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15 oktober 2006

Boeken in 2006: 104-112

boek 104: The sands of time, Michael Hoeye
Our beloved watchmaker Hermux Tantamoq is in trouble again. All of Pinchester is talking about his formerly blind friend Mirrin Stentrill’s paintings, which are monumental portraits of cats! After all, cats are not a popular topic in a city of rodents — and everyone knows they never really existed anyway. Then a mysterious old chipmunk appears in Hermux’s shop with what he claims is a map of the royal library of a prehistoric kingdom of cats. Before long Hermux is hot on a trail of treachery and deceit, leading all the way from Pinchester to an ancient tomb that lies buried in the sands.
Conclusion: Lovely read, great sequel. I will also be reading part three.

boek 105: Want to play?, PJ Tracy
Monkeewrench is a software company that created a serial killer detective game. Suddenly, when the game goes online, someone starts duplicating the fictional murders in real life, down to the last detail. Grace McBride and her crew/friends warn the authorities, but they have dark secrets themselves… By the time the police realize what’s happening, three people are dead, and with seventeen more murder scenarios available online, there are seventeen more potential victims. It takes a rural Wisconsin sheriff, two Minneapolis police detectives, and Grace’s gang to find the killer. But how many more scenes will be acted out before they do so?
Conclusion: A terrific thriller, the first of this mother-daughter writing duo.

boek 106: A prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
Owen Meany is a dwarfish boy with a strange voice (WRITTEN IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS) who accidentally kills his best friend’s mom with a baseball and believes -accurately- that he is an instrument of God, to be redeemed by martyrdom. Johnny Wheelwright, the best friend, tells the story of their shared and seperate pasts and his own present in bits and pieces. The story is breathtaking, beautiful but sad, funny but horrible, all in one.
Conclusion: One of the best books I’ve ever read.

boek 107: Gemis, Manon Uphoff
Mara is dertien, net verhuisd, enorm egocentrisch en mist elke ouderlijke sturing. Ze doet maar wat, heeft seks, een vriendje waar ze macht over heeft. Het boek beschrijft een periode uit haar leventje, zonder echt ergens naar toe te gaan.
Conclusie: Goed geschreven, maar onduidelijk boek over een naar meisje.

boek 108: Marrow, Tiffanie Darke
This book satirises the modern phenonmenon of the celebrity chef, and weaves a clever plot about love and dishonesty around it. Meet Seamus Bull: owner of a restaurant with two Michelin stars, a bully in his kitchen, a bull in the bedroom, Irish, sexy, and hungry for more. Enter another chef, a terrible review, a powerful PR woman with a hidden agenda and a Fench girl from his past… In his stride for more, Seamus will end up with less and less…
Conclusion: This book is sometimes sleezy, sometimes funny and mostly delicious.

boek 109: The villa of mysteries, David Hewson
In Rome, detective Nic Costa returns to the job and lands himself a new partner and a strange case. A girl is found in peat, just 16 years after her death. She appears to have taken part in an ancient Dionysian ritual that leaves nothing to the imagination. And now, another young woman is missing…
Conclusion: A nice partly historical thriller, even though the ending is somewhat vague.

boek 110: Rode rozen en tortilla’s, Laura Esquivel
Magisch-realistisch verhaal over een jonge Mexicaanse, Tita, die niet met haar geliefde Pedro mag trouwen, omdat zij als jongste dochter bij haar moeder op de hacienda moet blijven. Het boek beschrijft de familiegeschiedenis in een bijzonder tijdsperspectief. Het bereiden van gerechten en de invloed die de gerechten hebben neemt een grote plaats in in het verhaal. Elk hoofdstuk bevat een recept.
Conclusie: Prachtig boek, een echte aanrader.

boek 111: Once upon silettos, Shanna Swendson
Katie Chandler is back, with more magical things happening around her. There seems to be a spy inside Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc. and Katie, being immune to magic and all, is set to the case by no other then Merlin himself. While sleuthing, she suddenly finds het immunity tempered with, so she has to resort to common sense and natural insticts. During all this, her parents are visiting New York for the first time in their lives, and her mom seems strange things everywhere…
Conclusion: Very funny, I can’t wait for part three which will be available in May 2007.

boek 112: Korstmos, Katrien Vervaele
Een week uit het leven van een anonieme ik-figuur. Ze is jong, weggelopen van huis, en tast haar grenzen af. Haar diepere gevoelens deelt ze niet met anderen, ook niet met de lezer. Een jongen die korstmossen bestudeert wordt haar redding.
Conclusie: Matig boeiend tienerboek.

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