Archiv für die Kategorie 4,5 Sterne

Rezension: „Adulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection“ von Sarah Andersen

Are you a special snowflake? Do you enjoy networking to advance your career? Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared? Ugh. Please go away. This book is for the rest of us. These comics document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas, and wondering when, exactly, this adulthood thing begins. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Sarah Andersen is a young Brooklyn artist. This book is […]

10. Januar 2017         

Rezension: „Baba Dunjas letzte Liebe“ von Alina Bronsky

Baba Dunja ist eine Tschernobyl-Heimkehrerin. Wo der Rest der Welt nach dem Reaktorunglück die tickenden Geigerzähler und die strahlenden Waldfrüchte fürchtet, baut sich die ehemalige Krankenschwester mit Gleichgesinnten ein neues Leben auf. Wasser gibt es aus dem Brunnen, Elektrizität an guten Tagen und Gemüse aus dem eigenen Garten. Die Vögel rufen im Niemandsland so laut wie nirgends sonst, die Spinnen weben verrückte Netze, und manchmal kommt sogar ein Toter auf einen Plausch vorbei. Während der sterbenskranke Petrov in der Hängematte Liebesgedichte liest, die Gavrilovs im Garten Schach spielen und die Melkerin Marja mit dem fast hundertjährigen Sidorow anbandelt, schreibt Baba […]

28. Dezember 2015         

Rezension: „Uprooted“ von Naomi Novak

„Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.“ Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests […]

20. Oktober 2015         

„The Stars Never Rise“ von Rachel Vincent

There’s no turning back … In the town of New Temperance, souls are in short supply and Nina should be worrying about protecting hers. Yet she’s too busy trying to keep her sister Mellie safe. When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their existence, she’ll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal church. To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a mysterious fugitive who has already saved her life once. Wanted by the church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she […]

8. August 2015         

„The Life List“ von Lori Nelson Spielman

THINGS TO DO WHEN I GROW UP: 1. Have a baby 2. Fall in love 3. Perform live on a super-big stage Brett Bohlinger seems to have it all: a plum job, a beautiful home and an irresistibly handsome boyfriend. All in all, a charmed life. That is, until her beloved mother passes away leaving behind a will with one big stipulation: In order to receive her inheritance, Brett must first complete the list of life goals she’d written when she was fourteen. As Brett reluctantly embarks on a perplexing journey in search of her adolescent dreams, one thing becomes […]

1. August 2015         
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