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review 2020-02-16 16:50
Podpalacze książek po raz pierwszy
Podpalacze ksiazek Tom 1 Moj brat straznik - Marine Carteron

            W 2015 roku w październiku po sobotnim dniu 19. Międzynarodowych Targów Książki w Krakowie miało miejsce spotkanie blogerów, w czasie którego można było zdobyć nowe książki. Wśród wielu wylosowanych przeze mnie książek znalazła się książka Pt. „Mój brat strażnik”, należąca do serii „Podpalacze książek”, autorstwa Marine Carteron.

            Na początku 2018 roku w końcu zabrałem się za lekturę tej książki. Jak widzicie było to na kilkanaście miesięcy przed startem projektu „Czytam na tronie”. Wspomniany tytuł należy do gatunku literatury młodzieżowej. Przeczytałem także, że za jej powstanie pośrednio odpowiedzialny jest syn autorki, która chciała zachęcić syna do czytania.

            Głównym bohaterem książki jest August Mars, który ma 14 lat. Po śmierci ojca, kustosza we francuskiej Bibliotece Narodowej, wraz z siostrą Cezaryną oraz ich matką przeprowadzają się do dziadków. Właśnie tam dowiaduje się o przeszłości swoich rodziców, a także przeszłości jego nauczyciela oraz dziadków. August poznaje też zadanie, jakie go czeka w przyszłości. Niestety nie jest on do niego w ogóle przygotowany, jednak się stara. Czytając książkę zaczynasz mu kibicować i w raz z nim przeżywać kolejne przygody.

            Książka napisana jest z dwóch perspektyw, Augusta oraz wspomnianej Cezaryny. Dowiadujemy się z nich, co bohaterowie czują, chociaż w perspektywie Cezaryny trudno mówić o uczuciach, gdyż dziewczynka ma Zespół Aspergera. Cezaryna niezwykle ubarwia tę historię. Chciałbym ją Wam polecić, gdyż ta książka jest tak rzadko czytana. Na Lubimy czytać ma tylko 54 oceny i 12 opinii. Więc jak widać niewiele tego, a książka jest warta poznania. Mimo, że młodzieżówka (pozycja ma już prawie 5 lat – wydana w 2015 roku) to jest ona dla każdego czytelnika. Jeszcze raz polecam.

 

Ocena: 8/10

 

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text 2019-08-12 23:57
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty -- Question for 08/12 (Day 12): Classic Crime and Classic Horror Recommendations?
Gaudy Night - Dorothy L. Sayers
Brat Farrar - Josephine Tey
The Haunted Monastery (Judge Dee Series) - Robert H. van Gulik
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Goblin Market - Christina Rossetti
Who Killed Robert Prentice? - Dennis Wheatley
The Dykemaster - Theodor Storm
The Signalman: A Ghost Story - Charles Dickens,Simon Bradley
Hauff's Fairy Tales - Wilhelm Hauff
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

Late to today's party and most of my really big favorites have already made an appearance in other folks' posts, so I figured I'll just list mine and showcase at the top of my post some of the books that haven't yet been highlighted by others.  By bingo category, with suspense and mysteries together in one block and an extra block for the children's books instead:

 

MYSTERIES / SUSPENSE

Dorothy L. Sayers: Lord Peter Wimsey series, especially the Wimsey & Vane subseries / quartet

Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes series
Agatha Christie: Poirot, Miss Marple and Tommy & Tuppence series, The Witness for the Prosecution, The Mousetrap, And Then There Were None, Crooked House, Towards Zero, The Sittaford Mystery
Patricia Wentworth: Miss Silver series
Ngaio Marsh: Roderick Alleyn series
Josephine Tey: Brat Farrar, The Daughter of Time, The Franchise Affair
John Dickson Carr: The Hollow Man
Anthony Wynne: Murder of a Lady
Mavis Doriel Hay: The Santa Klaus Murder
Georgette Heyer: Envious Casca
Robert van Gulik: Judge Dee series
Georges Simenon: Maigret series
Graham Greene: The Third Man
John Mortimer: Rumpole series
Ruth Rendell: Inspector Wexford series
P.D. James: Inspector Dalgliesh series
Dennis Wheatley: Who Killed Robert Prentice?
Q. Patrick: File on Fenton and Farr
Mary Roberts Rinehart: Locked Doors
Rex Stout: Nero Wolfe series
Patricia Highsmith: The Talented Mr. Ripley
Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep
Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon
Cornell Woolrich: Rear Window, The Bride Wore Black
James M. Cain: Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice
John Dudley Ball: In the Heat of the Night
Mario Puzo: The Godfather
Neil Simon, H.R.F. Keating: Murder by Death

