The Book Thief
Markus Zusak

Nine-year-old Liesel lives with her foster family on Himmel Street during the dark days of the Third Reich. Her Communist parents have been transported to a concentration camp, and during the funeral for her brother, she manages to steal a macabre book: it is, in fact, a gravediggers’ instruction manual. This is the first of many books which will pass through her hands as the carnage of the...

Angela's Ashes
Frank McCourt

Min geniale veninde
Elena Ferrante

Min geniale veninde er historien om to piger der vokser op i en fattig del af Napoli i 50’erne. Den fortælles af forfatteren Elena, der i bogens optakt netop har fået at vide at hendes barndomsveninde Lila er sporløst forsvundet fra sit hjem i Napoli. Lila har taget alle sine ejendele med sig og skåret sit ansigt ud af alle familiefotografierne i hjemmet. Og netop fordi Lila har villet...

Historien om et nyt navn
Elena Ferrante

Andet bind i de berømte Napoli-romaner udkommer nu som paperback. En besættende roman om to unge kvinders liv i 1960'ernes Italien, før ungdomsoprør og kvindefrigørelse. En roman om et venskab der rummer kærlighed og had, beundring og jalousi, men som er så stærkt at ingen af de to veninder er helt sig selv uden den...

Det forsvundne barn
Elena Ferrante

"Det forsvundne barn" er fjerde og sidste bind i Elena Ferrantes fantastiske romanserie om Elena og Lila. I 1978 flytter Elena, der nu er en kendt forfatter, tilbage til Napoli med sine to døtre for at leve sammen med sin store kærlighed. Forholdet til Lila bliver igen tættere, og Elena slår sig ned i det kvarter hun tidligere har gjort alt for at komme væk fra. I "Det forsvundne barn"...

Dem der flygter og dem der bliver
Elena Ferrante

Tredje del af Elena Ferrantes fremragende Napoli-romaner foregår fra slutningen af 1960’erne til midten af 1970’erne og har som undertitel ’Tiden i midten’. Den politiske ekstremisme, studenteroprør, den stigende kvindebevidsthed og ikke mindst den uhyggelige magt familien Solara udøver påvirker også de to veninder Elena og Lila. Familien Solara står i romanen for den napolitanske...

Jeffrey Eugenides

Jakob Ejersbo

Nordkraft er en roman om en gruppe unge, der lever på begge sider af grænsen.
Nordkraft foregår i Aalborg, i første halvdel af halvfemserne, blandt misbrugere og pushere, drømmere, kynikere og fortabte forældre, som alle sammen kun lige akkurat kan holde skindet på næsten, hvis de lader være med at se sig tilbage.
Nordkraft består af tre...

The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards

Last Night in Twisted River
John Irving

In 1945, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father becomes fugitives, forced to run from Coos County - to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto - pursued by the implacable constable.<br> Their lone protector is a fiercely...

All the light we cannot see
Anthony Doerr

Patrick Modiano

If This is a Man
Primo Levi

1Q84 - Book Three
Haruki Murakami

1Q84 - Books one and two
Haruki Murakami

The Greatest Show on Earth
Richard Dawkins

The God Delusion
Richard Dawkins

The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger

J. M. Coetzee

Sofi Oksanen

Morten Ramsland

Asger vender hjem til Danmark efter flere års ophold i Amsterdam for at tage afsked med sin døende farmor, familiens historiefortæller, som nu kun overlever på de dåser med frisk luft, der hver uge ankommer fra hjemstavnen Bergen. Nu er det op til Asger at samle familiefortællingernes mange tråde og måske finde den skat, der ifølge farmoren ligger nedgravet et sted på...

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

En drømmers og en mystikers bekendelse, en poets fortolkninger af det væsentlige liv, ikke det, der drejer sig om krusninger på hverdagens overflade, som tabte slag og brændende byer, om nedskudte maskiner og flygtningenes millioner - men det, der fortæller om reaktionerne i sjælene, om håb og tro og kærlighed.
Bogen munder ud i en bekendelse, en religiøs-humanistisk bekendelse....

