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The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
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This was my first book from Thomas Pynchon. It was recommended as a good introductory book for his style of writing and storytelling. I enjoyed the convoluted story with all its strange characters. The book is small (120 pages) so it is not too big o ...more
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QualityLand by Marc-Uwe Kling
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Qualityland beschreibt verschiedene Personen, die in einer nahen Zukunft leben. Ihre Geschichten treffen sich an einem Höhepunkt und jeder Erzählstrang offenbart andere Aspekte über dieses Zukunftsszenario. Die Situationen sind sehr witzig und regen ...more
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Holzfällen by Thomas Bernhard
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Holzfällen beschreibt einen künstlerisches Abendessen bei dem der Erzähler realisiert in welchem konfliktreichen Verhältnis er zu den anderen Gästen steht. Es geht viel um das Leben in Wien und über die Fassade, die man sich in seinen einst engen Bez ...more
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Auch Deutsche unter den Opfern by Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre
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Auch Deutsche unter den Opfern ist eine Sammlung von Artikeln, geschrieben von Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre, veröffentlicht im Zeitraum von roundabout 2006-2011. Die Texte handeln meistens von Politik und Musik. Meine Lieblingsreportagen waren: Polize ...more
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Angels and Ages by Adam Gopnik
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Adam Gopnik has a great style of writing. His book ties both Charles Darwin‘s and Abraham Lincoln‘s lives together. Adam Gopnik provides a lot of historical and personal context. He uses this to construct convincing arguments to explain the relevance ...more
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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
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The Tipping Point is the first book released by Malcolm Gladwell. It describes the phenomenon of how small incremental changes can reach a tipping point, which leads to drastic changes.
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Nacht im Central Park by Guillaume Musso
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Panikherz by Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre
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Es war das erste Buch, dass ich von Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre gelesen hatte. Der Schreibstil von Stuckrad-Barre gefällt mir gut und hat mich öfters zum Lachen und zum Trauern gebrachte. Seine Lebensgeschichte vom Pastorensohn, zum Musikkritiker der ...more
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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace
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This book contains different short stories from David Foster Wallace. A reoccuring topic in the short story collection is called "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" and includes one-sided interviews of men with strange obsessions and truly different ...more
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The Beach by Alex Garland
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I enjoyed reading The Beach. Following the story from Richard's view was good, eventhough you probably won't always agree with his actions. The short chapters and the interesting character development kept me hooked.
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