Sunday, August 2, 2009

July reviews

Well, I've managed to keep this going since July 12th! This month's reviews were:

The Twelve by Stuart Neville ****
The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo ***
Dark Times in the City by Gene Kerrigan ***
August Heat by Andrea Camilleri ***
The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth by Malcolm Pryce ****
Before the Deluge by Otto Friedrich ****
Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada *****
Carte Blanche by Carlo Lucarelli ****
M*A*S*H by Richard Hooker ****

My book of the month was Hans Fallada's Alone in Berlin. An astonishing book first published in German in 1947. If you want to know what everyday life in a fascist state is like then you'd do no better than to read this book.

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