Carl Streator is a solitary widower and a fortyish newspaper reporter who is assigned to do a series of articles on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In the course of this investigation he discovers an ominous thread: the presence at the death scenes of the anthology Poems and Rhymes Around the World, all opened to the page where there appears an African chant, or “culling song.” This song turns out to be lethal when spoken or even thought in anyone’s direction – and once it lodges in Streator’s brain he finds himself becoming an involuntary serial killer. So he teams up with a real estate broker, one Helen Hoover Boyle – who specializes in selling haunted houses and who lost a child to the culling song years before – for a cross-country odyssey to remove all copies of the book from libraries, lest this deadly verbal virus spread and wipe out human life. Accompanying them on this road trip are Helen’s assistant, Mona Sabbat, an exquisitely earnest Wiccan, and her sardonic ecoterrorist boyfriend Oyster, who is running a scam involving fake liability claims and business blackmail. Welcome to the new nuclear family.
Στην αρχη του χρονου ειχα αποφασισει να διαβασω ολα τα βιβλια του Μουρακαμι,τωρα ξερω οτι εκανα λαθος,ανακαλυψα οτι ο Chuck Palahniuk ειναι ενας αρκετα ενδιαφερον συγγραφεας.Αυτο ειναι ενα απο τα πολλα δικα του βιβλια που θελω να διαβασω,ελπιζω να το κανω συντομα!
Easter, 1974. A family vanishes without a trace from the island of Valö outside of Fjällbacka. The dinner table has been exquisitely set, but everyone except the one year-old daughter Ebba is gone. Are they victims of a crime or have they voluntarily disappeared?
Years later Ebba returns to the island and the old summer camp where her father ruled a boarding school with an iron hand. She and her husband Tobias have recently lost their three year-old son, and in an attempt to overcome their grief they have decided to renovate the house and open a B&B.
Erica Falck’s interest is piqued – she has researched the tragic and mysterious history of the family, and looks forward to meeting Ebba.
But the couple have barely settled in before they are subjected to an attempt of arson. And when they begin to remove the floor boards in the dining room, they find dried blood underneath…
Μερικα βιβλια τα αγοραζεις αυτοματα οταν τα βλεπεις,εχοντας σχεδον τα παντα απο τον ιδιο συγγραφεα,ετσι και με αυτο.Δεν ειναι οτι λατρευω την γραφη της Καμιλας αλλα η αληθεια οτι μερικες φορες που αρεσει να κανω συλλογη με βιβλια απο τον ιδιο συγγραφεα.
The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist’s rookie season as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases, hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex, that shaped her as both a physician and a mother.
Eχοντας διαβασει το Smoke gets in your eyes/Caitlin Doughty ηθελα να διαβασω και αλλο βιβλιο με θεμα του τον θανατο και τι συμβαινει στο νεκρο σωμα afterwards.
The Handmaid’s Tale is not only a radical and brilliant departure for Margaret Atwood, it is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men of its population.
Καποτε ειχα αγορασει το Ορυξ και Κρεικ,δεν ειχα ιδεα ποια ηταν η συγγραφεας μεχρι που εμαθα οτι ειναι μια απο τις καλυτερες τις γενειας της.Περιμενω πως και πως να το διαβασω!