Tag Archives: Finnish translation

Rameau’s review archive: Mayojen testamentti (Domain, The Domain trilogy 01) by Steve Alten

Synopsis: For 32 years, archaeologist Julius Gabriel has investigated the Mayan calendar, a 2500-year-old enigma that predicts the end of humanity. Julius believes the sites of the ancients, placed all around the globe, represent ancient pieces of a puzzle linked … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Paholaisen siivet (A Murder of Quality, George Smiley 02) by John le Carré

Synopsis: George Smiley was simply doing a favor for Miss Ailsa Brimley, and old friend and editor of a small newspaper. Miss Brimley had received a letter from a worried reader: “I’m not mad. And I know my husbad is … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Seikkailijatar (Whisper of Scandal, The Scandalous Women of the Ton 01) by Nicola Cornick

Synopsis: Lady Joanna Ware has no desire to wed again but that doesn’t stop the flurry of suitors knocking on her door. Desperate to thwart another proposal, Joanna brazenly kisses Arctic explorer Alex, Lord Grant. Unable to deny the blazing … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani

Synopsis: One night at Trieste in September 1943 a seriously wounded soldier is found on the quay. The doctor, of a newly arrived German hospital ship, Pietri Friari gives the unconscious soldier medical assistance. His new patient has no documents … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Synopsis: Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before.  Toru begins to … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Värisuora (Smiley’s People: George Smiley 07) by John le Carré

Synopsis: John le Carre’s classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge and have earned him — and his hero, British Secret Service agent George Smiley — unprecedented worldwide acclaim.Rounding … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Solaris by Stanislaw Lem

Synopsis: A classic work of science fiction by renowned Polish novelist and satirist Stanislaw Lem. When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he finds a painful, hitherto unconscious memory embodied in … Continue reading

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Purppuranpunainen hibiscus (Purple Hibiscus) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at … Continue reading

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1984/Vuonna 1984 by George Orwell

Rameau’s note: I read both the Finnish translation and the English original concurrently. Synopsis from Goodreads: Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is … Continue reading

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