This is a very unique and enjoyable novel with multiple facets and an absorbing story. The author has proved herself an able writer, weaving an evocative yarn that keeps up interested in a piece which combines paranormal, art and history.
Thunderball by Ian Fleming is the ninth Bond novel, is the first of the “Blofeld Trilogy” (continued with On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and concluded with You Only Live Twice intercepted by The Spy Who Loved me). See my review here
The Arms Maker of Berlin by Dan Fesperman is a novel taking place in present time, as well as in Nazi Germany’s Berlin. The book mixes espionage and suspense while telling parallel stories.
Anne Tyler (25 October, 1941) is an award winning American novelist, born in Minneapolis, MN.
Even though this novel is the second in the series, it is a standalone story which one could enjoy. The returning characters are re-introduced and the synopsis of the first book is rehashed throughout. The story is told horizontally, meaning that the various storylines are happening at the same time but at a different location. The author did a great job setting up the pages so the breaks are easy to follow and understand.
A Journal of the Plague Years by Daniel Defoe is a fictional book about the Great Plague of London in 1665. The book was published in 1722 (57 years after the event) and was meant as a warning because they thought that plague in Marseilles would cross the channel into England
The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity. And that means, at its simplest, finding books that they enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read them.
H.L. Davis (18 October, 1894 – 31 October, 1960) was a poet, novelist and short stories writer. Born in Oregon he lived in California and Texas. Davis’ books are not the typical romantic “western” fiction but are more realistic and ironic . Books by H.L. Davis The H.L. stands for Harold Lenoir. Davis’ father was the country assessor and in 1912 Davis became his deputy holding that position off and on. After he graduated high school Davis has saved $1,500 and went to study in Stanford University. However, upon arrival he discovered that $1,500 won’t even be enough for one semester. Davis held multiple short-term jobs including a railroad timekeeper, a banker and various jobs with Pacific Power and Light. Davis’ first published poems, known together as Primapara, were published in Poetry magazine (1919) and won the magazine’s Levinson Prize of $200. Davis was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1932, he moved to Jalisco, Mexico where he concentrated on his writing for 2 years. In Mexico he completed Honey in the Horn which received the Harper Prize (Best Novel, 1935) and the Pulitzer Prize. To this day Davis is the only author born in Oregon to receive the Pulitzer. Davis…
The conclusions Dr. Kelly made are frightening and still relevant to this day. In his writings, Dr. Kelley stated that there was nothing “special” about these top Nazis and their personalities, what happened during Germany’s Third Reich could happen in any country.
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