Literature

The Man without a Face

When Vladimir Putin, an unimportant, low-level KGB operative, was rushed to power by a group of Oligarchs in 1999, he was a man without a history. Within a few brief years, Putin had dismantled Russia's...

The Swallows and the Amazons

These are the idyllic adventures of the Walker and Blackett families (the Swallows and the Amazons) in the Lake District and the Norfolk Broads during the summer holidays. The Swallows are four brothers and...

Valley of Thunder

Josh Ford was the best man the Marshal Service had, so when the Governor of Montana needed someone to look into the disappearance of wagon trains in the Bitterroots, Ford was the man they chose. What he...

Blood of the Poor

Léon Bloy was a visionary writer whose works are still relevant today. 
In "The Blood of the Poor", he strongly criticizes the modern worship of money and materialism, comparing it to the redemption...

The Bad Weather Friend

Benny is so nice they feel compelled to destroy him, but he has a friend who should scare the hell out of them in this breathtaking new kind of thriller 

Benny Catspaw’s perpetually sunny...

Ringworld

Certainly, a book for young adults, I understand this is the first of a new generation of science fiction novels written in the 1970s where the author attempts to create new worlds entirely set in 2850. A...

A Willing Murder

In the world of mystery with a story of old  secrets, deadly grudges and a group of friends are determined to uncoved the truth regardless of the consequenes.... In my opinion, too long.

Moriarty

Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which...

Inkheart

Funke writes for children, and has several good titles that have become bestsellers. In this story: Meggie is a little girl of 12, who lives with her father Silvertongue, having lost her mother in a...

Selected Prose

Eliot collects in this work a group of essays on writers and poets - Shakespeare, Baudelaire, Pascal, Wordsworth and Coleridge, Yeats, Poe and Valéry, Dante, Goethe - and lectures in the United States and...