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My books [upd. Jun 2013]

Originally posted at Sun 24-02-2013 12:32:52, last modified at Sun 30-06-2013 18:46:08, in the my... category.

The next installment in my "My..." series, is a list of books I've read or reading. I haven't read much since I left college, so it shouldn't be too hard a list. But I already know it'll be quite a diverse list in spite of that, especially in terms of subjects ;) Let's go!

NOTE: I'm not including books on technical subjects here, as I never really read those books cover to cover, but just portions of it.

Year Title Author Language (Original)
2013 I Am Legend Richard Matheson English
Robert Neville is the sole survivor in a vampire apocalypse. He's alone and desperate, will he be able to survive? Brilliantly written, this book was turned into a movie a shocking THREE times!
2013 Mijn leven in de hel Sarah Forsyth Dutch (English)
Tells the horrifying story of a young english woman brought to Amsterdam under false pretenses, after which she was forced to work as a prostitute for 18 months. Original title "Slave Girl".
2013 Daarheen en weer terug David Smalhout Dutch
Personal account of a Jewish Dutchman from Amsterdam who survived the nazi slaughters in Westerbork, Theresienstadt and Auschwitz during the Second World War. Title translates to "There and back again."
2013 Brave New World Aldous Huxley English
Huxley's 1931 classic about a dystopian (or utopian?) future where man is no longer born but grown, and everything is about consumerism. What happens when a Savage is brought to this life?
2013 1984 George Orwell English
George Orwell's classic about a dystopian future where Big Brother is always watching you. Brilliantly written, read again after reading it first in high school.
2013 De Poort Van Vuur Steven Pressfield Dutch (English)
Tells the story of the heroic fight 300 Spartans and 4000 other Greeks fought at Thermopylai, Greece, to hold back the Persian army of 2 million invading Greece, 2500 years ago. Original title "Gates Of Fire".
2012 Keizers Sterven Niet In Bed Fik Meijer Dutch
Translates to "Emperors Don't Die In Bed", details the way all Roman emperors died. Most of them were murdered, some lucky few died of natural causes.
2012 Liefde, Seks En Tragedie Simon Goldhill Dutch (English)
Tells how the ancient Greeks influenced the western world. Covers subjects such as how we see ourselves, how we deal with each other, how we think of the afterlife, and so on. Original title "Love, Sex & Tragedy".
2012 Finkers Op Een Hoop Herman Finkers Dutch
Translates to "A bunch of Finkers". Collected works of Dutch comedian Herman Finkers.
2012 Moderne Wetenschap In De Bijbel Ben Hobrink Dutch
Translates to "Modern Science In The Bible". Details the scientific knowledge present in the bible.
2012 Masters Of Death Richard Rhodes English
Tells of the horrific atrocities carried out by SS troops in Easten Europe and Russia during World War II. Explains the role of the Ensatzgruppen in the Holocaust. While very informative, not the easiest book to read due to the inhumanly cruel stories described.
2012 Heaven Is For Real Todd Burpo English
A little boy of less than four years old surviving an emergency procedure in a hospital starts telling stories about the afterlife and knows details about people he never met or heard of.
2010-2012 Sandworms Of Dune Brian Herbert English
See wikipedia
2010-2012 Hunters Of Dune Brian Herbert English
See wikipedia
2010-2012 Chapterhouse: Dune Frank Herbert English
See wikipedia
2010-2012 Heretics Of Dune Frank Herbert English
See wikipedia
2010-2012 God Emperor Of Dune Frank Herbert English
See wikipedia
2010-2012 Children Of Dune Frank Herbert English
See wikipedia
2010-2012 Dune Messiah Frank Herbert English
See wikipedia
2010-2012 Dune Frank Herbert English
See wikipedia
2000-2012 The Silmarillion J.R.R. Tolkien English
See wikipedia
2000-2012 Unfinished Tales J.R.R. Tolkien English
See wikipedia
2000-2012 The Fellowship Of The Ring J.R.R. Tolkien English
See wikipedia
2000-2012 The Two Towers J.R.R. Tolkien English
See wikipedia
2000-2012 The Return Of The King J.R.R. Tolkien English
See wikipedia
1996-2012 The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien English
See wikipedia
- The Bible - Dutch
See wikipedia

-- Foddex



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