A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays at home he can't containt his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. The ultimate eye-opening journey through...

The Shock of the Fall
Nathan Filer

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Jonathan Safran Foer

Da Vinci Mysteriet
Dan Brown

Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
Stephen King

Den første sten
Carsten Jensen

Vi de druknede
Carsten Jensen

Den hundredeårige der kravlede ud af vinduet og forsvandt
Jonas Jonasson

The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini

Christian Jungersen

På det lille Dansk Center for Information of Folkedrab på Østerbro arbejder fire kvinder: Camilla, Anne-Lise, Malene og Iben. Da Iben en dag modtager en anonym trusselsmail på engelsk, begynder mistankerne at svirre på den lille arbejdsplads.
Er denfra en af aktørerne i de store folkedrab - for eksempel serberen Mirko Zigic - som de publicerer artikler om på nettet, eller er...

For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway

In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls. The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and...

Catch 22
Joseph Heller

Catch-22 is like no other novel. It has its own rationale, its own extraordinary character. It moves back and forth from hilariy to horror. It is outrageously funny and strangely affecting. It is totally original.
Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious...

Yuval Harari

City on Fire
Garth Risk Hallberg

Dark Tower II, The Drawing of the Three
Stephen King

The Hour I First Believed
Wally Lamb

Dark Tower III, The Waste Lands
Stephen King

Dark Tower IV, Wizard and Glass
Stephen King

Roland, The Last Gunslinger, and his band of followers have narrowly escaped one world and slipped into the next - there Roland tells them a tale of long-ago love and adventure involving a beautiful and quixotic woman named Susan Delgado. And there they will be drawn into an ancient mystery of spellbinding magic and supreme...

Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
Stephen King

Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
Stephen King

The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is at once a book of revelation, a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dark Tower, and a fast-packed story of double-barreled suspense.
To give birth to her "chap", demon-mother Mia has usurped the body of Susannah Dean and used the power of Black Thirteen to transport to New York City in...

Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
Stephen King

This magnificent novel is the final volume in Stephen King's epic masterpiece and the most anticipated book in his legendary carreer. It is the book millions of his readers have been waiting for with excitement and awe in their own quest to reach the Dark Tower. Powerful and darkly suspenseful, this unforgettable finale will also leave readers wanting to read the series again.
The last...

Lisey's Story
Stephen King

"To the public eye, the spouses of well-known writers are all but invisible, and no one knew it better than Lisey Landon." That is until the maddeningly humid, maddeningly muggy day her husband Scott, a celebrated, award-winning novelist, inaugurated the site of a new library in Nashville. The day that started with a broken toothglass...
Years later, Lisey is ruminating on their marriage of...

Sea of Poppies
Amitav Ghosh

On an old slaving ship named the Ibis, fate has thrown together a motley crew of sailors, coolies and convicts, including a bankrupt raja, a French runaway and a widowed opium farmer. As their old family ties are washed away, they come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship-brothers. Set against the backdrop of the Opium Wars, this unlikely dynasty is what makes Sea of Poppies so...

The Dome
Stephen King

The Stand
Stephen King

First came the days of the plague...
Then came the dreams...
Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms.
The Stand first appeared in 1978 and has since been...

The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver

Mexico, 1935. Harrison Shepherd is working in the household of famed muralist Diego Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo. Sometimes cook, sometimes secretary, Shepherd is always an observer, recording his experiences in diaries and notebooks. When exiled Bolshevik leader Lev Trotsky arrives, Shepherd inadvertently casts in his lot with art and revolution and his aim for an invisible life is thwarted...

The Thirteenth Tale
Diane Setterfield

Anglefield House stands abandoned and forgotten. It was once the imposing home of the March family - fascinating, manipulative Isabelle, Charlie, her brutal and dangerous brother, and the wild, untamed twins, Emmelin and Adeline. But Anglefield House conceals a chilling secret whose impact still resonates...
Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield's past - and the mystery of the March...

Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel

In <i>Wolf Hall</i>, one of our very best writers brings the opulent, brutal world of the Tudors to bloody, glittering life. It is the backdrop to the rise and rise of Thomas Cromwell: lowborn boy, charmer, bully, master of deadly intrigue, and, finally, most powerful of Henry VIII's...

Øst For Paradis
John Steinbeck

Det onde findes på grund af manglende kærlighed.
Den dag brødrene Charles og Adam Trask hjælper den mishandlede Cathy kommer ondskaben ind i deres liv. Adam gifter sig på trods af Charles protest med hende, men kort tid efter at hun har født tvillingerne Aaron og Caleb, forlader hun ham efter først at have forsøgt at myrde ham.
Efterhånden som de to tvillingebrødre vokser op,...

Englens spil
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Handlingen i <i>Englens spil</i> er henlagt til Barcelona i 1920'erne, hvor den unge journalist David Martin ernærer sig som forfatter.<br> En dag modtager David et brev med et laksegl, der forestiller en lille engel. Afsenderen er en mystisk mand, der kalder sig Andreas Corelli. Han påstår, at han er forlægger, og han giver David et tilbud, han ikke kan modstå: David skal...

The Music of Chance
Paul Auster

Nashe has decided to pursue a "life of freedom". He meets Pozzi, an itinerant gambler, and together they go in for an extraordinary game of poker with Flower and Stone, two eccentric recluses living in a vast estate in Pennsylvania. I is a gamble that Nash and Pozzi will regret for the rest of their lives.
The Music of Chance is a strange, haunting parable by a writer of extraordinary...

Neil Stephenson

The Book of Illusions
Paul Auster

Six months after losing his wife and two young sons, Vermont Professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. One night, he stumbles upon a clip from a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann. His interest is piqued, and he soon finds himself embarking on a journey around the world to research a book on this mysterious figure, who vanished from...

Baroque Cycle I, Quicksilver
Neil Stephenson

A Fraction of the Whole
Steve Toltz

From his prison cell, Jasper Dean tells the unlikely story of this scheming father, Martin, his crazy uncle Terry and how the three of them upset - mostly unintentionally - an entire contient. Incorporating death, parenting (good and bad kinds), one labyrinth, first love, a handbook for crimnals, a scheme to make everyone rich and an explosive suggestion box, Steve Toltz's A Fraction of the...

Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy

In 1872 the mistress of a neighbouring landowner threw herself under a train at a station near Tolstoy's home. This gave Tolstoy the starting-point he needed for composing what many believe to be the greatest novel ever written.
In Anna Karenina he moved away from the vast historical sweep of War and Peace to tell, with extraordinary understanding, the story of an aristocratic...

Baroque Cycle II, The Confusion
Neil Stephenson

Et glas mælk, tak
Herbjørg Wassmo

Dorte er 15 år og bor i en landsby i Litauen. Her drømmer hun ikke om det store eventyr, men om det konkrete og nære: bagerens søn Nikolaj, lidt mindre fattigdom, og at hendes far stadig var i live.<br><br> Derfor slår hun også til, da hun bliver tilbudt en gratis rejse til Stockholm, hvor hun vil få arbejde på en restaurant. Selv om det undrer hende, at afrejsen skal foregå...

The Brooklyn Follies
Paul Auster

Tim Winton

Baroque Cycle III, The System of the World
Neil Stephenson

Neil Stephenson

The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure
Adam Williams

Neil Stephenson

When a catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb, it triggers a feverish race against the inevitable. An ambitious plan is devised to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere.

Five thousand years later, the survivors' progeny embark on another audacious journey into the unknown, to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time:...

Russel Banks

The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck

Only the golden dream of unlimited work in the fields and orchards of California ustains the hopes of the "Okie's" - the refugee farmers and sharecroppers fleeing the dustbowl of Oklahoma in their thousands.
Piling all their belongings into their beat-up truck, the Joad family joins the flock of dispossessed who have been blown or tractored out of their homes. But the promised land for which...

