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December is the last month of the year but authors born in December are far from being the last. They are rock stars of publishing world: successful, widely read and appreciated by readers all around the world. And their books are just perfect for Christmas gifts (if you still have no ideas) :)
Book Babe Blog on Heart of Darkness: A true classic in every sense, leaves a lasting impression no matter how many times Heart of Darkness is read. Conrad takes the reader on a unforgettable journey, a journey exposing the very very dark side of human nature. Written long ago, this story's impact is just as powerful now as it was then. Conrad's style is beautiful, so elegantly written, his words take you on a excursion with every detail masterfully described until the destination is reached, leaving you breathless. read more
Lisa about In a Sunburned Country:This travelogue of an American in Australia was hilarious. I had no choice; I had to give this five stars. I have this rule you see: if a book makes me think, cry, or laugh out loud, I give it top marks. read more
Cecily's book reviews on Ubik: A clever, original and often very funny sci-fi story. It is about psychic power battles, the nature of death, alternative reality and changing the past. Or not. read more
Proctosophy about The Man in The High Castle: This is the book that won Philip Dick the Hugo award 2 years before I was born. It is an alternate history that takes place approx 15 years after the Axis wins WWII. The few jews left are in hiding under assumed names, the United States has been divided in two between Germany and Japan... read more
Bibliomaniac Scarlet about 2001: A Space odyssey: I did not expect a book on extra-terrestrial life to leave me thinking about the evolution of mankind.You won't find any alien action here, no war-of-the-worlds scenario. Instead, 2001 is a book that relies on the sheer strength of ideas - which is what I believe good science-fiction should be about. read more
Lisa: My mother dragged me to see the 2001 film when I was five-years-old. I found the psychedelic odyssey among the stars terrifying and cried until my mother was forced to leave the theater before the film ended. Ever after she'd tell the story of how I was a brat and I'd tell the story of how she was callous. read more
Just Another Reader about Favorite Male Character in Pride and Prejudice: I have to give it to Mr. Darcy. I find it so rare to find an introverted hero. Not just a dark tortured soul who is mean because he was not hugged enough as a child and just needs someone to love him. read more
Sharon E. Cathcart on Persuasion: Let's face it; you know what you're getting with Jane Austen. You can reliably presume that, by the end of the book, the male and female protagonists will have discovered their love for one another, even if they loathe each other at the beginning. read more
I thought it was a funny, suspenseful, adventure packed mystery that I would recommend to anyone for the holidays. I loved this book! read more
This book is beautifully written, it was a real pleasure to read; it was intelligent, witty and I’d highly recommend it to everyone. read more
Wow!! What a book!! This is the third time I have read Twilight and I enjoyed it as much as I did the first time. There is nothing I don’t like about this book, it has great action, great romance, great humour and I just love most of the characters. read more
Wow!! What an author Stephanie Meyer is, she starts with the already over used plot of vampires vs. werewolves and gives it a major modern twist and now she’s tackled aliens – again with a major twist. read more
What are you reading in December?