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The Living Mountain

The author (1893-1981) was born - and lived almost all her life - near Aberdeen. She was a good mountaineer, an expert gardener, a literature teacher and writer. She describes in a very detailed way the...

The Hot Rock

The novel is a perfect black comedy set in New York with the twists of that time (1970). There are five robberies all along the narration, each one more unbelievable and crazy than the previous one. Through...

Pieces of Her

Pieces of Her is a thriller crime novel.The novel tells the story of an idealistic group that confronts the savage capitalism of companies that speculate on health care insurance in the United...

Crazy Rich Asians

The author was born in 1973 in Singapore and, at the age of eleven, he moved to the United States where he graduated in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. This is his first novel, an ironic...

14 juillet

On July 14, 1789: takeover of the Bastille, French Revolution, end of the Old Regime, birth of the modern era... It is about a historic day that has piqued the interest of many researchers and has been the...

Mrs. Osmond

With Mrs. Osmond, John Banville emulates some of the best features of Henry James’s Portrait of a Lady, of which it is a sequel. John Banville is a master of English style: his writing is...

Chelsea Mansions

The annual Chelsea Flower Show in London is tainted by the murder of an American tourist in what appears to be a random act of violence. It is quickly discovered that the killer avoided having both his face...

The Lady of the Camellias

The book tells the story of Margherita Gautier, a courtesan of great beauty who falls in love with Armand Duval, one of her lovers, and who sacrifices her own happiness for his sake. The book quickly had...