Donna Tartt

The American Boy
Andrew Taylor

England 1819: Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the boy's sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Drawn to Frant's beautiful, unhappy mother, Thomas becomes caught up in her family's twisted intrigues.
Then a brutal crime is committed, with consequences that threaten to destroy Thomas and all that he has come to hold dear. Despite...

The Secret History
Donna Tartt

Surely you're joking mr. Feynman!
Richard P. Feynman

I Know This Much Is True
Wally Lamb

Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel

The Historian
Elizabeth Kostova

A Quiet Belief in Angels
R. J. Ellory

1939. In the small, rural community of Augusta Falls, twelve-years-old Joseph Vaughan hears of the brutal assault and murder of a young girl, the first in a series of kilings that will blight the community over the next decade. Joseph and his friends are determined to protect Augusta Falls against the evil in their midst and form The Guradians. But the murderer evades them and they watch...

Claras's War
Clara Kramer

After the Nazis reached the small Polish town of Zolkiew, life for jewish 15-year old Clara was never to be the same again. While those around here where slaughtered or transported, Clara's family and two others hid in a hand-dug bunker. Living above them were the Becks.<br> Mr Beck was a hard-drinking, philandering, self-professed anti-Semite - an unlikely hero who risked his life...

Land of the Living
Nicci French

Abbie Deveraux wakes in the dark. She is hooded, bound at her hands and feet. She doesn't know where she is or how she got there. A man she never sees feeds her and talks to her. He promises to keep her alive for now, but says he will kill her - like the others.
But Abbie has spirit and strength on her side. She counts the seconds she is alone, tells herself stories, talks to her captor...

Dr. Zukaroffs testamente
Peter Lund Madsen

Selma Lagerlöf

<i>Jerusalem</i> er en slægs- og kærlighedsroman fra Dalarna omkring århundredeskiftet. Central i bogen står Ingmarssønnerne, de velanskrevne ejere af Ingmarsgården, der har tilhørt slægten i generationer.<br> Efter en religiøs vækkelsesbølge er gået gennem sognet, beslutter en kreds af beboerne at drage til den hellige stad Jerusalem, leve som en stor familie, men...

Havets katedral
Ildefonso Falcones

1300-tallets Barcelona er i stadig forandring. Pesten hærger, krige er under opsejling og inkvisitionen står på spring. Samtidig er byggeriet af folkets katedral - Santa Maria de la Mar - af og for Barcelonas egne indbyggere i fuld gang. I denne by vokser Arnau op sammen med sin far, Bernat, der har reddet ham fra lensherrens vrede og den visse død. Mens det storslåede kirkebyggeri rejser...

Paul Auster

Meet Mr Bones, the canine hero of Paul Auster's remarkable new novel Timbuktu, his first work of fiction in five years. Me Bones is the sidekick and confidant of Willy G. Christmas, the brillian, troubled and altogether original poet-saint from Brooklyn. Like Don Quixote and Sancho Panza before them, they sally forth on a last great...

Richard Ford

World Without End
Ken Follet

Six Easy Pieces
Richard P. Feynman

This classic book is an essential introduction to the world of physics by one of its greatest teachers and icons.
Richard Feynman inspired people around the world with his scientific brilliance, endless curiosity about the world and unorthodox outlook on life. Here he guides the reader through the very basics of physics, including atoms, energy, force, the relation of physics to other...

Jordens Søjler
Ken Follet

<i>Jorden Søjler</i> er den spændende historie om England i 1100-tallet. Der er borgerkrig i landet, og befolkningen lider under skiftende regenter og brutale herremænd, der i de urolige tider tilsidesætter alles tarv undtagen deres eget. Prior Philip kæmper for at kunne bygge en katedral i Kingsbridge, og bag sig har han stærke allierede: Tom Bygmester, Aliena, den afsatte jarl...

