Tagged: Literature

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Hitomi Kanehara – Snakes and Earrings

Prized and highly recommended here and there, I finally came around to read Hitomi Kanehara‘s (金原 ひとみ) short novel Snakes and Earrings, which won the Akutagawa prize in 2003, and was made into a...

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Frank Schätzing – Limit

After having devoured , I had to read another of his epic novels, Limit. Set around 2025, this thriller spans several continents as well as space stations and the moon. Helium 3 has become...

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Alan Lightman – The Accidental Universe

Recommended by one of my favorite blogs, Brain Pickings, as one of the best books of 2014, and written by physicist and novelist Alan Lightman (Wiki, MIT page), I immediately bought the book (eBook...

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Chibana Shoichi – Burning the Rising Sun

At first I wanted to write my own review of this book, where the author describes his story of taking down and burning the Hinomaru during a Softball Competition Opening Ceremony in Okinawa. I...

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Gaiman/Mattotti’s Hansel & Gretel

Old time favorite of all, one of the most famous tales has found a new interpretation, both in textual as well as graphical sense. The great “Hansel & Gretel” by Neil Gaiman (text) and...

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Lord of the Rings – Deluxe Edition

After many many years, I finally upgraded my copy of the Lord of the Rings. My old one, a paperback edition was worn out, carried around the world a few times, studied several times....

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Laurent Binet – HHhH

Laurent Binet’s HHhH – Himmlers Hirn heißt Heydrich – a great book about one of the many dark chapters of the Second World War, diluted by the author’s affectation and self-infatuations. The book tells...

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ハリー・ポッターと秘密の部屋 (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)

やっと読みきれた。ハリー・ポッター・シリーズの第二巻の「秘密の部屋」。4月から結構仕事に沈んでるから、読書の時間がだんだん少なくなってしまった上に、いつも本5・6冊同時に読んでいるから、時間がかかっていた。 十分有名な本だから、内容を伝えなくていいと思う。第一巻と比べたら、自分の読書能力がアップした感じだ。最後に本当に楽しみながら、普通の読み方だった。もちろん、英語かドイツごかイタリア語よりゆっくり読んでいるけど、「読んでいる」感じになってきた。やっぱりeBookがいい!特に新しい言葉の勉強の時。 これから、第三巻に入りま〜す。いつか川端康成、安部公房、中原中也、芥川龍之介、村上春樹等の本を読めるようになりたい!

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Yasunari Kawabata – Snow Country

This book, Snow Country (雪国 in original) is one of the masterpieces of the first Japanese who won the Nobel Prize for Literature (1968), Yasunari Kawabata (川端康成). Snow Country describes the love affair between...

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Franz Wieser – Gasteiger Bluat is ka Rührmili

Ok, seit langem ein Buch das ich nicht empfehlen kann. Das Machwerk eines esoterisch angehauchten Malers aus Kuchl, der versucht eine Philosophie zu kreieren. Leider ist er weder sprachlich/schriftstellerisch noch intellektuell dem Anspruch gewachsen....

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Keigo Higashino – Salvation of a Saint

My first book from the extremly prolific Higashino Keigo (東野 圭吾): Salvation of a Saint. Translated into English in 2012, it is the forth in the Detective Galileo series, where a bit weird scientist...