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Entwined by Lynda La Plante
Entwined by Lynda La Plante
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling !, 29 Jun 2014
I couldn't say I enjoyed this as it was far too disturbing but it certainly was compelling ! The story revolved around twins who, as children, had been in Birkenau death camp under the auspices of the infamous Joseph Mengeles. When they are released, they are separated and lead very different lives, one marrying a wealthy aristocrat and the other becoming a lion tamer ! However, the unspeakable torture they underwent at the hands of Mengeles have scarred them both inside and out. There are some graphic descriptions of the experiments he carried out which certainly make one flinch ! Because they are identical twins, there is this unbreakable bond between them which leads them to eventually… Read more
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Middlemarch by George Eliot
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The loves and lives of the provincial town , Middlemarch, are wonderfully observed in this Victorian Classic. George Eliot depicts her characters so vividly and with such sensitivity that it is easy to associate with them and she almost made me feel sorry for one of the least loveable, Mr Casaubon. He is thought to be a man of great learning and sweet, innocent Dorothea is deluded into marrying him by thinking she can assist him with his work. Unfortunately, he is completely lacking in any understanding of her passionate nature and desire to be of real help which results in a very unhappy match. His deep insecurities, which eventually settle on Will Ladislaw ( who is in love with Dorothea… Read more
Prague Fatale: A Bernie Gunther Novel (Bernie Gunt&hellip by Philip Kerr
For those who have read previous novels about this detective, you will not be disappointed. For readers who are new to Philip Kerr and like thrillers with good historical content, I can thoroughly recommend this author. The Bernie Gunther series are mainly set in Germany just before and during the 2nd World War and are full of facts about the Nazi regime and its cruel leaders. It is particularly interesting as it is written from the point of view of someone who is actually serving in the army at the time and has participated in some of the horrors, yet is constantly striving to assuage his guilt by bringing a murderer to justice. Tension and intrigue permeate the story and definitely make… Read more

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