May. 16th, 2017

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Stephen Tanner – Afghanistan – A military history from Alexander the Great to the Fall of Taliban

War with not much peace in Afghanistan )

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Christopher Moore- The Lost Lizard of Melancholy Cove

Some people have been saying for years that since I read Carl Hiaasen, I should try Christopher Moore. So when I noticed this one when putting things back to library shelves, I decided to give him a try.

I kind of wish this is not his best )

The Voice

May. 16th, 2017 12:04 am
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Thomas Quasthoff - Die Stimme - Autobiographies (The Voice - Autobiography)

(This is is repost from LJ. It is based of the Finnish translation)

Thomas Quasthoff is a German tenor, lied singer and thalidomide victim. There is an official site. Even if he is profiled as a classic music singer, his last record was a jazz album Watch What Happens. Unfortunately, I have never heard him sing myself.
Small man with a great voice )
"You can get pity for free but you must work for the envy"
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Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Shadow of the Wind

(This is a repost from LJ. The following books of Ruiz Zafon have not been as good as this one).

Everything begins in Barcelona in 1945 when the scars of the Spanish Civil War are still evident. Old bookstore owner takes his 10-year-old son Daniel to the Cemetery of the Forgotten Books. Daniel selects a novel The Shadow of the Wind by an unknown author Julian Carax. And thus begins the tale of tragedy, deception and passions.

Mystery of the unsuccessful author )


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