The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan

A novel of the cruelty of war, and tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love Richard Flanagans story — of Dorrigo Evans, an Australian doctor haunted by a love affair with his uncles wife — journeys from the caves of Tasmanian trappers in the early twentieth century to a crumbling pre-war beachside hotel, from a Thai jungle prison to a Japanese snow festival, from the Changi gallows...

The Periodic Table
Primo Levi

In these haunting reflections, Primo Levi, a chemist by trianing, takes the elements of the periodic table as his inspiration. He ranges from young love to political savagery; from the inert gas argo - and 'inert' relatives like the uncle who stayed in bed for twenty-two yeras - to life-giving carbon. 'Iron' honours the mountain-climbing resistance hero who put iron in Levi's student soul,...

The Truce
Primo Levi

The pleasure of Finding Things Out
Richard P. Feynman

This collection of the best short works of rule-breaking genius Richard Feynman shows his passion for knowledge and sense of fun at their most infectious. The revealing and inspiring pieces here span a lifetime of enthusiasm for discovering what makes the world tick - including uproarious tales of early student experiments; safecracking and outwitting US censors during the Second World War; his...

Russel Banks

Wade Whitehouse is a well digger and policeman in a bleak New Hampshire town - a former high school star gone to beer fat, a loner with a mean streak. Through Russell Banks's aristry Wade emerges as a blue-collar American Everyman afflicted by the dark secret of the macho tradition. Told by his articulate, equally scarred younger brother, Wade's story becomes as spellbinding and inexorable as a...

Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë

Still Alice
Lisa Genova

Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. A Harvard professor, she has a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow forgetful, she dismisses it for as long as she can, but when she gets lost in her own neighbourhood she knows that something has gone terribly wrong. She finds herself in the rapidly downward spiral of Alzheimer's Disease. She is fifty...

The Wind Through the Keyhole
Stephen King

Chris Womersley

Until I find you
John Irving

Verden ifølge Garp
John Irving

Verden ifølge Garp er en grotes, ironisk og vildtvoksende roman fuld af gru og sort humor. Den handler ifølge forfatteren om det vigtigste af alle emner nemlig livet. Vi følger hovedpersonen Grap fra hans noget besynderlige undfangelse til hans voldsomme død, 33 år gammel. I sit korte liv kommer han ud for det meste af, hvad en gennemsnitsvesterlænding af hankøn kan risikere. Bogen...

The Gods of War
Conn Iggulden

Julius Ceasar, fresh from triumph in Britain and Gaul, is marching on Rome with his legions of hardened veterans. His goal: to unseat Pompey, now dictator of Rome.
But waging war on your own people is never easy. And even after the city itself is taken and Julius, Brutus, Mark Antony and Octavian re-enter in triump, there are many battles left to fight. For across the Empire - in Spain,...

The Gates of Rome
Conn Iggulden

The Field of Swords
Conn Iggulden

Julius Caesar has taken his legions north into mighthy battles with the Gallic tribes. But as his successes mount, overwhelming ambition and new alliances begin to threaten his friendship with Marcus Brutus, brother-in-arms and fellow warrior.
Although the conquest of Gaul has made Caesar a hero all over again, his victories on the battlefield cause still more rivalries at home. And...

The Death of Kings
Conn Iggulden

Yacoubians Hus
Alaa Al-Aswany

En sprudlende roman om sex, religion, politik, penge, magt, afmagt - og kærlighed. Intet mindre.
Aswany tegner et enestående, farverigt og kompromisløst portræt af livet i det moderne Kairo.
Romanen er elegant komponeret med Yacoubians Hus som samlingspunktet. Yacoubians Hus er en smuk, gammel bygning i det central Kairo, hjemsted for en blandet skare af mennesker, fra rige...

Jeg har hørt et stjerneskud
Carsten Jensen

Efter at have tilbagelagt Asien på sin rejse Jorden rundt, bevæger Carsten Jensen sig videre mod øst. Det bliver en rejse under Sydkorset, navigatørernes, romantikernes og kolonisatorernes fælles fikspunkt på det mægtige Stillehav, der forbinder ikke bare vidtspredte kulturer, men også urtid og nutid, drøm og virkelighed.
Fra det jungleklædte og stadig næsten fortidige Ny Guinea...

