Monday, 28 July 2014

Read, Reading, Want to Read {1}

READ
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt | 4.5/5
Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and an absent father, miraculously survives a catastrophe that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Theo is tormented by longing for his mother and down the years he clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.
Nightfall One by Isaac Asimov | 4/5
Nightfall One is the first half of a collection of Isaac Asimov's science fiction short stories. Each story has been selected by the author himself, and each has an introduction specifically written for this collection by Dr. Asimov. Together the two volumes showcase Isaac Asimov's story-telling talent.

READING:
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky.
The Philip K. Dick Megapack: 15 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Philip K. Dick
The Philip K. Dick Megapack assembles no less than 15 classic science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick.

WANT TO READ:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
In 1951, a young woman from Baltimore died of cancer. Her death changed medical science for ever. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer whose cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became one of the most important tools in medicine.

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