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The Man Who Could Work Miracles, H. G. Wells

The Man Who Could Work Miracles – The Country of the Blind, and other stories, by H. G. Wells A PANTOUM IN PROSE It is doubtful whether the gift was innate. For my own part, I think it came to him suddenly. Indeed, until he was thirty he was a […]

“50 Shades of Grey”, E L James

She is an English Literature student at the fourth year at the University of Vancouver. Pale skin, brown hair and big eyes. He is a billionaire tycoon based in Seattle. Young, tall and attractive. Really attractive! They met in an interview, when she replaced her friend and roommate, Kate, who […]

“A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire Book Two”, by George R.R. Martin

A red comet appeared in the sky of Westeros. The way this comet shines – making the comet visible even on daytime – and its color – crimson red like blood – make it a bad omen for the people. Combine this with the fact that the Winter is ante […]

“Game of Thrones: a Song of Ice and Fire Book One”, by George R.R. Martin

“Game of Thrones: a Song of Ice and Fire”, a book by George R R Martin, was published in Greek by Anubis on June 2011. This book series is known as “Game of Thrones” from the successful HBO TV series. “Game of Thrones (a Song of Ice and Fire)” is […]

“The Magician’s Nephew”, Clive Staples Lewis

Usually I read a book first, and if there is a movie adaptation, I watch the movie too. With the work of Clive Staples Lewis happened exactly the opposite. Some time ago, me and the rest creative team of Glance, watched the The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch […]

“All Quiet on the Western Front” (“Im Westen nichts Neues”), by Erich Maria Remarque

In these lines we will write about the pre-eminent anti-war novel of all time. All Quiet on the Western Front (“Im Westen nichts Neues”), by Erich Maria Remarque, that was published in late 1928 in the newspaper Vossische Zeitung and in early 1929 was published as a book. The German […]

“The Maze Runner”, James Dashner

When he regained his consciousness, he was standing in a shaking cabin amid metal scraping sounds. It was an elevator cabin and it was going up. Where to? Where from? When? Why? Questions that were left unanswered because there was only one thing in his mind. His name: Thomas! And […]

“How to Train Your Dragon”, by Cressida Cowell

There were dragons when I was a boy. There were great, grim, sky dragons that nested on the clifftops like gigantic scary birds. Little, brown, scuttly dragons that hunted down the mice and rats in well-organized packs. Preposterously huge Sea Dragons that were twenty times as big as the Big […]

“Reconstructing Amelia”, Kimberly McCreight

Amelia is a 15-year-old girl in a college preparatory school. Amelia had never been in trouble in her entire life. Her teachers called her a delight – bright, creative, thoughtful, focused. She excelled in athletics and was involved in every extracurricular activity under the sun. She volunteered once a month […]

“The Greek housedad’s sweetie”, Lena Merika

If I remember correctly, my father took care of our household twice, and both times it was because my mother was sick in the hospital for few days. Both times it was a family trauma (thank God that’s not related to my mother’s health) and we gained variegated knowledge. For […]

“The 13 1/2 Lives Of Captain Bluebear”, by Walter Moers

“The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear” (original title in German: “Die 13 1/2 Leben des Kapt’n Blaubar”). That’s a strange book title, isn’t it? Why 13 1/2 lives and not 13, or 14. Why not 12? And I must admit that I heard of white bears, brown bears and, […]

“Divergent”, by Veronica Roth

Beatrice Prior must have turned sixteen. She doesn’t know when exactly, because Abnegation, the faction her family belongs, does not celebrate birthdays. But it’s a fact that she is sixteen, because today she will take her aptitude test. The society is divided into five factions: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the […]

“Catching Fire”, by Susan Collins

Few months ago Suzanne Collins left us speechless with the first book of the Hunger Games series. Back then, July of 2009, we thought that there’s a new bright star shining in the world of literature. Now that “Catching Fire”, the sequel to Hunger Games, is published, we can definately […]

“Hunger Games”, by Suzanne Collins

Many stories begin with a phrase like “a long time ago, long ago, so long ago that no one can remember”. Here will talk about a story that goes like this… After many years, several wars and a lot of big changes in our world, at the area that we […]

“City of Bones”, by Cassandra Clare

Fifteen year old Clary Fray and her best friend Simon, are among dozens of people who want to enter Pandemonium Club. They stand in line, with patience, to get inside after the necessary face control to be approved by the bouncers. But, while they are waiting, they couldn’t ever imagine […]

“Twilight”, by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight was published in 2005 in English and it was called a phenomenon. With Twilight we were introduced to Stephenie Meyer’s great (and really addictive) pen, a saga started and… vampires and werewolves came back to business  Stephenie Meyer agitated the waters of Fantasy Fiction and many books followed her path. […]

“1984”, by George Orwell

If I had to let all my books go and keep just one, then, George Orwell’s “1984” would be a keeper for sure. In my opinion, it ‘s one of the most exciting books of world’s literature. “1984” was written by Orwell in the middle of the previous century and […]