Playing Harry Potter

Let‘s be honest, you‘ve never believed that the adventures of Harry Potter would end with his seventh book. The franchise so powerful can‘t be drawn to a full stop so easily once and for all. Well, even Alexandre Dumas made his musketeers come back. And though the parallel is rather inappropriate, Harry Potter also returns…

The Still Life of Love

It is all interconnected. Directly or indirectly. Especially human fates. Mostly with a great love involved or a total lack of it. Marina Stepnova, a popular modern Russian author, skillfully explains this chain of dependencies in her bestselling novel The Women of Lazarus. Published in English last year, it falls into the hands of worldwide…

Z Stands For Zelda

Scott Fitzgerald – the author versus F.Scott Fitzgerald – the man. His literary legacy being consolidated by five novels and a great number of short stories while his personal life story revealed by his closest life companion – his wife Zelda. Well, actually imagined as being told by Zelda. Because it‘s Therese Anne Fowler‘s biographical…

Another Girl In The Vortex of Crime

When you come across a book title wherever you go, you give a credit to a proper marketing campaign but still get hooked. Especially when googling this book reviews you click on a link with a trailer of the movie with the same title. Paula Hawkins‘ debut novel The Girl on the Train has gone…

Their Secret Miniature Lives

Amsterdam museums have luxurious doll houses on display preserved from the wealthy merchants of the previous centuries. The miniature replicas of actual burgher dwellings fascinate no less than the very mastery of craftsmen. And there’s always a scent of mystery around them – exactly like in a debut novel by Jessie Burton The Miniaturist. If…

Playing Rogue Legal Games

If you‘re still not decided on your Easter readings, grab John Grisham‘s Rogue Lawyer. If you‘re fascinated by procedures of American court trials, open John Grisham‘s Rogue Lawyer. If you‘re interested in defending hopeless cases, definitely read into John Grisham‘s Rogue Lawyer. With 30 novels, this one by John Grisham is different. At first it…

The World Seen Through The White Powder

If you‘re in search for a motivation speech, take a look at Roberto Silviano‘s ZeroZeroZero. The first chapter will give you a lesson of how to engage your team to become the men of honour and respect the rules of your Honorable Society. Only to repeat this incredible performance you‘re going to need an extra…