• The Passengers // John Marrs
    EN,  Fiction

    The Passengers // John Marrs

    I’m disappointed. Seriously disappointed. Last year, I read The Good Samaritan by John Marrs and while it had some flaws (the second part was majorly dragging along at times), it was overall a good book with a thrilling and inventive…

  • The Ghosts of Heaven // Marcus Sedgwick
    EN,  Fiction

    The Ghosts of Heaven // Marcus Sedgwick

    I’ve been thinking for about a month how to review The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick because this book left me speechless, feeling inadequate to process what I just read. It’s all about spirals, and spirals are awesome, dude.…

  • The Wasp Factory // Iain Banks
    EN,  Fiction

    The Wasp Factory // Iain Banks

    Once upon a time, I read Iain Banks’ The Crow Road, and I still sometimes think about what a good book that was. Ever since then, I wanted to read another one of Banks’ books, and now I did. The…

  • The Word is Murder // Anthony Horowitz
    EN,  Fiction

    The Word is Murder // Anthony Horowitz

    Diana Cowper plans her own funeral and is murdered a few hours later. Can this be a coincidence? Such is the premise of The Word is Murder, a murder mystery by Anthony Horowitz, starring an unlikeable ex-detective named Hawthorne and…

  • A Skinful of Shadows // Frances Hardinge
    EN,  Fiction

    A Skinful Of Shadows // Frances Hardinge

    A Skinful Of Shadows is the story of Makepeace, who lives with her mother at her aunt’s place in a Puritan congregation, without knowing who or where her father is. In her sleep, Makepeace is haunted by ghosts – to…

  • The Woman in White // Wilkie Collins
    EN,  Fiction

    The Woman in White // Wilkie Collins

    A few years ago, back when Project Gutenberg was still accessible in Germany, I was on vacation and devoured Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone. I loved the drama and suspense and British society of that book so much that I put…

  • Beyond the Book,  EN

    Wrong Theories: The Silent Patient

    One of the pleasures of reading mysteries is trying to guess what the big secret is while you’re reading. I must admit that I’m notoriously bad at figuring out what will happen, but I’m very good at coming up with…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Beyond the Book,  EN

    Pepys Road, London

    I am currently reading Capital by John Lanchester, and because it takes me so long to read it (my reading time is limited to 15 minutes on the train each morning and evening at the moment), I have plenty of…