“The Eighth Scroll” by Laurence B. Brown is a fictional book which draws on the Judaism, Christianity and Islam to create a new story.
There are many details about the book which are fascinating, the Bolshoi Ballet, the tryouts, dancing, the life of a ballerina, life in post WWII Russia
A Fierce Radiance makes penicillin interesting. Spies, sex, big money, scrupulous industrialists, incorruptible scientist as well as corruptible ones.
The past of Bernie Gunther catches up with in 1954 Cuba while doing work for mobster boss Meyer Lansky. Even though this anti-Nazi PI survived the Nazi regime
This is an enjoyable book which was hard to categorize. A bit historical fiction, a bit mystery &court room drama – a legal mystery might fit the bill
The detail Nesbø brings to his characters & to Oslo is riveting and compelling. Nesbø takes the reader into nooks of the city where tourists rarely venture
“The Death Instinct” by Jed Rubenfeld is a fictional thriller set in the 1920’s. The book centers around the historical Wall St. bombing of 1916.
Joe is not a perfect narrator and after finishing the book I finally saw what the author was trying to convey, a hard man making a hard living
Conrad, one of the last of the Templars must save several crates. Archeologist Tess Chaykin is forced by a mysterious man to solve Conrad’s mystery 700 years
The book broadens the moral scope of the protagonist, questioning his share of the collective guilt of institutionalized oppression against your own people