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Dance of the Happy Shades
Alice Munro
The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton


I Am Pilgrim - Terry Hayes

Later realised, I've felt that much of story looks similar to what has currently happened in Paris. Spooky ...

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

A story reminds me of a movie, "Forest gump". Exciting events around Alan (i.e., hundred-year-old man) are enough to make readers keep holding it at the end of pages. The story line seems to be well organised in that all the events are consisted of "partially historical" or "miscellaneous", but not biased either of them, well-balanced. Eventually, events are cleverly merged at the end of pages. A well-done book.


The Job

The Job - Douglas Kennedy

This is the first novel of D. Kennedy I've read. I don't know the other countries but, at least, he is quite good reputation in the country where I am. Honestly speaking, I've started read it with prejudice, which is the story of the best seller is more or less expected. - i.e., the good wins the bad. They story exactly follows the identical way of "The Good Wins The Bad", but it really makes readers not to save pages for the later. In addition, the D. Kennedy well describes the dark side of ecosystem in companies. I've enjoyed it ...

Gone Girl

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

Honestly speaking, I've started this novel by the reputation floating on the web, and very soon, I've started to be fascinated with a peculiar story development - i.e., husband, wife, husband, wife ...  It reminds of the 80's movie named "The War of The Rose". Actually, the "Gone Girl" seems to be the even more upgraded version of it. Amy as a wife, more or less, is spooky. Though the end of story is surprisingly flat - I don't want to be a spoiler, I've enjoyed this novel very much.

Case History

Case Histories - Kate Atkinson

Quite brilliant. How she knit up totally unrelated three stories into one. It was not exaggerated but very natural by maintaining a moderate bond which is a role of Jackson between stories. It's the one of the best among what I've read recently. When I read the last page of it, it drag me to read the next Jackson series of Kate.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon If the intention of the author is to drag people's attention from the title. It's successful, at least me. I feel that the author well organises the story with the topic, "chasing dog murderer", which is more or less not related with whole story ...

The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow I found it on the bookshelf in the used book store, and begin to read it with not-much expectation. But, I find myself to be soaked it thoroughly. The good advices for the young, love for family, deep sadness not seeing their children grow up, passion and enthusiasm. It is really move!

Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure

Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure - Tim Harford "Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure". This book is enough to rise readers' interest, and many episodes introduced in the book are also likely to back up the author's idea. But, as pages go on, I've also felt that connection between what an author intended to say and a title got loose more or less.

Before I Go to Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep - S. J. Watson Dementia is more or less unusual topic. Auther leads a story holding reader's curiosity to the end of a page. This is my favourite thriller.

Empire of the Ants

Empire of the Ants - Bernard Werber Quite brilliant. I haven't ever found such a author who thoroughly researched the life of ants. The more I turned over the pages, The more it gave interest. At the last page, it makes me confused to live in the world of ants.