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200.       Trudy
7887 posts
 18 Apr 2010 Sun 02:33 pm

I´ve just read ´The boy in the striped pajamas´ by John Boyne. Wonderful written book about one of the most horrible events in human history: The Holocaust. 

 

 

201.       ptaszek
440 posts
 19 Apr 2010 Mon 09:07 pm

 

Quoting Trudy

I´ve just read ´The boy in the striped pajamas´ by John Boyne. Wonderful written book about one of the most horrible events in human history: The Holocaust. 

 

 

 

if i can recommend a read-have you ever read"the painted bird"by Jerzy Kosinski?if not ..rush to the library..

202.       gokuyum
5049 posts
 23 Apr 2010 Fri 05:06 pm

 

Quoting ptaszek

 

 

if i can recommend a read-have you ever read"the painted bird"by Jerzy Kosinski?if not ..rush to the library..

 

 The Painted Bird is wonderful. I like Kosinski and his approach to the dark side of humanity.



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203.       gokuyum
5049 posts
 23 Apr 2010 Fri 05:15 pm

I read these books recently:

 

1)Giosaphat Barbaro - Anadolu ve İran´a Seyahat

 

2)Micheal Löwy - Kafka Boyun Eğmeyen Hayalperest

 

3)Faruk Duman - Piri

 

4) Henry James - Bly´ın Gizemi (The Turn of The Screw)

 

5)Faruk Duman - Av Dönüşleri

 

6)Antonio Lopez Campillo - Hızlandırılmış Ateizm Dersleri

 

7)Ahmet Cemal - Giderayak

204.       Trudy
7887 posts
 24 Apr 2010 Sat 09:27 am

Blindman´s bluff by Faye Kellerman

205.       Trudy
7887 posts
 24 Apr 2010 Sat 09:27 am

Blindman´s bluff by Faye Kellerman

206.       gokuyum
5049 posts
 26 Apr 2010 Mon 06:17 pm

Ahmet Mithat Efendi / Çingene (The Gipsy)

207.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 04 May 2010 Tue 08:07 pm

Shutter Island....Dennis Lehane.  A bit scary but a fabulous psychological thriller!{#emotions_dlg.scared} 

208.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 03 Sep 2010 Fri 12:06 am

The Bridge: A Journey Between Orient and Occident by Geert Mak
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In 2006, Geert Mak spent weeks on the Galata bridge, one of Istanbul’s busiest, getting to know the pavement merchants: the tea vendor, the book salesman, the peddler of orthopedic soles and the boys who trade in illegal cigarettes.  Most of them are from villages in Turkey’s far east and are desperately poor, barely able to their keep their heads above water; they live from one day, one hour, to the next. And they all have their own worries, their strategies for survival, their hopes, their own stories. The result is ‘a travelogue covering 490 metres’, in the author’s words.

Geert Mak is a journalist and historian, and one of The Netherlands’ bestselling writers;..

http://www.rbooks.co.uk/product.aspx?id=1846551382

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A short / sweet/ charming book... Not in depth as far as the history is concerned.. But an excellent book for people who want to know a bit about Istanbul and its history..

 

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209.       Leo S
180 posts
 04 Jun 2017 Sun 10:37 am

 

Quoting ptaszek

 

 

if i can recommend a read-have you ever read"the painted bird"by Jerzy Kosinski?if not ..rush to the library..

 

The Poles that knew Jerzy were very upset that he protrayed Poles that way in his novel and Poles only ever treated him nicely. Yes, it is fictional work and he as a writer can write what he wants, it´s not based on factual events for the most part I have heard. I have not read it but plan to. I can give a proper evaluation then.

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