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Inkheart

May 2, 2017 Fantasy novel

Inkheart is the first part of the trilogy by the famous German writer Cornelia Funke. The main characters are brave twelve-year-old girl Maggie and her father, who has a wonderful gift: when he reads the book out loud, its characters come to life. However, in return for this, one of the listeners finds himself in a world invented by the writer, and as you know, there are not only good characters in books… The book is for children, but adults will read it with great interest. I guess, everyone as a child had a dream that one of his or her favorite character could exist for real. I guess, a lot of people had a desire to find themself in an interesting story to experience exciting adventures together with the characters. But how could it be? What if it will be true? In this book it happened, but not the way, as it was pictured in the imagination. It turned out scary. But, most importantly, the solution was found, although it was difficult. Events develop dynamically. The characters are not only positive or negative, and this is unusual for children’s books. In general, the book is gorgeous, I thought, when I just started to read: the house, where the central place is for books. And in general,...

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Master Flea: A Fairy-Tale in Seven Adventures of Two Friends

April 5, 2017 Fantasy novel

Master Flea: A Fairy-Tale in Seven Adventures of Two Friends is a fairy tale by E. T. A. Hoffmann. It was written in 1821-1822 and became the last major work of the author. The actions take place in Frankfurt am Main. The main character is an oddball Peregrinus Tyss, who was living isolated and was afraid of women. He was involved in a mysterious game of mystical forces in the background of the life of a typical bourgeois city. Each character of the novel has his occult doppelganger. In everyday life, they are servicemen and handicraftsmen, salesmen or scientists, and in the mystical sense they are magicians and geniuses, personifications of the mysterious forces of nature, plants, minerals and so on. Every Christmas eve Tyss throw a feast. Buying a lot of sweets and toys beforehand, he imagines himself a little boy, enjoys gifts, and then gives them to the poor children. On one of these nights Peregrinus meets a mysterious stranger who confesses her love to him and demands to return to her a mysterious prisoner who allegedly stays with Tyss. It turns out that, without knowing it, Tyss sheltered Master Flea who had previously been a captive of the mystical doppelganger of the Dutch naturalist Leuwenhoek . The stranger in the occultl sense is the princess, who...

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Momo

March 1, 2017 Fantasy novel

Momo is written in the most understandable language in the world, on the very one on which our first life lessons were written – the language of the fairy tale. And in a fairy tale there is a little girl belonging to the kind of people who are able not only to hear but also to isten. Momo knows how to do it so well that she can hear even the stars and her own heart. She listens so attentively that even other people begin to hear themselves. But one day in the city there are Men in Grey  – employees of the Timesaving Bank. Gradually they take over the lives and time of all the inhabitants of the town, and people become angry, rude, they are in a hurry all the time in a foolish attempt to save time for real life, but soon, it seems, they forget about it absolutely and rush just out of habit, having not idea why. This book will always be relevant, whenever it is written. The only question is, for how many people it would be relevant. The problems raised by Michael Ende always existed: for example, it is a problem of wasting time for nothing, of doing work that you don’t like and so on....

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The Night in Lisbon

February 22, 2017 Novel

The Night in Lisbon is one of the last works of E. M. Remarque. In the novel there are the main motives of his work – love and pacifism. They are connected in the tragic fate of the protagonist – an escapee from Nazi Germany, who loses his country, his beloved woman and his hope for the future. Throughout the novel there is a thought about the illusory nature of happiness, characteristic of the writer’s creative work. The Night in Lisbon is a sincere, emotional and very deep novel, which tells the story of two emigrants who spend one night together. The novel is a intimate conversation between two completely strangers, who were united by similar problems. One tells, the other listens. On the example of Schwarz, we can see what human being can do only to be listened to. Loneliness is always looking for companions and never pays attention to who they are. The story told by Schwarz is a long and thorny path, the path of a wanderer who found happiness and at the end he lost it. It is a story about a strong sense of love. It is a complex novel, raising a huge number of issues: personal, social, global ones … In the novel it...

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