 

 

SUPERNATURAL (FANTASY, SCIENCE FICTION), DYSTOPIA
William Shakespeare: The Tempest
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia
Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451
Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid's Tale
George Orwell: 1984
Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
Philip K. Dick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Sheri S. Tepper: The True Game
Alfred Lord Tennyson: The Lady of Shalott

 

 

GOTHIC & HORROR
William Shakespeare: Macbeth
Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey
Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre
Anne Brontë: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca
Christina Rossetti: Goblin Market
Charles Dickens: Bleak House, A Christmas Carol, The Signalman
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Canterville Ghost
Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone
Theodor Storm: Der Schimmelreiter (The Dykemaster)
Edith Wharton: Ghost Stories
Edgar Allan Poe: The Cask of Amontillado, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, The Mask of the Red Death
Bram Stoker: Dracula
Mary Shelley: Frankenstein
Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Henry James: The Turn of the Screw
Shirley Jackson: The Lottery, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

 

 

CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Otfried Preußler: The Little Witch, The Little Ghost
Robert Arthur, et al.: The Three Investigators series
T.H. White: The Sword in the Stone
Wilhelm Hauff: Fairy Tales

 

 

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text 2019-01-18 05:42
Reading progress update: I've read 165 out of 275 pages.
Brat Farrar - Josephine Tey

Brat has finally been asking himself the question that I´ve been asking myself for quite some time now:

 

Has Simon killed his own brother?

(spoiler show)

 

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text 2019-01-16 19:40
Reading progress update: I've read 45 out of 275 pages.
Brat Farrar - Josephine Tey

Uhm, does anyone know in which time period this is set in? This novel has been published in 1949, but the gaslightning in the street of London kind of threw me off. That plus the fact that whole story feels like it is set in the 1920s.

I have read the short Tey biography in the front of my edition, so I know that she has written this book way before the actual publication date. 

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review 2019-01-05 02:03
BRAT and the Kids of Warriors
BRAT and the Kids of Warriors - Michael Joseph Lyons
Siblings Jack, Queenie and Rabbit McMasters are moving again.  As military Brats, they are used to leaving everything and starting over. This time, however, the family is moving overseas.  With the end of World War II,  their dad has been stationed in Germany to help prevent the outbreak of another war.  Now Jack, Queenie and Rabbit are on a seven day journey on the USS Upshur, with the intent of exploring every nook and cranny.  When the McMasters arrive in Germany, they find a different world in Cooke Barracks and must adapt to being the new kids once again.  Living in West Germany, the siblings quickly realize how far the effects of war have reached.  They learn about the Iron Curtain, the new Communist threat as well as how to speak some German.  While they are busy uncovering imaginary threats in the woods, they might have uncovered a real spy. 
 
This adventurous Young Adult novel will resonate best with those who have been military Brats themselves.  Each of the siblings has a very distinct personality, yet each is determined to explore as much as they can.  Their adaptability and sense of duty shone through.  For me, the book felt split in two between their time on the Upshur and their time in Cooke Barracks.  The time exploring the Upshur was fun and gave background for the siblings and parents, but took up a large portion of the book for not having that much plot.  For me, the excitement began in Germany when the siblings met their nanny who told them of her time on the other side of the Iron Curtain.  From here, we are catapulted into the time period and the very real dangers it presents.  Near the end, the suspense intensifies and the siblings and their friends believe they have uncovered a suspicious person in the Barracks and we are left with a cliffhanger ending. Overall, an amusing and adventurous young adult historical fiction that looks into the lives of children living as military Brats.
 
This book was received for free in return for an honest review. 
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