An interesting piece of the Cold War, an espionage/cautionary tale of what happens when grey people living in a grey world start believing their own lies
How I Learned to Understand the World by Hans Rosling is both enlightening and entertaining, bringing forth a new perspective in a relatable manner
An unnamed narrator and his friend, Magnus, go to the circus. A magician asks for volunteers for his disappearing act. Magnus volunteers and never comes back.
Frederic Prokosch was an American writer, known for his novels, poetry, & translations. He is mostly known for his novels The Asiatics and The Seven Who Fled.
The horror in this book has nothing to do with imaginary monsters, but with the horror of what humans are able to do to one another. It is fascinating
The 2nd novel featuring Allan Karlsson, a reluctant anti-hero going through life, involving himself and influencing world matters. A follow up to a best seller
The story, while sometimes dark and sad, is mostly on an upbeat note, as things seem to come together at some point. Many characters do the honorable things, criminals step up when needed and the town comes together.
This is a tense and ugly story, but it sucks you in.
This is a clever book and the translation is simply brilliant
Per Persson, a hotel receptionist and grandson to a multi-millionaire who lost all his money, meets an atheist female pries who was cast out of her congregation. Per and the priest hate people, but like one another… and they like money.