The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain #review

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Beautiful! Just finished The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain and I have to admit it’s one of those books that you don’t want to finish. Very easy and enjoyable to read. It’s the story of Gustav, a Swiss boy we follow from kindergarten onwards. From meeting his first friend, Anton, we go through the most significant moments of his life. We follow them and enjoy their friendship. “Master yourself!” A very personal view of events and over the life in the Swiss Mountains right after the Second World War. We follow him and his family in a troubled yet happy …

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Margarethe Vogel (Short Story Series #4)

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She is Margarethe. Herr Vogel was her husband. He is no more. She’s been alone for ten years now. But she is ok with it. She grew accustomed to her life alone after a while. Now, at 66 years of age, she is quite an old lady that has her routine and loves it. Every morning she goes to get her fresh bread from the corner bakery. She always praises the bakers. The second generation now. They are German now. Second generation. The old man came from Turkey years ago, before opening the store. She’s been a loyal customer from …

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

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Here’s another book review I think you’ll like. I’m talking about Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. A controversial book, that is also the subject of other books. I wanted to see what was so interesting about it. Here’s what I think about it. It’s an interesting book. With a disputed topic: incest and pedophilia. At least that’s what I gathered from it. A psychological novel that makes you think and question your inner judge even. As it presents the development of a man from boy to father. From an unlucky sexual encounter to a life on the run. As we go …

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Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi #review

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It’s a very interesting thriller. This book is not your usual crime novel. A memory, a confession, murder, paintings, hope, happiness. It’s a puzzle as you’d expect. But a surprising one I admit. This is the story of obsession and crime. We start in a very funny way with our three women. A girl, a young woman and an old one and how their lives connect. It’s a story of art and how dangerous it can be. We find ourselves in Claude Monet’s Giverny in Normandy. With the beautiful scenery and the light that Monet valued so much. Along with …

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