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Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Synopsis A classic novel of the 1960s, this powerful story about life in a mental hospital is told by a half-Indian patient called Chief Bromden. The Chief will not talk, and he has deceived the staff into thinking him deaf and dumb; but through his self-imposed protective fog he is an acute observer. To him... Continue Reading →

Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Synopsis This is the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the exotic markets of Tangiers and then into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits... Continue Reading →

Review: iBoy by Kevin Brooks

Synopsis What can he do with his new powers — and what are they doing to him? Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teen. But a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into an actualized App. Fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain. And they're having an... Continue Reading →

Review: This House is Haunted by John Boyne

Synopsis 'I blame Charles Dickens for the death of my father...' Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her into the path of an approaching train.... Continue Reading →

Review: The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

Synopsis Man had not yet learned to fly when H.G. Wells conceived this story of a Martian attack on England. Giant cylinders crash to Earth, disgorging huge, unearthly creatures armed with heat-rays and fighting machines. Amid the boundless destruction they cause, it looks as if the end of the world has come. Bullet-point review ★★★★☆... Continue Reading →

Review: Die Braut sagt leider nein by Kerstin Gier

Synopsis Es ist nie zu spät Elisabeth schwebt auf Wolke sieben. Aber je näher die geplante Traumhochzeit rückt und je weiter der Bau des Traumhauses fortschreitet, desto größer werden ihre Zweifel, ob sie wirklich den Traummann gefunden hat. Während Alex als Architekt in einer anderen Stadt arbeitet, muss sie sich allein mit den Hochzeitsvorbereitungen, den... Continue Reading →

Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Synopsis Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where... Continue Reading →

Review: Stupid White Men by Michael Moore

Synopsis Stupid White Men tells you everything you need to know about how the great and the good screw us over. It reveals- among other things – how 'President' Bush stole an election aided only by his brother, cousin, his dad's cronies, electoral fraud and tame judges; how the rich stay rich while forcing the... Continue Reading →

Review: Eye of the Beholder by Harimandir Khalsa and Donna Henderson

Synopsis Eye of the Beholder is offered as a resource to complement your current meditation practice or to give you a place to begin. Colorful mandalas and gentle suggestions will help you close the outer doors of your busy world and open the inner doors to your soul, which is beautiful. So, open the cover... Continue Reading →

Review: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

Synopsis As my copy of the book came without a synopsis, I took the English one from Goodreads. The story begins with a lonely boy named Bastian and the strange book that draws him into the beautiful but doomed world of Fantastica. Only a human can save this enchanted place--by giving its ruler, the Childlike... Continue Reading →

Review: Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Synopsis Marguerite Caine has done the impossible, traveling to alternate dimensions with the Firebird – the brilliant invention of her parents, her boyfriend Paul, and their friend Theo. But she has also caught the attention of enemies willing to kidnap, blackmail, and even kill to use the Firebird for themselves. When Paul's soul is splintered... Continue Reading →

Review: Het Helse Paradijs

Synopsis Vanuit het Badense Rijk wordt opnieuw een expeditie uitgezonden om Thule, het vroegere Groenland, te veroveren. De eerste twee boten die naar Thule zijn gestuurd, zijn nooit teruggekomen. Ditmaal sturen de Badeners vijf oorlogsschepen met militairen. Aan boord is ook Kilian Werfel, een taalkundige die de uitgestorven taal Brits beheerst, die in Thule wordt... Continue Reading →

Review: De Passievrucht by Karel Glastra van Loon

Synopsis De Passievrucht begint met een aardschok. Armin Minderhout hoort van een arts dat hij zijn hele leven lang al onvruchtbaar is. Hij is dus niet de biologische vader van zijn zoon Bo. Wie dat wel is blijkt na een speurtocht langs diverse 'verdachten', waarbij het verleden duchtig wordt omgewoeld. The Passionfruit starts with a... Continue Reading →

Review: Hot Spot by Theo Hoogstraaten

Synopsis Het Turkse meisje Meryem Aslan wordt in de duinen neergestoken wanneer haar vriend Stefan haar even alleen heeft gelaten. Drie weken later wordt op dezelfde plaats het lichaam van een gluurder gevonden. Dan volgen de gebeurtenissen elkaar in snel tempo op. Een vrouw verdrinkt in zee, Meryem verdwijnt, maar keert kort daarop terug, en... Continue Reading →

Review: Wespeneiland by Abbing & Van Cleeff

Synopsis Finn, Isa en Edith vieren vakantie op het Deense waddeneiland Darskyl. Daar maken ze kennis met Tony Kirk, een regisseur van griezelfilms. Hij vraagt hun of ze er iets voor voelen om in zijn nieuwe film, 'Wespeneiland', te spelen. Dan volgt de ene merkwaardige gebeurtenis op de andere. Wie schrijft met bruine inkt: 'Ik... Continue Reading →

Review: Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James

Synopsis The year is 1803, Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for six years, and the orderly world of Pemberley seems unassailable. But all this is threatened when, on the eve of the annual ball, a chaise appears, rocking down the path from Pemberley's wild woodland. As it pulls up, Lydia Wickham – Elizabeth's younger,... Continue Reading →

Review: Slated by Teri Terry

Synopsis Kyla’s memory has been erased, her personality wiped blank, her memories lost for ever. She’s been Slated. The government claims she was a terrorist and that they are giving her a second chance - as long as she plays by their rules. But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla’s mind. Someone is lying... Continue Reading →

Review: The End of Days by Susan Ee

Synopsis End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee's bestselling Penryn and the End of Days trilogy. After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They're both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and on Penryn's... Continue Reading →

Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Synopsis My book came without a synopsis, so I took this synopsis for Goodreads: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." The opening of Jane Austen's ever-popular novel sets the tone of her sparkling comedy of manners and morals.... Continue Reading →

Review: Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon

Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Noa has been a victim of the system ever since her parents died. Now living off the grid and trusting no one, she uses her hacking skills to stay anonymous and alone. But when she wakes up on a table in a warehouse with an IV in her arm and no memory of... Continue Reading →

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