books this week

Here are some of the books this week a Winston towers .the first is a prize from twitter –

The prince of mist by Carlos Ruiz  Zafon –

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

This is the first in a series of 4 young adult books that he wrote before shadow of the wind they were a huge success in his native spain .I enter a comp to win the book two bookmarks and poster on twitter by the lovely Nina Douglas the P.R for Orion books .

IN THE POST AND LIBRARY BOOTY –

The other day Simon over at savidge reads said he was missing Eva and her Vlog library post so am i ,well here is my library choices had few to take back –

from a good friend

There are five from the library they are The belly of paris by Zola I haven’t read any Zola in a while and like the look of this one about a man returning to find a changed paris in the 1850’s disgusted at the affluent rich in paris ,The twin Gerbrand Bakker win of the 3 percent translated fiction prize ,a book set in a remote part of Holland the story evolves round some twins and the death of one of them ,Human love by Andrei Makine story set in africa and about love ,communism and the cost of idealism ,sounds good and he has been compared to Proust and Nabokov the writer grew up in Siberia ,Blaugast by Paul Leppin a novel of decline it says on the cover published after the writers death set in Prague follows a bored clerk on a downward spiral ,settlement by Christoph Hein ,this book is up for the impac award and by the descriptions of the books on the list appeal to me ,Hein grew up in East Germany and is respected as on of the fore most voices in germany this book follows one man’s tale for 50 years as told through 5 of his friends .

 Now the other two books are via my fellow blogger and huge twitter friend Simon at insidebooks ,if you take advice on one blog to read that you may be don’t i d say Simons a hugely knowledgable blogger with similar tastes to my self .Tofu landing is from quartet and Simon did a great interview with the writer .the second book is Natascha by a writer born in Latvia that now lives in Canada ,the book follows russian Jews living in Toronto .

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Iris
    May 23, 2010 @ 08:07:02

    So many good looking books. The Twin has been on my wishlist for a while. The Zafron book as well, you’re very lucky to have won!

    Reply

    • winstonsdad
      May 23, 2010 @ 18:03:09

      thanks iris ,i see the dutch title is different to the english version ,happy with zafon i loved shadow of wind and this looks great ,all the best stu

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  2. simon
    May 23, 2010 @ 18:52:15

    thanks for saying that stu that’s very kind of you. It’s been a really great thing swapping books with you because it’s a chance to find new authors and pass on brilliant books to someone who is going to enjoy them. always appreciate things you send me. thanks

    Reply

  3. The Book Whisperer
    May 23, 2010 @ 20:26:45

    I have Belly of Paris too, Stu. I actually bought it in Paris last year and have been wanting to read it since; it’s high time I read some more Zola.

    Reply

    • winstonsdad
      May 24, 2010 @ 07:07:58

      yes i liked the other zola’s i ve read a nice writer,you didn’t buy it at Shakespeare &co ? ,all the the best stu

      Reply

  4. amymckie
    May 24, 2010 @ 02:02:33

    Great books! Congrats!

    Reply

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