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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Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard BookThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I think it took me two sentences to be completely drawn into the story, to be right there, in the house, on the cemetery. It actually gave me one horrible nightmare I think but if a story cannot get to you, then there must be something missing, right? And the only think I didn’t like about this one was, that it ended.

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John Green: Paper Towns

Paper TownsPaper Towns by John Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reading the story made me sad. And afraid. And laugh. But mostly and for reasons I have to investigate I kept thinking how it is almost half my life ago that I was that age. And I think Margo is a sad, lost young woman. I hope she finds herself. Or a way to life to make herself happy.

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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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