Jeg har set verden begynde
Carsten Jensen

Det er med følelsen af at leve i en verden, der midt i en uoverskuelig forandring råber på at blive opdaget igen, at Carsten Jensen en råkold januardag bryder op fra Danmark for at rejse jorden rundt. Han rejser gennem lande, der har været skueplads for krig, folkemord og katastrofer. Men det er ikke kun ondskaben, han er på sporet af, det er også godheden. Det dramatise møde mellem de...

Carsten Jensen

Dear Leader
Jang Jin-Sung

Sandheden om Harry Quebert-sagen
Dicker Joël

The Sisters Antipodes
Jane Alison

When Jane Alison was a child, her family met another that seemed like its mirror: a rather in the Foreign Service, a beautiful mother, and two little girls, the younger two - one of them Jane - sharing a birthday<br><br> with so much in common, the two families become almost instantly inseperable. Within months, affairs have ignited between the adulte, and before long the pairs have...

Og bjergene gav genlyd
Khaled Hosseini

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Kesey Ken

In this classic novel of the 1960's, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over.
A lusty, life-affirming fighter, McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Big Nurse.
He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women, and openly...

The Eyes of the Dragon
Stephen King

Stephen King

Left Neglected
Lisa Genova

The Prague Cemetery
Umberto Eco

Nineteenth-century Europe abounds with conspiracy both ghastly and mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian priests are strangled with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate black masses by night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, lies just one...

Mr Mercedes
Stephen King

Sunset Park
Paul Auster

The Hungry Tide
Amitav Ghosh

between the sea and the plains of Bengal lies an immense archipelago of islands. Here, for hundrede of years, only the truly dispossessed braved the man-eating tigers and the crocodiles that rule her, to eke out a precarious existence from the mud.
The settlers of the Sundarbans believe that anyone without a pure heart who ventures into the watery labyrinth will never return. It is the...

Oracle Night
Paul Auster

The discovery of a mysterious notebook turns a man's life upside-down in this compulsively readable novel.
Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationary shop in Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of this blank book, trapped inside a world of eerie...

Duma Key
Stephen King

Stephen King

Doctor Sleep
Stephen King

Paul Auster

"For seks dage siden sprængte en mand sig i selv i luften i en vejkant i det nordlige Wisconsin".
Sådan begynder historien om Benjamin Sachs, og den fortælles af hans bedste ven, Peter Aaron. Aarons eneste hensigt er at fortælle sandheden og bevare den, før de mennesker, som efterforsker sagen, opfinder deres egen historie.
De spor, Aaron har at gå efter, er de små mysterier, som...

By The Sea
Abdulrazak Gurnah

Stephen King

On October 1, God is in His heaven, the stock market stands at 10,140, most of the planes are on time, and Clayton Riddell, an artist from Maine, is almost bouncing up Boylston Street in Boston. He's just landed a comic book deal that might finally enable him to support his family by making art instead of teaching it. He's already picked up a small (but expensive!) gift for his long-suffering...

Beretninger om beskyttelse
Erik Forsnes Hansen

Beretninger om beskyttelse er fire dramatiske historier med både synlige og usynlige sammenhænge i tema såvel som i handling. Historierne udspiller sig i flere lande og i forskellige tidsaldre, men væver skæbner, mennesker og tidsplaner sammen i et fint...

Erik Forsnes Hansen

Saving Fish From Drowning
Amy Tan

A pious man explained to his followers: It is evil to take lives and noble to save them. Each day I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net in the lake and scoop out a hundred fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they flop and twirl. "Don't be scared," I tell those fishes. "I am saving you from drowning." Soon enough, the fishes grow calm and lie still. Yet, sad to say, I am...

