Fun Facts Friday: William Morris

William Morris (24 March, 1834 – 3 October, 1896) was a poet, novelist and translator from England. More Books by William Morris* 1)      Mr. Morris’ day job was a textile designer and is credited for being a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts as well as production methods. 2)      He was […]

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Book Review: The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski

About: The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski is a non-fiction book which tells of the people who took it upon themselves to bring former to Nazis to justice. Mr. Nagorski was an editor for Newsweek and is an award wining journalist and author. 416 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Language: English ISBN-10: 1476771863 My rat­ing […]

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Guest Book review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Han Kang is a writer who comes from South Korea originally who received a few awards in the field of literature. She wrote The Vegetarian book back in the year 2007 but the book was published in English this year only. “I wrote of a human being who did not want to be human in […]

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Book Review: Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell

Mr. Spielberg’s Jewish story is very insightful and the author is obviously very interested in his journey as a proud Jew and a genius film maker

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Fun Facts Friday: Siegfried Lenz

Siegfried Lenz (17 March, 1926 – 7 October, 2014) was a German novelist and writer. Books by Siegfried Lenz* Born in the town of Lyck, East Prussia, Mr. Lenz would today be considered as being born in Poland. After graduation in 1943, Mr. Lenz was drafted into the Kriegsmarine, the Nave of Nazi Germany. Before the […]

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Book Review: The Book Thieves by Anders Rydell

This is a two part story, the first one, as the name of the book suggests, is the story of the Nazis trying to control people’s beliefs via literature, punishment and spectacles of burning books symbolizing “wrong” ideology. The second part is the painstaking cataloging of millions of books, returning what can be returned (through notes, plates and other identifying marks).

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Book Review: Art of War by Sun Tzu

There is an interesting commentary on just how Lionel Giles, the translator, chose to translate each line of text. The classical Chinese language is very dense and many of Sun Tzu’s passages have unclear meaning

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Infographic: Unreal Earnings – The Salaries Of Fictional Characters

How much would fictional characters get paid for doing their job in the real world? If you’ve ever lost yourself in a novel you might have wondered this about your favourite Tom, Joe or Helen. Original post can be found at: https://www.adzuna.co.uk/blog/2017/03/01/unreal-earnings-the-salaries-of-fictional-characters/

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Book Review: Devil in False Colors by Jack Winnick

Book Review: Devil in False Colors by Jack Winnick

The novel does a good job informing the reader how terrorist organizations develop and the threats they pose to Americans and American interests

Book Review: Hart’s War by John Katzenbach

Book Review: Hart’s War by John Katzenbach

About: Hart’s War by John Katzenbach is a fictional book taking place in a prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II. Mr. Katzenbach was as a criminal court reporter before turning to thrillers. 490 pages Publisher: Ballantine Books Language: English ISBN-10: 034542624X My rat­ing for Hart’s War  — 4 Buy Hart’s War from Amazon.com* […]

Fun Facts Friday: Wilhelm Grimm

Fun Facts Friday: Wilhelm Grimm

Both Grimm brothers, together with 5 other professors, formed a group called The Göttingen Seven to protest against Ernst August, King of Hannover . The group maintained that King Ernst August violated the Constitution.

Book Review: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Book Review: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

About: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin is a fantasy novel which is the base to the successful TV show. This book is number on the series known as A song of Ice and Fire. 694 pages Publisher: Bantam Books Language: English ISBN-10: 0553103547 My rat­ing for A Game of Thrones  —4 Buy […]

Fun Facts Friday: Chaim Potok

Fun Facts Friday: Chaim Potok

r. Potok served in South Korea as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army in a front-line medical battalion and in engineer combat battalion.

Author Q&A with Kirk Kjeldsen

Author Q&A with Kirk Kjeldsen

I read and enjoyed Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen very much. At first I had trepidation about reading it, but I’m very glad I read the novel. Mr. Kjeldsen was kind enough to answer a few questions for me. Q. How did you prepare to tell the story of Kari, a teenage girl? […]

Book Review: Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen

Book Review: Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen

The big twist in the book comes from the characters’ actions, not a major plot twist as in many novels

Book Review: On the Sickle’s Edge by Neville D. Frankel

Book Review: On the Sickle’s Edge by Neville D. Frankel

The narrative is very absorbing and powerful, I was especially fascinated to read how decisions in the upper echelons of government impact the little person on the street who just wants a good job and a warm meal.

Fun Facts Friday: Bertolt Brecht

Fun Facts Friday: Bertolt Brecht

During World War II Mr. Brecht wrote for the Exilliteratur, an anti-Nazi movement of authors expressing opposition to the National Socialist and Fascist regimes

Book Review: The Lost Order by Steve Berry

Book Review: The Lost Order by Steve Berry

About: The Lost Order by Steve Berry is the 12th novel featuring Cotton Malone. Mr. Berry is not only an author, but also a professor and former attorney. 12 pages Publisher: Minotaur Books Language: English ISBN-10: 125005625X My rating for The Lost Order – 4 Buy The Lost Order from Amazon.com* More Books by Steve Berry Thoughts: The […]

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