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mariobureau

Loves to read, loves books, even if they are mainly ebooks and audiobooks now and appreciates intelligent people with things to say, even if I don't agree with them ;)

Woman with Birthmark (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

Woman with Birthmark (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) - Hakan Nesser Another Nesser at his best, dark, slow paced, deep and always with lively caracters, no mater if they are good or vilains. Once the last page is turned, one has to pause, meditate and digest. Until the next one, the wait is always good !

Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943

Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943 - Antony Beevor The best book I've came across on that subject. Like being there, without the pain and hunger !

The Bank of Fear

The Bank of Fear - David Ignatius An honest effort where nothing new is created nor invented. The innocent victim (woman), the eternal hero (man) with banking and money to try to spice it all up. Without big succes !

Act of Deceit: A Harlan Donnally Novel (Harlan Donnally 1)

Act of Deceit: A Harlan Donnally Novel - Steven Gore One of those storyline one loves to read then come to think and reflect about it to realize, here we go again, I'm paranoid. You get a story out of a banal event and build it all around with lawers, psychotic character, child abuses, money and on top of this, so many people trying to hide the truth from you. Readers are going to use those pauses to wonder, to related to known events and hurry back reading because it is one page turner !

Box 21: A Novel

Box 21 (Grens & Sundkvist #2) - Anders Roslund, Börge Hellström Based on the old cliché of what would you do for a friend, even a dead one, this thriller do the job. Interesting characters making the reader concentrate more on them than on a thin plot of the book. Often compared to Stieg Larsson, I will hold this comparison for now, maybe only because this was the first book I was reading from these authors but also because it is lacking the depth of Larsson's characters... so far

The Company: A Novel of the CIA

The Company - Robert Littell Like it or not, the CIA has been part of the cold war for decades. Robert Littell is doing a masterful job making us following the *secret* lives of so many rich and complexes characters. Another great read where you will say to yourself, ahhh one more chapter then I'll get to sleep. But no luck, more chapters will follow !

The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole Novel

The Devil's Star  - Jo Nesbo This dude can write ! When one starts a new serie, there is always that guessing game, specially when it comes to new authors. Also, there is always the possibility of becoming an addict of this author. That's it, I'm now hooked to Harry Hole's adventures. The guy is imperfect, weird, screwed even but hey, he is so intense, deep and yeah, great detective.