In One Person
John Irving

The Diamond Age
Neil Stephenson

Poor little Nell - orphan girl and adrift in a future world of Confuian law and neo-Victoria values, nano-machines and walk-in body alteration. Well, not quite alone. Because Nell has a friend, of sorts. A guide, a teacher, an armed and unarmed combat instructor, a book and a computer and a matter compiler: the Young Lady's Illustrated Primer is all these and much much more. Illicit, magical and...

Sword Song
Bernard Cornwell

Becoming Strangers
Louise Dean

William Boyd

It is 1939. Eva Delectorskaya is a beautiful 28-year-old Russian émigrée living in Paris. As war breaks out she is recruited for the British Secret Service by Lucas Romer, a mysterious Englishman, and under his tutelage she learns to become the perfect spy, to mask her emotions and trust no one, including those she loves most. Since the war, Eva has carefully rebuilt her life as a typically...

Edward Rutherfurd

Edward Rutherfurd

Sacred Games
Vikram Chandra

Seven years in the making, Sacred Games is an epic of exceptional richness and power. Vikram Chandra's novel draws the reader deep into the life of detective Sartaj Singh - and into the criminal underworld of Ganesh Gaitonde, the most wanted gangster in...

Bridge of Sighs
Richard Russo

The Burning Land
Bernard Cornwell

Suite Française
Irène Némerovsky

The Inheritance of Loss
Kiran Desai

In the north-eastern Himalayas, at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga, in a crumbling isolated house, there lives a cantankerous old judge, who wants nothing more than to retire in peace. But with the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, and the son of his chatty cook trying to make his way in the US and stay a step ahead of the immigration services, this is far from easy.
When a Nepalese...

J. M. Coetzee

After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technial University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student. The affairs sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committe of inquiry. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J. K. Rowling

The Accursed
Joyce Carol Oates

This eerie tale of psychological horror sees the real inhabitants of turn-of-the-century Princeton fall under the influence of a supernatural power. New Jersey, 1905: soon-to-be commander-in-chief Woodrow Wilson is president of Princeton University. On a nearby farm, Socialist author Upton Sinclair, enjoying the success of his novel 'The Jungle', has taken up residence with his family. This is a...

The Gravedigger's Daughter
Joyce Carol Oates

Beautiful Hazel Jones and her young son Zach are liked and admired by all they meet - but they inspire curiosity too. Why is Zach forbidden to mention his father, and how did Hazel get the scars on her forehead which she takes such pains to hide? Why do they roam from place to place, settling nowhere and confiding in no one?
Because Hazel Jones wasn't always Hazel Jones. Once she was Rebecca...

Vernon God Little
DBC Pierre

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J. K. Rowling

An Act of Terror
André Brink

Mourning Ruby
Helen Dunmore

Don DeLillo

The Pagan Lord
Bernard Cornwell

Great Expectations
Charles Dickens

Great Expectations opens unforgettably in a twilit and overgrown churchyeard on the eerie Kent marshes.
There the orphan Pip is disturbed to meet an escaped convict, Magwitch, but gives him food, in an encounter that is to haunt both their lives. How Pip receives riches from a mysterious benefactor, snobbishly abandons his friends for London society and "great expectations", and grows...

Tim Binding

Spring 1982. Anglefield Road is a peaceful cul-de-sac in a suburban town north of London, with four houses looking out on each other.
But when Argentina invades an obscure British colony, the Falklands, provoking a national crisis and a patriotic revival, the repercussions for the residents of Anglefield Road reach far beyond the events of that momentous summer.
Enthralling, moving,...

We Need to Talk About Kevin
Lionel Shriver

In this gripping novel of motherhood gone awry, Lionel Shriver approaches the tragedy of a high-school massacre from the point of view of the killer's mother. <br>In letters written to the boy's father, mother Eva probes the upbringing of this more-than-difficult child and reveals herself to have been the reluctant mother of an unsavory son. <br>As the schisms in her family unfold,...

