• Permutation City by Greg Egan
    EN,  Fiction

    Permutation City // Greg Egan

    In the not-so-distant future (at least from where we are now, Permutation City was first published in 1994), virtual copies of humans have become a thing. Since it takes a lot of computational power to run these, the faster (as…

  • DE,  Fiction

    Penelope, die Listenreiche // Gohar Markosjan-Kasper

    Armenien, 1994: die Bewohner Jerewans, der Hauptstadt Armeniens, müssen mit ständigen Strom- und Wasserversorgungsengpässen leben. Penelope, Freigeist und verhinderte Opernsängerin, möchte duschen, aber auch bei ihr fällt das Wasser aus. Um ihr Vorhaben doch noch in die Tat umzusetzen, macht…

  • EN,  Fiction

    The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

    I rarely read bestselling or hot new novels, but for some reason, I decided to read The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, which is the talk of the day right now. The premise of the book is this: Alicia Berenson…

  • DE,  Fiction

    Verschwinden von Mariana Enríquez

    Auf meiner Reise durch die Literatur unserer kleinen Erde habe ich das erste Land Lateinamerikas erreicht: Argentinien. Argentinien, wie ich aus Wikipedia erfahre, war Anfang bis Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts eines der reichsten Länder der Welt, wurde aber nach der…

  • EN,  Fiction

    Capital by John Lanchester

    Money makes the world go round – this is very true and yet, many books gloss over the monetary aspects of life. Not Capital by John Lanchester: set shortly before and in the beginning of the financial crisis of 2008,…

  • EN,  Fiction

    Dancing Nude in the Moonlight by Joanne C. Hillhouse

    Antigua and Barbuda! This time on my travels around the world in books, I have landed in the Carribbean, in a country consisting of two islands (and several smaller islands): Antigua and Barbuda. Image searching these islands gives me a…

  • EN,  Fiction

    Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

    Alternating with reading books from all countries in the world in alphabetical order, I choose a random book from my to-be-read-list (with a little help from a random number generator). Sometimes, I end up with a book that I don’t…

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    Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

    The opening of Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch reminded me of the TV show “Pushing Daisies”, the middle was like someone threw all fantasy elements they could think of into a blender with a police TV show, and the…

  • EN,  Fiction

    North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

    Disclaimer: I did not finish this book. Margaret really loves her country home in the south of England, but her father decides to give up his job and move to Milton, an industrial town in the north. Margaret has to…