Edward Albee: The American Dream & The Zoo Story

The American Dream & The Zoo StoryThe American Dream & The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

love the humor. Love the sarcasm. Love the evilness. Love love love! Both of them.

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Gabriel Garciá Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of SolitudeOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Okay…this review is difficult. I excpected it to be different, not just because of the praise that hovers around the novel like a fuzzy warm cloud, but also because the very first sentence gave me the impression it was bout Col Aureliano Buendia. Seems it was not. I am debating if it was about solitude, family, magic, a world that exists beyond reason. Or incest. What’s with the incest? And also why that first sentence?

I had to struggle for the first 100 + pages and then I enjoyed the magic in the story but I’m not so sure if spring exploding all around me and my mood changing into one more pleasant and calm favoured the reading experience.

Not sure how to say it. It wasn’t bad. But it also wasn’t as captivating as I thought it would be judging from the reviews.

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“Willkommen im Nachleben” ist der Top Titel im September



Danke an Twentysix, für die Wahl meines Romans zum Top Titel des Monats September. Es gibt auch gleich ein neues Cover, mit Button. Ich freue mich wahnsinnig, vor allem über die tolle Beurteilung durch die Jury.


Also, gern mal bei Amazon oder Thalia vorbei und holt euch eure Kopie. 🙂

Arto Paasilinna: Der wunderbare Massenselbstmord

Der wunderbare MassenselbstmordDer wunderbare Massenselbstmord by Arto Paasilinna
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Well.. I excpected more. Maybe it was the translation, maybe it’s the prose but the admittedly crazy situations and the funny plot never made me laugh. I read it but that’s it.

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Toni Morrison: A Mercy

A MercyA Mercy by Toni Morrison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“We are put into the house that floats on the sea and we saw for the first time rats and it was hard to figure out how to die.”

*adds some more stars* I personally lack the adequate words to describe or comment on hers. It never stops to amaze me how she can express in one sentence (or one word or even the absence of it) what others have to do in 10 pages.

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Edward Albee. Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely love this play. It’s a nightmare because it made me feel sick. But that is good. Intensity in a play is a good thing. I loved the sarcasm and dry humor and violence and evilness. And it is so much more than just that. I have to see it on stage one day.

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