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Francis Berger

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Francis Berger was born in New York City in 1971. He has published some short stories, most notably in The Toronto Star. His first novel, The City of Earthly Desire, was released in 2012. He currently resides in a small village near Sopron, Hungary.

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The City of Earthly Desire

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The City of Earthly Desire by Francis Berger
"Having read a lot of historical fiction set in England I was really excited to read about a different country and culture – I wasn't disappointed. The book has a great story line moving through different generations of the same family with inter-w..." Read more of this review »
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I don't understand all of the bad reviews this novel has received, but then again, there are many things I don't understand. Regardless, I thought it was brilliant. Moving prose. Vivid atmospheres. Realistic psychological insights.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"This book was quite an psychological and emotional rollercoaster, perhaps because I happen to be facing my own Rodion Roddy moment recently. No matter, as I think it helped me better appreciate the book, unlike if I was reading it in a manner whic..." Read more of this review »
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