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"Have you seen Wes Anderson's film, The Grand Budapest Hotel? It is based on Zwieg's work. I thought it had potential but didn't really work in the end...more "
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Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig

This book is about the workings of the mind.

But before I go into that, let me start by saying that to me the name of Stefan Zweig evokes a feeling of nostalgia. Of course, this is foremost due to the title of his famous memoirs, and because we kno... " Read more of this review »
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Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
" To enjoy this book you have to enter the mind and world of this old, old man, living the last years of his life in poverty in the once-grand, decaying house of his youth. His career never rose above second-rate reporter, he never married and never... " Read more of this review »
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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
" I’m rating this book two stars only on a technicality…which is that technically speaking, this book sucks.

Ursula Todd is an English-born nobody. Born into a large wealthy family, there isn’t a whole lot about her that stands out. She shares a clos... " Read more of this review »
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The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw
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