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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Les courants fourbes du lac Tai

Les courants fourbes du lac Tai - Qiu Xiaolong, Fanchita Gonzalez Batlle More like 2 1/2 stars. The idea of the plot is interesting. Chen is forced to vacation at a centre near a lake known for its beauty. The reality is that the lake is so damaged by pollution that nobody risks eating or drinking anything coming from the lake. Except for the poor. The author tries too hard to pass his beliefs of the savage progress that is destroying his homeland. Add to that way too much poetry and secondary characters that are quite thin and you get a very, very average Chen Cao novel.