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This year’s book reviews #2010

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As always I read far more in 2010 than I blogged about, and most of the books I did blog about were treasures. I hope I inspired you to read at least one of them. And you have certainly noticed that I have added them all to the bookstore to make it easier for you to find out more about them.

I’ve had this title in my head for about a week now, the title is natur…

I’m reading Bruce Sterling‘s Islands in the Net – Amazon de…

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I read Amsterdam: The Brief Life of a City by Geert Mak in English rather tha…

I’ve seen the film more than a dozen times, but I had yet to read Star …

Brian Jacques‘s book Outcast of Redwallfollows Veil the ferret who is r…

The Odessa File, by Frederick Forsyth, is another of the books I am keeping s…

Brian Jacques‘s book Martin the Warrior is another book from the Redwal…

I found The Moon’s a Balloon, by David Niven, in a box of old books. I …

Mossflower by Brian Jacques is probably my favourite of the Redwall series, t…

Timothy Leary once told us to “Turn on, tune in, drop out“, and a…

For some reason I had the book Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, by Br…

After having seen many films and read many books I expected that Hitler: The …

One of my first real American comics was Thor, I really liked it. Sadly it re…

I like Ontologies, Taxonomies and Folksonomies. I’m currently reading W…

I read Mario Puzo famed book The Godfather after having seen the movie a numb…

As I previously said I bought Anathem at the same time I bought Cryptonomicon…

I borrowed a number of books from an aunt of mine, who reviewed these books f…

I was standing in a secondhand book store with my father, and we wandered rou…

As an early Christmas gift my father gave me vouchers he didn’t want to…

The Snake is the first book I have read by John Godey, it was recommended to …

In the company I work for they are introducing the Agile FrameWork, in the fo…

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Just Finished Reading “The Odessa File” #books

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The Odessa File, by Frederick Forsyth, is another of the books I am keeping safe for my aunt. I thought I remembered seeing the movie or reading the book, but I was clearly mistaken.

The book tells the story of Peter Miller a journalist who, after the suicide of a Jewish Holocaust-survivor, discovers a diary which points to a Nazi war criminal alive and active in Germany. The war criminal was a member of the Waffen-SS and as a kamp kommandant ran a concentration camp in Riga.

I do not know the means for drawing up the indictment of an entire nation.

Peter soon discovers that Germans, rather than trying to come to terms with its troubled past, is papering the past over with guilt. An organization of former members of the SS, ODESSA, has set the war criminal up in a position of importance to further the Nazi cause and finalize the destruction of the Jews. Slowly Miller unravels the plot, and is able to keep one step ahead of an ODESSA hitman, while he himself goes undercover in ODESSA to find out the truth.

To understand everything is to forgive everything.

An exciting read, with unexpected twists.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 20, 2010 at 2:55 pm

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