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as what you liked or disliked about the book. If you have questions or
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среда, 26 марта 2014 г.

L. Frank Baum "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"


If you are a fairy-tale fan then it is very much recommended to you to read a book by L. Frank Baum The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This bewitching tale of Dorothy’s adventures in the magical Land of Oz is one of the best loved of modern fairy-tales among adults and children alike.
The story begins when a cyclone suddenly propels Dorothy and her dog Toto skywards and brings them in an unknown land. Dorothy hailed as a powerful sorceress by little Munchkins, but her one desire is to return to Kansas, where beloved Aunt Em and Uncle Henry await her. Dorothy’s  quest to seek the ’Great Wizard Oz’ – the only one who can help her – leads her on a perilous journey along the Yellow Brick Road towards the glittering City of Emeralds. On the way she encounters the brainless Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman in search of a heart and the Cowardly Lion, who all join her. At last they reach the castle of Oz – yet in this strange land nothing is ever as it seems …  Enjoy this book!
Olga      

пятница, 14 марта 2014 г.

Herman Melville "Typee"


Recently finished the book by Herman Melville Typee. It was his first book but nevertheless the one that won him his greatest lifetime fame. Typee is no Moby-Dick but it is a classic and not just a children’s classic. It is also an adventure. One reads Typee and life suddenly shows a new vista … adventure is possible: Eden is real!
The book is a narrative of a four-month sojourn among primitive South Sea Islanders. In it Melville combines his own extraordinary personal experiences with later intensive research to produce a vivid and imaginative work. The Polynesian tribal life is shown very vividly in its exotic fascination.
So if you want to share this experience, read Typee!  
Michail

среда, 5 марта 2014 г.

Christie Golden "Marooned"


Do you like science-fiction? Do you like the books of the Star Trek series? If you do then I recommend to read a book by Christie Golden called Marooned. It is one of the stories of the starship Voyager with the new generation crew.
The story begins when an alien pirate abducts Kes and the U.S.S. Voyager takes off in hot pursuit, but the first rescue mission fails disastrously; an ion storm forces the shuttle to crash on an unknown world. Now Captain Janeway and her Away Team must embark on a hazardous trek through a hostile environment in search of a way off the planet, while Voyager, commanded by Chakotay, confronts an enemy fleet in the depths of space.
Yura