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The Knot from Mark Watson

Nearly forgot about that book – was the first one i read. An absolut light reading book, nothing spectacular but simply the story about the life of a wedding photographer. I only bought this because i read before a book of this guy – was kind of disappointed but to unwind my mind after just leaving home for my big trip this was quite perfect.

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Der Distelfink von Donna Tartt

Dieses riesige Buch zu killen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goldfinch_(novel) braucht biss. Zudem ist der Kindle ziemlich gemein und zeigt gnadenlos an wie langsam man vorwärts kommt. Tsssss Seiten über Seiten habe ich gelesen und die Prozentanzeige machte keinen Wank (bin jetzt aber trotzdem schon bei 87%). Keine Ahnung wieviel Seiten die Papierversion hat! Donna Tartt hat für diesen Roman den Pulitzer-Preis Belletristik 2014 gewonnen… obwohl angekündigt für 2008 ist er erst im 2013 erschienen, sollte das nicht einen Abzug geben. Hmm ich weiss jetzt nicht wirklich ob ich dies mein bestes Buch fand aber ja definitiv ein gutes Buch, braucht einfach etwas Biss wegen des Seitenumfangs.

Zur Geschichte: Theo Decker ist dreizehn Jahre alt, als seine Mutter während eines Besuchs in einem New Yorker Museum bei einem Attentat ums Leben kommt. Wie in Trance steckt er als Andenken ihr liebstes Gemälde ein und verlässt unbemerkt das Gebäude, verstrickt sich in Drogengeschichten…

 

The house of Scorta from Laurent Gaudé

A novel following five generations of the infamous Scorta family living in a village in southern Italy. A wonderful story which makes you instantly feel as if you were sitting on the piazza of the small village in Puglia quietly following the saga of the Scorta family from close up. Wonderful read.. take it with you on a summer holiday.

The truth about the Harry Quebert Affair from Joël Dicker

This book had been recommended to me by a fellow traveller. It has originally been published in French and the writer is from Geneva – vive les suisses! It is a novel about a young writer that is struggling to write his 2nd book after the first being a huge success. Meanwhile the book had been translated into 33 languages being a huge success. A true page turner and here my kindle flipped through the percentage despite being a huge book.

Marching Powder from Rusty Young

A story about a drug trafficker who had been caught and sent to the San Pedro prison in La Paz. Honestly not sure as much of it is true. It is badly written but still an interesting read in my opinion and i only read it after i left La Paz as i was to scared to read it while being there  – don’t ask me why. If you go to Bolivia do read it, if you don’t it is not really worth bothering.

28 Tage lang von David Safier

Ein Roman über das Leben eines Mädchens im Warschauer Ghetto, welcher sich wie Geschichte anfühlt und der Grossmutter des Authors gewidmet ist. So ganz anders als ‘Mieses Karma’ aber schön und direkt geschrieben.

The Alchemist from Paulo Coelho

I assume about almost everybody who reads this has read this book about 15 years ago… never mind i did manage this now too – a nice book to travel encourage you to take the risk and follow your dreams…

 

Books on my kindle

When you travel you have much more time to read… although not that much as i thought.. but thought i let you have a look into my kindle.. Not that i would consider myself as a true connaisseur of literature but some were truly a good read.

suebluesky in Argentina…. grape leaves included

Churrasco mit Götti

mjaaammmmm mjammmm

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