The Scapegoat is a light-hearted entertainment. Its plot has enough twists and turns to keep one hooked, and though it's somewhat surreal and not particularly plausible it doesn't take itself seriously enough for that to be a problem. Much of the ...read morå
The exotic Mexican flavours of food and the magical universe of the passionate love are inseperable again in this Laura Esquivel's novel. Her fascinating and marvelous style turn the narrative not just into an enthralling piece of writing but also ...read morå
01 - Bulgaria – a country with thousands of years of history, mother of the Cyrillic alphabet, the computer and the yoghurt; the country of the roses, vast mountains, clean beaches, beautiful women and cheap liquor. If you, as well, live with ...read morå
02 is an “existential” sequel to Ivaylo Borisov’s “improper novel”.
The protagonist, born at an inopportune time and place, had made an easy social leap forward in view of post-totalitarian conditions in Bulgaria and ...read morå
The unique heroes of Wodehouse will again provoke laugh with the twists and turns of their ...read morå
The year is 1984, but not for long. Aomame, on her way to meet a client--the gravid implications of which only come clear later--sits in a taxi, stuck in traffic. On a lark, she takes the driver's advice, bolts from the cab, walks onto the elevated ...read morå
The year is 1Q84.
This is the real world, there is no doubt about that.
But in this world, there are two moons in the sky.
In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, ...read morå
Book Two of 1Q84 ended with Aomame standing on the Metropolitan Expressway with a gun between her lips.
She knows she is being hunted, and that she has put herself in terrible danger in order to save the man she loves.
But things ...read morå
An odd patological love that doesn't consider time and condtions as meaningful factors. A game where the attempt to taim the other one pushes the participants beyond the limits and stands them in front of an abyss. ...read morå
Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club make a courageous return for their fourth and most chilling case ever - one that could easily be their last.
In a late-night showdown after a near-fatal car chase, San Francisco police lieutenant ...read morå
Anatole France is the first one to introduce to the French literature the character of the intellectual bibliophile. In the tetralogy A Chronicle of Our Own Time this character is situated in the contemporary Third Republic which is a rough period ...read morå
Many books, documentaries and movies claim to chronicle daily life in Ancient Rome, but it's rare to find a narrative so encrusted in detail as this lively offering from an Italian author and television host. Adopting a first person plural voice, ...read morå
Unbelievable to think it now, but the feeling a few years ago was that le Carre and his fellow spy writers would struggle for storylines with the collapse of communism and the end of the Cold War. But the numerous civil wars around the world, ...read morå