“Naïve. Super” is undoubtedly the most famous book by Erlend Loe, a Norwegian writer, film critic and screenwriter. The novel is written on behalf of a young man in his mid-twenties, experiencing “midlife crisis”.
The story revolves around the French roundup of Jews during WWII. A little girl, named Sarah, which escaped death and the search for her little brother whom she locked in a cupboard before the French police took their family away.
Written with a blend of humor and practical wisdom, The Same Sweet Girl’s Guide to Life offers inspiration and solid advice to new graduates that can sustain them through life’s inevitable ups and downs. In this small book readers will find advice that will only grow in meaning throughout the years. It can – and should – be read again and again, by thoughtful people of all ages.
7. The author believed that “Children are, in short, visionaries.”
April 23 is a symbolic date for world literature. It is both the birth and death day of Shakespeare, as well as the death day of Cervantes, the great Spanish novelist. It is in their honour that UNESCO appointed it the international day of the book and that we choose it to celebrate World Book Night. April 23 also marks the city of Barcelona’s celebration of St George’s Day. St George is the patron saint of Catalonia as well as England and traditionally, to celebrate this day, Spanish gentlemen gave their ladies roses and the ladies returned the favour with a book. Considering the rich literary history of this day, it seemed more than fitting that April 23 should be chosen as the day of celebrating reading and the giving of books! I started out giving away the books I volunteered to hand out, Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers, and already most are gone. I work with many military folks, many of them very busy and work hard many hours a day. I’m glad I have the opportunity to give away these books to such people. The book was received very well, I left stacks in strategic places…
Countdown City by Ben H. Winters finds the world 77 days before a huge meteor will hit and will end life as we know it. As expected many people are going nuts, the government declares (basically) martial law and no one is really paying attention unless you have a gun.
5. Davis was a good friend of Teddy Roosevelt, and he helped create the reputation of the Rough Riders while reporting on the Spanish-American War.
It seems as if Mr. Barry put great thought into the narrative of this book. Each of us, I’m sure, can go back and point to events which, in our opinion, were either a turning point or crossroads in our linear path even though we did not know it at the time – this is what McNulty is writing about.
Attila József (11 April, 1905 – 3 December, 1937) was a famous Hungarian poet.