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Survival in Auschwitz
Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi is one of the must-read books. This necessity does not arise from its amazing plot, excellent multidimensional cha...more
Mar 30, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
Les Miserables
A huge, humongous reading marathon has come to an end. There are hardly enough words and sentences to clearly delineate my impressions. It is the boo...more
May 26, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
Dawn (Xenogenesis, #1)
This first novel in the trilogy explores the human xenophobia and our unwillingness and rigidness to evolve, move on, and embrace inevitable changes....more
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
The Law and the Lady
Quality-wise, it is one of the most ambiguous books I have ever read. You know that it is always easier to follow the plot lines of Wilkie Colliens th...more
Feb 17, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
The Walls of the Castle
It is a novella with the paramount importance of three Ls: love, life, and loss. The setting is unbelievably believable and the atmosphere is nearly t...more
May 18, 2013
May 18, 2013
Lady Macbeth De Mtsensk (Clasica)
Сильная и страстная женская натура, восприимчивая к голосу не разума, а своей женской сути. Загадочная и сильная внутренне и внешне.
Катерина, конечно...more
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Blood Memory (Mississipi #5)
It is an entertaining book with serious repercussions. Within the frame of entertainment it is an excellent read. The plot is engrossing and deals wit...more
Jan 15, 2012
Nov 01, 2011
Jack Dawkins
This is my first experience reading the self-published novel, and I believe it was a successful attempt. I sincerely and responsibly state that I enjo...more
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 07, 2013
The Kill (Les Rougon-Macquart, #2)
It is one of the earliest novels in the cycle, but it definitely shows the glimpses of author's talent and Zola's firm social stand.
The novel is two...more
May 24, 2014
May 20, 2014
The Blind Assassin
Magical and inventive writing, intricate yarn of a family saga, fiction, life, and confabulation are the key words that come to my mind after reading...more
Jul 2012
Jun 26, 2012
A Prisoner of Birth
I finally decided to give four stars only because the justice and the fairness play such an important part of the novel. The legal discourse is superb...more
Jan 07, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
The Trial
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

These wonderful words...more
Jun 25, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
Until I Find You
Chronotope is one of the words coined by language philosophers and philologists to denote a spatial and temporal unity and their co-dependence in the...more
Jun 06, 2012
May 25, 2012
The Railway Detective
The end is somewhat blurred, but otherwise the book is well-researched and historically accurate. There is definitely a commendable attempt to use so...more
Apr 29, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
The Alienist
This book was one of those numerous reads when you like the book being fully aware of its weaknesses. I read this book in the aftermath of the discuss...more
May 07, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
The Beekeeper's Apprentice: or, On the Segregation of the Queen (Mary Russell, #1)
It is actually three and a half read. It can boast a wonderful and extremely delectable language, a text spiked with allusions, and a character of Ma...more
Oct 02, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
I am enjoying it much more that I originally thought. Quite an engrossing read for its genre.
Dec 06, 2011
Dec 03, 2011
We are often birds of impulse buying, and a blurb can be a genuine bait for a reader who is willing to spend some money to immerse oneself in the wor...more
Jun 10, 2014
Jun 09, 2014
The Black Bird (Audiobook)
Being mired in my chunky and long novels, I have nearly forgotten the pleasures of reading a novella, especially a novella so masterfully written. Th...more
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
I was familiar with the story because prior to it, I watched the documentary about Shin and then I also read fictional and non-fictional accounts abou...more
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Hunting Mr. Old Sack Bones
I do feel bad leaving a two-star review, but the two stories in this ebook do not deserve more. The first one is typo-ridden with the mistakes that my...more
Apr 30, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
Catching Fire (Hunger Games, #2)
The book 'Catching Fire' is the second in the famous trilogy by Suzanne Collins. And though it is first and foremost the suspenseful novel packed with...more
Apr 06, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
The House with a Clock in Its Walls
It is quite a neat book for teens and children, but some remarks about the church and the religion were so much out of space and time of this fictiti...more
Feb 24, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
That's one weird book. How many genres can you exercise and utilize when you write a novel, and a relatively smallish book? One, two, three? Keep coun...more
Jan 30, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor (Jane Austen Mysteries, #1)
It is an entertaining read, and the second (middle) part of the book is really exciting, but sometimes Barron tries too hard to imitate the style of...more
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
The Light at the End
As a voracious reader, I always try to explore fringe genres, but my heart is forever with the well-written books with believable and fleshed-out cha...more
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
The novel Gileadis a short book, but a very thick and dense read. The setting does not promise anything exciting and adventurous: the septuagenarian...more
Apr 23, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
Speaks the Nightbird (Matthew Corbett, #1)
Speaks the Nightbird, Speaks Robert McCammon! The novel 'Speaks the Nightbird' celebrates McCammons' return to the big publishing game after nearly a...more
Apr 10, 2013
Mar 31, 2013
Helen of Troy
This book is a beautiful example of historical FICTION. I boldly capitalize the word ‘fiction’ because the original story of Troy and its long siege p...more
Jun 16, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
The Hourglass Door (Hourglass Door, #1)
I gave this book two stars only because the author explored some literary topics of Shakespeare, Virgil, and Dante. Otherwise it is smarmy schlock!!!!...more
May 30, 2011
May 24, 2011
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