Sonntag, Januar 15, 2012

In my Mailbox # 56

"Solace of the Road" von Siobhan Dowd


Holly’s story will leave a lasting impression on all who travel with her.

Memories of mum are the only thing that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her foster family with their too-nice ways and their false sympathy. And she hates her life, her stupid school, and the way everyone is always on at her. Then she finds the wig, and everything changes. Wearing the long, flowing blond locks she feels transformed. She’s not Holly anymore, she’s Solace: the girl with the slinkster walk and the supersharp talk. She’s older, more confident—the kind of girl who can walk right out of her humdrum life, hitch to Ireland, and find her mum. The kind of girl who can face the world head-on. So begins a bittersweet and sometimes hilarious journey as Solace swaggers and Holly tiptoes across England and through memory, discovering her true self and unlocking the secrets of her past.

"1984" von George Orwall


It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent.

"Before I go to sleep" von SJ Watson


Memories define us.

So what if you lost yours every time you want to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. AN d the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.

Welcome to Christine's life.

1 Kommentar:

  1. "Before I go to sleep" hat ja ein cooles cover. Ich bin sonst selten coverbegeistert, aber dieses Auge!