China. His sister, Theresa, is able to reach the US with a family friend and finds a perfect wife for him. Together they make the american dream come true: making money in fast food, buying house in the suburbs.
Good read!
Lena.

John Burns "Hack"

If you are into comedy, thrillers, then "Hack" is for you."Hack" by John Burns is one of the most entertaining books. There were two splashes in London that night: the first was a body dropping into the Thames with a bullet hole in its head; and the second was tabloid crime hack Max Chard's exclusive story on the killing. But murder is only half the yarn....
I could not put the book down! It was a WONDERFUL book!
Olga.

понедельник, 14 декабря 2009 г.

Jonathan Lethem "Motherless Brooklyn''

Jonathan Lethem is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers "The Fortress of Solitude", which was a New york Times Book Review Editors' Choice for one of the best books of 2003, and "Motherless Brooklyn", which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named novel of the year.
"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!!!
Tanya.

Carol Shields "The stone diaries"

Shields tells the happy, sad, not unusual or interesting story of Daisy from her birth through to her death. Shield allows us to see her childhood, her marriages and children, loves and losses, work and leisure, and finally her old age. We learn her from all sides, from different points of view, and explore Daisy life story which makes us to think of our own life, and more importantly our place in it.
I loved this book.
Irina.

воскресенье, 13 декабря 2009 г.

Harriet Doerr "Stones for Ibarra"

Harriet Doerr is a wonderful writer. Her novel is a story told with affectionate and patient wisdom, beautifully written. Richard and Sara have come to the small Mexican village of Ibarra to reopen a copper mine abandoned by Richard's grandfather fifty years ago. They left their country and friends, lived among people who both respected and misunderstood them and taught them much about life.
'Stones for Ibarra" is Doerr's first novel, won the 1985 National Book Award for first fiction. Harriet was 75 years old!!!
Lili.

среда, 2 декабря 2009 г.

Ian McEwan "The Cement Garden"

I am a fan of Ian McEwan. "The Cement Garden" is very disturbing book.
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.
Tanya.

вторник, 1 декабря 2009 г.

Ian McEwan "The Comfort of Strangers"

Colin and Mary are on holiday in Venice. They are growing weary of each other. They spend long, lazy days in their hotel or wandering the streets, often getting lost. One night they set out late in search of restaurant and lose their way, they meet a man named Robert who takes them to a nearby bar and, later, to his home, he leads them though the city and away from their ordinary lives...
This story stays with you long after you turn the last page.
Tanya