Hamlet, by William Shakespeare

For Christmas I wanted to read some Shakespeare, navigating from must read to masterpieces. While I struggled with some sentences and tirades, I found some other just fantastic. It is no wonder Shakespeare is still regarded as one of  the greatest authors. As much has been said about the tragic history developped in this most famous…

The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose was Umberto Eco’s first main book and was a global best seller in the early 1980s. I had planned for a long time to read it and finally had the opportunity to do so. After more than 400 pages, I can tell that it is indeed a really great book. The atmosphere…

Ender’s game, by Orson Scott Card

As the movie was on theaters this month and as the book is known as a sci fi masterpiece I thought it would be interesting to read it. I wasn’t disappointed as Enders Game does provide some good entertainment. The plot, universe and characters are quite convincing. The only major critic I would give is how young Ender is. At the start…

I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov

When I was a student and shortly after finishing my studies – so around 2005 and 2008 I would say – I read Isaac Asimov’s Foundation cycle and really had appreciated. The seven books, while written in various decades, constitute a Must-Read for scifi enthusiasts. Asimov is well known for another cycle of books, The…

Three thrillers… night ?

Sorry for the title that doesn’t make sense, I was thinking about three, thrillers, and then I was thinking about Micheal Jackson’s great song, Thriller. Anyway, this fall I read three thrillers, with varying results. If I really enjoyed and would recommend PD James’ Devices and Desires, I won’t necessary say so about James Patterson’s…