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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millenium, #3)
4.20
liked it
It seems to be unfair to rate the two first Millenium-novels by five stars and then give only three stars for the last one. On the other hand it is no ...more
Jan 03, 2010
Oct 30, 2009
 
Crossing to Safety
4.16
liked it
For me this book is difficult to review. On the one hand I needed two weeks for 280 pages which is not a good sign, on the other hand I enjoyed readin ...more
Feb 2009
Jan 18, 2009
 
The Poet (Jack McEvoy, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #5)
4.19
it was amazing
I really liked this book. It has a strong beginning and a lot of credible characters. What I liked most was the fact that it seemed to end on page 450 ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
Tschick
3.89
it was amazing
Ein (etwas) verkürztes Zitat reicht für den Nachweis, dass es wenig deutsche Schriftsteller gibt, die so erzählen können wie Wolfgang Herrndorf. In we ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
There are coincidences that make you think for days even if you are not susceptible to conspiracy theories or any other metaphysical nonsense. There a ...more
Oct 11, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
 
The Awful German Language
4.06
really liked it
Though the book is really funny and entertaining it is hard not to contradict. Twain’s complaint against the inventor of the German language shows tha ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 27, 2010
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.22
it was amazing
The praise I gave The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo can easily be extented to the # 2 of the Millenium series. The story is in my view even better and s ...more
Oct 28, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
 
Bad Monkeys
3.61
did not like it
As many of the Good Readers pointed out, this novel begins very strong and it ends very weak. This sounds not too bad but it is: What makes me angry ( ...more
May 2009
May 15, 2009
 
Faserland
3.61
liked it
Ich weiß nicht, was mich am meisten stört an diesem Buch. Dass der Erzähler offensichtlich nie arbeiten musste? Dass er sich über alle lustig macht, d ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 06, 2011
 
The False Inspector Dew
3.91
it was amazing
If I could I would give six stars. If there was something like “the perfect mystery-novel” this book would deserve that title. The “False Inspector” h ...more
Dec 16, 2009
Dec 12, 2009
 
Pedro Páramo
4.04
liked it
It's difficult to give only 3 stars to a book which seems to have only hard-boiled fans. Reading it I felt it is probably a great book. But I have to ...more
May 2009
Feb 25, 2009
 
The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language
3.97
really liked it
I have rarely been that delighted and flattered by a book. McWorther points out that there is only a fluent and gradual distinction between different ...more
Mar 06, 2010
Mar 02, 2010
 
Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed
3.54
really liked it
Usually I don't like books containing (i) dreams, (ii) pets and (iii) talking animals. So why four stars and not the minus three stars it deserves acc ...more
Jan 25, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
 
Love You More (Tessa Leoni, #1; Detective D.D. Warren, #5)
4.15
did not like it
What would you think about the following line in a modern novel:

“Every man has a moment in his life when he realizes he genuinely loves a woman, and
...more
May 05, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
 
Letting Go
3.67
it was amazing
So far as I can see I am the only one who thinks that this is the best book by Roth. I read it at least four times and I will read it ar least four ti ...more
Jan 1992
Dec 24, 2008
 
Juliet, Naked
3.48
really liked it
My personal Nick Hornby career was literally “A Long Way Down”. 5 stars for “High Fidelity”, 4 stars for “About a Boy”, 3 for “Fever Pitch” (ok, the b ...more
Feb 10, 2010
Oct 10, 2009
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
4.11
really liked it
Compelling, a lot of suspense, well written and very hard not to read on one day. However, I could not decide about my own emotions: Respect and admir ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 01, 2009
 
Nation
4.05
it was ok
I have tried several times to read a Disc-World novel from cover to cover, without any success. Since many friends of mine constantly point out that I ...more
Nov 16, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
 
The Rain Before it Falls
3.63
really liked it
Difficult to rate and review. In the end I was a little bit disappointed. Big mysteries are announced but eventually not revealed. A lot of characters ...more
Sep 20, 2009
Jul 18, 2009
 
Americanah
4.26
liked it
Mhh. Wer als männlicher, weißer Europäer das Buch einer Afrikanerin über Rassismus rezensiert, muss größenwahnsinnig oder masochistisch veranlagt sein ...more
Jun 26, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
 
Found Wanting
3.38
did not like it
What can make you read a Goddard between two books from the Millenium series? There is only one reason: You are for vacation in Valletta/Malta, and th ...more
Oct 30, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
 
Freedom
3.73
it was ok
„Freedom“ lässt mich wieder einmal über zwei Phänomene bei der Lektüre und Bewertung von fiction nachdenken:

1. Erwartungshaltung. Ich finde, es ist ve
...more
Nov 17, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
 
Der Ultimative Ratgeber Für Alles
3.17
did not like it
Warum falle ich immer wieder auf solche Bücher rein? Klar, einmal wegen Dennis Schecks verlogener Rezension im Tagesspiegel, die eine beachtliche Gagd ...more
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
 
The Savage Detectives
4.09
it was amazing

What can you say about this book which seems – for me at least – to be more than just a book. It is written in the same pseudo-easy language as the no
...more
Mar 2009
Feb 13, 2009
 
A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1)
4.08
really liked it
That was my first book by Christopher Moore and I am sure it won’t be the last. There are a lot of events, things and persons I really liked. Death (w ...more
Apr 10, 2010
Apr 04, 2010
 
The Scarecrow (Jack McEvoy, #2)
4.03
it was ok
After „The Poet“ and „The Brass verdict“ this is a huge disappointment. After a short exposition you can easily guess how this thriller will end.

McEv
...more
Aug 29, 2010
Apr 14, 2010
 
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Erotic Romance
3.87
did not like it
I began to read this book because the title promised fun. And it was funny, but the more I read the more I grew suspicious she could mean what she wri ...more
Dec 26, 2009
Dec 26, 2009
 
The Cryptographer
3.02
did not like it
I always doubted that poetry and crime fiction fit well together. Hill proves they don’t. I like mystery, but don’t like it if the plot remains a myst ...more
Jan 28, 2010
Jan 28, 2010
 
Mieses Karma
3.58
did not like it
Warum ärgert mich das Buch so? Bestimmt nicht, weil es schlecht geschrieben ist, Safier versteht sein Handwerk. Bestimmt auch nicht deshalb, weil er s ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 09, 2009
 
Schutzpatron (Kommissar Kluftinger, #6)
3.79
did not like it
Kluftinger (allein schon der Name...) arbeitet ca. 2010 als Polizeiinspektor bei der bayrischen Polizei. Nach seinen Ansichten, seiner Sprache, seinen ...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
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