Friday, October 12, 2007

Lungu, Nemirovsky, Shan

Continuing recommendations from Transition Year Extended Essay reading :-

Fred Mann recommends Irene Nemirovsky's Suite Francaise, the widely acclaimed 'rescued' novel about France in the Second World War (see the Complete Review's page here) : 'The Germans are invading France, and the population of Paris is evacuating. In all the confusion every nerve will be tested. This book follows the lives of different families as they leave Paris, and also where they end up. It is a well-written book by an author who was there, and saw it all happening. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in World War II history.'

Edward Teggin has been reading Out of the Black Shadows by Stephen Lungu (pictured, right): 'This is a powerful true story about a terrorist turned evangelist. It is very moving and shows that anything is possible if we believe ...'

Philip Kidd's books include the series The Demonata by Darren Shan :-'I love this series because it's fast, witty and imaginative, and quite simple : there are only four main characters that battle Demon to survive. Simple and childish fun - that's what's good about it. There are five books so far, and more in the series to come.' Shan's website is here.

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