Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in BooksandLiliane

I started to write BooksandLiliane, because I wanted to share my love for books with other people. I came upon a growing amount of novels I absolutely enjoyed, I also found some novels really not worth the reading. Looking back on 2014 … Continue reading

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Marilynne Robinson || Gilead

When it was first published I could not find Gilead anywhere. So I kind of forgot about the novel until Marilynne Robinson came up with Lila. I felt that I had to read Gilead first and went in search for it … Continue reading

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John Williams ||Stoner

I postponed reading Stoner at first, because it quickly became one of these novels you had to read and love. Since I do not like being pushed into liking a novel I decided to leave it be for the time … Continue reading

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Gregory Sherl || The Future for Curious People

Just imagine that it would be possible to predict whether your new relationship is meant to be. In The Future for Curious People high tech computers can do just that. It shows images of you and your lover, it is … Continue reading

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Grace McCleen || The Land of Decoration

The land of Decoration is where you go to after Armageddon, Judith McPherson has built it in her room at home. Judith is the daughter of fanatics who believe the world is going to end any day now. Her mother … Continue reading

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Dave Eggers || The Circle

I am slightly ambivalent about The Circle. It is a nice enough novel though not great. Its characters are flat almost bordering on the caricature, events are too predictable. Only at the end Eggers surprises by having main character Mae … Continue reading

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Claire Cameron || The Bear

A couple goes camping in Algonquin Park (Canada) and is killed by a black bear. Their remains are found a few days later. Claire Cameron used this true story for her novel The Bear and added two children to the equation. … Continue reading

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Lea Carpenter || Eleven Days

I started reading Eleven Days because I thought it was a novel about a mother whose son is missing in action. I did not expect to be thoroughly informed on the training, weapons, outfits and actions of ‘operators’, those guys … Continue reading

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