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понедельник, 27 февраля 2012 г.

Shirley Hazzard “The Great Fire”

This was my first novel by Shirley Hazzard and this book has an excellent reputation, it won the National Book Award. The main characters are good, decent people: Leith is a wounded English war hero who has come to Japan to study the effects of the bombing of Hiroshima. Peter Exley, friend of Leigh, risks everything to save a dying child of another race. “The Great Fire” is an extraordinary love story, filled with beautiful, descriptive prose. I enjoyed every word.
I recommend this book to anyone who truly loves both great fiction and the English language.

четверг, 9 февраля 2012 г.

Book trailer Mark Twain “The Adventure of Tom Sawyer”

Cormac McCarthy “The Road”

“The road” was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey of a father and his young son though burned America. They try to survive in a world destroyed by a catastrophe. They are heading for the Eastern coast with little hope of finding anything. The weather is bitter, the landscape colorless. They possess only what they can scavenge to eat.
They have a pistol with only a few bullets for defense, the rags they wear and the heat of their own bodies….
It’s moving story, well written with beautiful and memorable prose.
The book was intriguing and well-worth the read.