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The Diviners

Libba Bray

21840091 It’s 1920s New York City. It’s flappers and Follies, jazz and gin. It’s after the war but before the depression. And for certain group of bright young things it’s the opportunity to party like never before.
For Evie O’Neill, it’s escape. She’s never fit in in small town Ohio and when she causes yet another scandal, she’s shipped off to stay with an uncle in the big city. But far from being exile, this is exactly what she’s always wanted: the chance to show how thoroughly modern and incredibly daring she can be.
But New York City isn’t about just jazz babies and follies girls. It has a darker side. Young women are being murdered across the city. And these aren’t crimes of passion. They’re gruesome. They’re planned. They bear a strange resemblance to an obscure group of tarot cards. And the New York City police can’t solve them alone.
Evie wasn’t just escaping the stifling life of Ohio, she was running from the knowledge of what she could do. She has a secret. A mysterious power that could help catch the killer – if he doesn’t catch her first.

Η δεκατια του ’20,εκτος απο τις βουβες ταινιες,τα κλασικα πλεον κουρεματα και τα ομορφα φορεματα δεν ειναι,προσωπικα για μενα,μια αγαπημενη περιοδος λογοτεχνικα.Οταν λοιπον ειδα οτι αυτο το βιβλιο ηταν τοποθετημενο σε αυτη την εποχη ημουν σκεπτικη.Σιγουρα οι κριτικες ηταν εξαιρετικες αλλα εγω φοβομουν την γραφη,το λεξιλογιο και την σκιαγραφηση των χαρακτηρων.

Μεχρι στιγμης,εχω διαβασει γυρω στις 215 σελιδουλες,ειμαι ικανοποιημενη.Αν και ειναι αρκετα βαρετο,ειναι απο εκεινα τα βιβλια που μπορει να μην εχουν γρηγορο βημα αλλα σε κερδιζει παραυτα η πλοκη και οι χαρακτηρες.

Working Stiff

Judy Melinek

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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.
Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. With her husband T.J. and their toddler Daniel holding down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation—performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, counseling grieving relatives. Working Stiff chronicles Judy’s two years of training, taking readers behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the Big Apple, including a firsthand account of the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack, and the disastrous crash of American Airlines flight 587.
Lively, action-packed, and loaded with mordant wit, Working Stiff offers a firsthand account of daily life in one of America’s most arduous professions, and the unexpected challenges of shuttling between the domains of the living and the dead. The body never lies—and through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, Dr. Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work on shows like CSI and Law & Order to reveal the secret story of the real morgue.

Τον τελευταιο καιρο νιωθω την αναγκη να διαβαζω ολο και πιο πολλα βιβλια με θεμα τους το ανθρωπινο σωμα και τον θανατο.Περιεργο αν φανταστεις οτι αν βρεθω στο ιδιο δωματιο με ενα νεκρο σωμα μπορει να παθω κριση πανικου.Θεωρω οτι ειναι ενας τροπος να ερθω πιο κοντα με την θνησιμοτητα του σωματος αν διαβασω τις μαρτυριες ανθρωπων που δουλευουν με αυτα.Μετα το Smoke gets in your eyes/Caitlin Doughty αποφασισα να συνεχισω με τις αναμνησεις μιας ιατροδικαστους στα νεκροτομεια της Νεας Υορκης.

Μεχρι στιγμης,εχω διαβασει το 70% περιπου,το βρισκω ενδιαφερον αν και δεν συμπαθω καθολου την συγγραφεα.Καποιες αποψεις της θεωρω οτι δεν ανηκουν σε μια γιατρο και δε μια γυναικα που εχει βιωσει την αυτοκτονια που πατερα της.

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