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The Last Room by Danuta Reah
The Last Room
by Danuta Reah
read in December, 2014
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Great psychological thriller

This book is not only a very involving mystery but also a deeply moving examination of a parent's grief at the loss of a child. The multiple settings of Scotland, Manchester, and the Polish city of Lodz were very well draw
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
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Chasing the King of Hearts by Hanna Krall
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A holocaust story, with a difference

Hanna Krall writes a story about a woman who has a single focus during the holocaust--to save her husband. She takes many risks to achieve this goal, and incredibly, she survives! And so does he! This not being a f
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
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Death Can't Take a Joke by Anya Lipska
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London and Gdansk make a nice combo

Setting this series among the Polish emigre community in London makes for a nice change of pace. And the combination of the young, inexperienced cop, Kershaw, with the older Polish PI, Kiszka, is a very nice mixture
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Where the Devil Can't Go by Anya Lipska
Where the Devil Can't Go
by Anya Lipska (Goodreads Author)
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Absorbing mystery marred by language errors

This is an absorbing mystery. Toward the end, I actually couldn't put it down. I feel, though, that the author has created a more believable character in Natalie Kershaw, the rookie cop, than in Janusz Kiszk
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Solaris by Stanisław Lem
A Treatise on Shelling Beans by Wiesław Myśliwski
"Maybe not as good as Stone Upon Stone, but what is, really? Still, this is a fantastic book, and it's so comfortable to fall into Mysliwski's style and spend 400 pages with one of his characters as they tell you the stories of their life in such a..." Read more of this review »
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A Treatise on Shelling Beans by Wiesław Myśliwski
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An unusual voice in Polish literature

Like the author's earlier novel, Stone upon Stone, this book features as its hero a narrator who is far from "heroic." As he relates his life story to a mysterious visitor who's shown up on his doorstep to buy bea
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