Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling (Cormoran Strike 01)

Synopsis: A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to … Continue reading

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Carrie by Stephen King

Synopsis: The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation … Continue reading

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Mies kylmästä: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (George Smiley 03) by John le Carré

Synopsis: In this classic, John le Carre’s third novel and the first to earn him international acclaim, he created a world unlike any previously experienced in suspense fiction. With unsurpassed knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carre … Continue reading

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The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking 01) by Patrick Ness

Synopsis: Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee – whose thoughts … Continue reading

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Quiz Show – movie discussion

Synopsis: There is a theological belief that it is a greater sin to tempt than to be tempted, and this movie firmly reminds me of it. It is based on a true story which takes place in the 50s, the … Continue reading

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