Posted in Fiction Mystery

Robert Galbraith “Cuckoo’s Calling”

The main character is a financially struggling private detective, Cormoran Strike, an Afghanistan war veteran…

Posted in Fiction Historical Religion Westerns

Willa Cather “Death Comes for the Archbishop”

A strong smell of campfire is permeating the traveler’s clothes and hair. After a long…

Posted in Cultural Fiction Historical Short Stories

“Vienna Tales”

Vienna is situated in the heart of Europe. If I think about Vienna, there are…

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Posted in Fantasy Fiction Historical Magical Realism Nordic

Sjón “The blue fox”

Sjón is an Icelandic writer whose novel „The Blue Fox“ has been translated into many…

Posted in Fiction

Sylvia Plath „The Bell Jar“

I consumed every word, every letter and it nourished me like no book had ever…

Posted in Crime Fiction Thriller

Søren Sveistrup „The Chestnut Man“

This gritty  and suspenseful Scandinavian thriller takes place in Copenhagen.  As the book begins, the…

Posted in Fiction

Fredrik Backman “Beartown”

“Late one evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun,…

Posted in Fiction Romance Young Adult

Jennifer Niven „All the Bright Places“

Theodore Finch is a troublemaker and a misfit. Violet Markey is a popular girl who…

Posted in Fiction Science Fiction

Martha Wells “All Systems Red”

Artificial creatures, beings that are made and not born, have been described in oral history…

Posted in Fiction Mystery

Gerbrand Bakker „Detour“ (US title „Ten White Geese“)

A woman in her midlife is renting an old greystone Welsh farmhouse. She has left…

Posted in Fiction Young Adult

Angie Thomas „On The Come Up“

Brianna Jackson knows what she wants and after the first time in The Ring she…

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Stephen King „The Institute“

In his latest novel, Stephen King does what he does best: tells a macabre supernatural…

Posted in Fantasy Fiction Mystery

Mishell Baker „Borderline“

„The Arcadia Project“, #1 A cynical, disabled film director with borderline personality disorder gets recruited…

Posted in Art Fiction

Daniel Kehlmann „Me and Kaminski“

Sebastian Zöllner, a mediocre art critic, is searching for breakthrough. His career hasn’t been very…

Posted in Fiction Short Stories

„The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat and Other Stories from the North“

This anthology includes stories written by the authors from eight Nordic lands: Denmark, Norway, Sweden,…