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вторник, 26 мая 2009 г.

Bernard Kellermann “Der Tunnel”.

Ich habe dieses Buch sehr gern. Es ist ein bekanntes Buch von Bernard Kellermann. Es war geschrieben in 1913.
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.


W. Somerset Maugham “The Painted Veil”

Прочитав данную книгу, можно удивиться: «Страсть и спокойствие, благодетель и отверженность, любовь и ненависть – неужели это все может находиться в одном человеке!».
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!

Остапенко Мария
Студентка Института филологии

пятница, 22 мая 2009 г.

Jennifer Lauck "Blackbird"

It is my favourite book. Jenny is a very strong little girl and I was astonished of her behaviour.


Tess Gerritsen "The Surgeon"

This is the extremely exciting detective story about the maniac, who deprived women (all his victims) of their feminine entity in a very cruel way: he made an incesion in their abdomens, took the uterus out of the bodies and left poor victims bleed to death in unbearable sufferings. But one of his victims managed to escape and stay alive, all the time living in a horror, because the perp kept chasing her. One experienced detective managed to stop him (as it should be in all stories of such kind :)) and - what is no less important - fell in love with Catherine Cordell, the only survived victim.
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.

Tina Turner, Kurt Loder “Tina Turner”

      The main characters of the book are Tina Turner, her friends and her husband Ike. Tina tells her life story from the very childhood till her 40-s. the book also contains biographical articles and passages written by Kurt Loder.
       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.

Theodore Herman Dreiser “An American Tragedy”

A deeply moving novel! I think it will keep you eagerly anticipating every word!!!!!
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.

High mountain town

I'd like to recommend you  to read the book "High mountain town". I've got a lot of pleasure reading it. The contest is the following: a doctor who's just graduated from medical institute was assigned to work in a small town. He started practice there and faced first medical difficulties. The new staff supposed him to be very professional and skilled but he is only beginning to apply his theoretical knowledge. Finally he became a highly professional and very popular doctor.    


Kazuo Ishiguro "The Remains of the Day"

Stevens, a loyal and dedicated butler serving Lord Darlington for more than 30 years in one of England’s houses. He takes a trip when his American employer is on holiday, during which he looks back on his life, and comes to a new understanding of his relationships with his father, the former housekeeper, Miss Kenton, and with Lord Darlington.

I think this is a very sad story told with very beautiful writing. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys good literary fiction.


воскресенье, 3 мая 2009 г.

Nicholas Gage “Eleni”

Reading the novel “Eleni” by Nicholas Gage I acknowledged an awful lot of things in my life. If you happen to read it you’ll understand me. It’s not only because of war-epic background that is revealed in the book & can be interesting for those who like World History. Furthermore, the author completely wanted to convey his affection & devotion to his mother but not just it- family relations are obviously showed in the novel as well like the representation of faithfulness, envy, vanity, revenge, love , kind-heartedness & others human virtues & eavels that are existed in contemporary life. Just find free moment to use it productively- reading this book, ‘cause it’s quite constructive even for up-dated youth!

Kotelnikova Kateryna.

Fennimore Cooper “The last Mohicans”

I have recently read a well-known fiction by Fennimore Cooper “The last Mohicans”. The book is with an intricate plot, I’d rather say ‘cause the author describes different adventures of the main characters making his readers to be on the edge & experience all the trails & difficulties together with adventurers. Definitely I enjoyed this romance story immensely & recommend you not lazing about but take a chance on reading this novel. You’ll like it tremendously, I assure you!

Kotelnikova Kateryna