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Bright and Shining Tiger von Claudia Edwards

The Player of Games von Iain M. Banks

The Hunting Party von Lucy Foley

The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom von Alexander McCall Smith

The Time Traveller's Almanac: The Ultimate Treasury of Time Travel Fiction - Brought to You from the Future von Ann VanderMeer

The Warlock in Spite of Himself von Christopher Stasheff

The Portrait of Mr. W.H. (Penguin Classics 60s) von Oscar Wilde

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Über meine BibliothekMy library contains reviews of just about every book I have read since the beginning of 2003. Most of my TBRs are also here, but I couldn't face adding all my other books. so I'm adding them as and when I re-read them.

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There's nothing worse than finding a new author that you like only to discover that he writes the same thing over and over again. I was thrilled with the first Jonathan Carroll book that I came across, but although his plots are unusual and fantastic and not like anyone else's, I soon got fed up with his heroes who all seem to be very withdrawn and have bad relationships with their fathers. I prefer authors who never write the same thing twice, like Liz Jenson and Magnus Mills. So I prefer stand-alone novels to never-ending series and if you can't tell the story in less than 500 pages (preferably less than 400) I probably can't be bothered with reading it. Writing samey books is a cardinal sin in my eyes, which explains why I have always liked reading short stories and have zero interest in reading either official TV spin-offs or fan-fiction.

Of course there are exceptions. I really enjoyed the excessively long "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell" and even bought it in hard-back (which I hardly ever do) because one of the reasons I don't like long books is that they are awkward to read in paperback without completely ruining the spine (although I am not one of those crazy people who reads the book half shut in order to avoid creasing the spine at all). One series I really did enjoy was Iain M. Banks' Culture Series, because the novels are stand-alones set in the same civilisation rather than continuing the same story.

GruppenBookCrossers, FantasyFans, Go Review That Book!, Name that Book, Science Fiction Fans

LieblingsautorenIain M. Banks, Italo Calvino, Robertson Davies, Ben Elton, Liz Evans, Liz Jensen, Mario Vargas Llosa, Peter Luther, John Varley (Gemeinsame Favoriten)

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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them von Elif Batuman

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