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Natashak and 6 other people liked Lisa's review of The Einstein Girl:
The Einstein Girl by Philip Sington
"Addictive historical fiction with a side of madness. Fun and thought provoking. "
The Valley of Unknowing by Philip Sington
"This is not a wildly exciting page turner, but is gripping nevertheless. The story is set in East Germany, mostly before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Bruno Krug wrote one very well known book, and is now a "People's Champion" with all the associat..." Read more of this review »
Natashak and 7 other people liked Andrew's review of The Valley of Unknowing:
The Valley of Unknowing by Philip Sington
"The quality of the descriptions about life in East Germany are really good. There is a superb section at the start of chapter 10 where the author describes the colours he associates with the east:

'I have only to close my eyes and there they are,..." Read more of this review »
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“And then they would watch her closely as the dark, coagulated masses took form before her eyes, became flesh and bone, became gradually human. For all their show of reluctance, she had a sense that they enjoyed introducing her to these horrors, as seducers took pleasure in the corruption of innocence.”
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“Her hair, just long enough now to tie back in a knot, had a coppery sheen, a hint of fire in the darkness.”
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Natashak and 9 other people liked Lise's review of The Valley of Unknowing:
The Valley of Unknowing by Philip Sington
"An extraordinary book, part political thriller, part love story, it narrates the life of a popular East German author during the last years of the GDR. It is both a fascinating story and philosophical tale about life under dictature and creativity..." Read more of this review »
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“I was already at an age when putting off anything was a bad idea.”
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“One thing I knew about the novelist’s task: when in doubt, write; when empty, write; when afraid, write. Nothing is more impenetrable than the blank page. The blank page is the void, the absence of sense and feeling, the white light of literary death.”
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“I wanted her body and soul, but body first.”
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“Desire is an appetite, quickly sated. Longing is a wound, an opening in the heart or the spirit. Whatever the cause, whatever the duration, it almost always leaves a scar.”
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“To rehearse imaginary conversations on paper is called literature. To do so out loud is called madness.”
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