Neil Gaiman: Coraline

CoralineCoraline by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

here comes the predictable review: I love it!!!!! If Neil Gaiman wasn’t online I’d say that I want to have babiez with his talent and imagination but since that would be utterly weird I won’t say it. *g* Seriously his writing is pure magic.

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David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas

Cloud AtlasCloud Atlas by David Mitchell
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The story is fragmented into substories. This is clever and entertaining…but not always. I struggled with some of them because I either confused the people as the story turned up again or I was simply not interested. The idea is good, the topic too, the humor my kind of humor but it didn’t impress me that much.

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Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book

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

I LOVE IT!

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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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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Jonathan Safran Foer: Extremely loud and incredibly close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am so in love. I loved the style it was written in. So original and so breathtaking. At times I was so sad, I couldn’t and didn’t want to continue but it never was sappy.

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