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Six Years
Six Years
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars A bit predictable, May 22, 2013
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Firts book I read from Coben. Interesting plot. Believable characters. A bit too predictable, particularly the happy last ten pages. Anyway good read for a weekend.

Gambito Turco (Spanish Edition)
Gambito Turco (Spanish Edition)
by Boris Akunin
Edition: Paperback
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excelente segunda novela., January 23, 2003
Gambito turco es la segunda novela de Akunin en la que aparece Erast Fandorin, el muy joven y amable detective ruso, pero ahora en medio de la guerra entre Rusia y Turquía.
El asunto que Fandorin tiene que desenredar es uno de importancia nacional y en mucho el desarrollo de la guerra dependerá de lo que el logre descubrir.
En esta novela, Akunin nos presenta a un Fandorin joven pero encanecido y tartamudo, mucho más maduro e introvertido. Es desde luego menos ingenuo y se ha vuelto huraño, poco sociable. Quién haya leído El angel caído sabrá porque.
Como en la primera novela, esta segunda se caracteriza por su fácil y gozble lectura. Los capítulos son breves directos y nunca desprovistos de humor. Así, el Gambito turco es una excelente novela de detectives. Muy recomendable. Espero poder conseguir la tercera novela muy pronto.

El Angel Caido (Spanish Edition)
El Angel Caido (Spanish Edition)
by Boris Akunin
Edition: Paperback
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars El nacimiento de un extraordinario detective ruso., January 5, 2003
Esta es la primera de la serie de novelas que tienen como personaje central a Erast Petrovich Fandorin, un joven de veinte años con extraordinarias dotes para descifrar misterios y desentrañar ausntos policiacos.
En esta novela el autor narra los antecedentes familiares y profesionales del joven detective y después se concentra en describir los pormenores de su primer caso importante. La acción transcurre en la Rusia y Europa del último cuarto del siglo XIX.
Un cliché de las contraportadas de muchos libros puede describir la lectura de esta novela: una vez que has leido la primera página no podrás dejar de leer hasta llegar al final.
La estructura narrativa es relativamente sencilla y sigue un perfecto orden cronológico. El estilo es directo y los personajes están muy bien dibujados. En particular no es posible no sentir una gran simpatía por Erast.
En resumen, El angel Caído, es una buena novela detectivesca, que mantiene el interés del lector de principio a fin y que promete varias horas de una lectura fluida y particularmente amena.

by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Edition: Paperback
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't believe WE was written in 1920, November 6, 2002
This review is from: We (Paperback)
We is an extraordinary novel in many senses: it's beautifully written, almost as a prose poem, and perfectly crafted; it's moving, thought provoking, and imaginative. The main problem examined is the old antagonism between individual self and the collective being and everything is developed between characters that call themselves with series numbers and a very touching "darling" when intimacy starts to grow. Reason versus feellings; order versus chaos; mathematics versus poetry; freedom versus group discipline. Overall one of the best novels I've ever read.

First Love (Penguin Classics)
First Love (Penguin Classics)
by Constance Garnett
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.37
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "During the past month, I had grown much older...", June 10, 2002
Turgenev's brief novel, "First Love" is about growing older and lossing innocence. Vladimir, the central character who tells the story, makes a large memory excersice to remember, to write and to communicate his unusual first love experience when he was sixteen. He does that in beautiful prose, realistic and lyric simultaneusly.
Love in this novel for Vladimir is mainly an emotional experience, not physichal. There is no sex and, more important, not explicit sexual desire. This could be considered old fashioned or artificial by contemporary readers but somehow Turgenev manages to make it credible and moving.
The translation by Isaiah Berlin is excellent, at least much better that the one I've read into Spanish.

Five Days in London: May 1940
Five Days in London: May 1940
by John Lukacs
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much more than five days, May 16, 2002
Lukacks' book focuses on the meetings that took place during the last days of May 1940 at the War Cabinet in London. Chamberlain, Halifax and Churchill discussing the convenience of provoking Hittler to offer the UK good peace conditions once France had been defeated. Churchill opposing to any deal of that sort, Halifax favouring it through the Italian Ambassador.
The book deeply describes the great political obstacles that Churchill, at that time a weak Prime Minister, had to confront in order to convince his own government to resist Nazi expansion.
The book describes also the status of british public opinion at the time.
Aditionally this history book is written with clarity and intensity. Critical historical facts told in an absorbing style.

Assumed Name (Discoveries (Latin American Literary Review Pr))
Assumed Name (Discoveries (Latin American Literary Review Pr))
by Ricardo Piglia
Edition: Paperback
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite Argentinian short stories, April 29, 2002
Piglia writes in his prologue to Assumed Name, that the story that gives its name to the book is perhaps the best he has ever written. He migth be rigth. What I can tell is that the short stories that compounds the book are a mixture of two generic kind of themes. The first one is a sort of vision on the, sometimes sordid, lifes of poor urban Argentinians. The second is related to the moral character and preocupations of revolutionaries. Some stories mix both themes. The result is a group of very readable and realistic short fictions.

Under the Skin: A Novel
Under the Skin: A Novel
by Michel Faber
Edition: Paperback
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive, trivial, predictable..., March 31, 2002
I finished reading "Under the skin" yesterday nigth and then I entered to Amazon to find out what other readers thought about the novel. I was surprised realising that most of the reviews are favorable. I'm sorry not to share that point of view.
In my opinion, "Under the skin" is a novel that could have been told in a third of the pages that actually is written. The sceenes where Isserley takes a hitchicker count for about 60% of the story and those are superficial, repetitive and not neccesary at all to show that she has a neurotic psyche. The trick of using the term "human beings" to describe four leged, tailed beings that call animals to the biped inhabitants of the Earth does not work because, among other things, the author never tells what those "real" human beings are able to do, to think or feel besides eating male, lonely travellers.
The "suspense" on the novel does not work either. The novel is full of details that make it obvious and predictable like that strange noise in the car that for a reader must mean that a car accident is going to eventually happen.
This book would probably had worked better as a short story or as an essay on vegetarianism.

The Glass Bees (New York Review Books Classics)
The Glass Bees (New York Review Books Classics)
by Ernst Jünger
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.73
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A prophecy that has already occured., February 15, 2002
The Glass Bees is a short novel about power, technology and nature. It's also the story of a life; the life of a veteran german captain that has lived in two very different worlds: the "old" world where words like "courage" or "pride" still meant something and a "new" world where the words have lost their meaning, where the power of the State has almost been surrended to huge high-tech transnational firms and where efficency criteria leads the behaviour of most of the peolple. The story tells the way in which the old world's man tries (unsuccsesfully most of the times)to fit himself in the new world.
In my opinion The Glass Bees is an outstanding novel althoug -I have to say it- not one of the 10 best books I have ever read as another reviewer says.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $6.00
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very smart mice., February 4, 2002
The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy is the funniest science fiction brief novel I've ever read. Dialogs are funny, descriptions are comic and the argument is hilarius. Most of all, this is a smart novel where the casuality is masterly managed. Actually, nothing that happens in the novel is casual but just very, very improbable. These very improbable events produce a world where, for example, humans are only part of a ten million years long experiment done by the most intelligent species in the universe: mice, of course.
I'm looking forward to read the other two parts of the "incresingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker's Trilogy".

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