Child 44
Tom Rob Smith

In Stalin's Soviet Union, crime does not exist. But still millions live in fear. The mere suspicion of disloyalty to the State, the wrong word at the wrong time, can send an innocent person to his execution.
Officer Leo Demidov, an idealistic war hero, believes he's building a perfect society. But after witnessing the interrogation of an innocent man, his loyalty begins to waver, and when...

Secret Speech
Tom Rob Smith

Life of Pi
Yann Martel

The Road
Cormac McCarthy

The Wives of Henry Oades
Johanna Moran

The Children's Book
A.S. Byatt

Edward Rutherfurd

Spanning 1800 years of Russia's history, people, politics, and culture, Rutherford's grand sage is as multifaceted as Russia herself: harsh yet exotic, proud yet fearful of enemies, steeped in ancient superstitions but always seeking to make its mark on the emerging world. in Russka, Rtherford transforms the epic history of a great civilization into a human story of flesh and blood, boldness and...

The Sunday Philosophy Club
Alexander McCall Smith

Behind Edinburgh's regimented Georgian facades, its moral compasses are spinning with greed, dishonesty, lust and murderous intent. Isabel Dalhousie knows this. Isabel, in fact, rather relishes it. An accomplished philosopher and editor of the <i>Review of Applied Ethics</i>, she knows all about the difference between good and bad. Which is probably why, by instinct, she is an amateur...

Stephen King

The last of the Bachman novels, written in 1973 and published for the first time. Stephen King's Dark Half may have saved the best for last.
At 6'7" and built like a bear, Clay Blaisdell is one big mother, but his capers are strictly small-time until he meets George Rackley. George introduces him to a hundred cons and the one big score that every small timer dreams of: kidnap

The Plot Against America
Philip Roth

When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 1940 presidential election, fear invaded every Jewish household in America. Not only had Lindbergh publicly blamed the jews for pushing America towards a pointless war with Nazi Germany, but, upon taking office as the thirty-third president of the United States, he...

Det syvende barn
Erik Valeur

Pirate Latitudes
Michael Chrichton

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J. K. Rowling

Wolf of the Plains
Conn Iggulden

A remarkable story of heroism and adventure, of a boy who had to become a man too soon, of a family and a tribe who had to learn to win to survive.<br> A man without a tribe was at great risk, so the young boy abandoned with his siblings on the harsh Mongolian plains, had to struggle to avoid death. He survived both starvation, and hostile attacks by learning remarkable leadership skills,...

The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Mohsin Hamid

At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful meeting...
Changez is living an immigrant's dream of America. Top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by Underwood Samson, an elite firm that specializes in the "valuation" of companies ripe for acquisition....

Mila 18
Leon Uris

It was a time of crisis, a time of tragedy - and a time of transcendent courage and determination. Leon Uris's blazing novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly met Wehrmacht tanks with homemade weapons and bare fists.
Here, painted on a canvas as broad as its subject matter, is the compelling story of one of the most heroic...

The Slap
Christos Tsiolka

At a suburban barbecue one afternoon, a man slaps an unruly boy. The boy is not his son. It is a single act of violence, but this one slap reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it...

The Underground Man
Mick Jackson

The 5th Duke of Portland is a Victorian misfit, a man who spends his time and wealth creating a network of tunnels beneath his Nottinghamshire estate. But His Grace is fra from happy. As he withdraws further from the outside world he falls prey to his lonely self-absorption and to the mercy of his household staff. His rare appearances are misinterpreted and local gossip has inflated his...

Musik og Stilhed
Rose Tremain

Kong Christian IV er fuld af bekymring for fremtiden. Landet fattes penge, og Christians visioner og drømme for sit rige kan ikke virkeliggøres. Personligt har han også sit at kæmpe med, idet hans hustru Kirsten Munk, der er både egoistisk og liderlig i et uhørt omfang, er ham utro med en tysk greve.
På grund af sit smukke udseende og engleagtige væsen bliver den unge engelske...

American Wife
Curtis Sittenfeld

Turn of the Century
Kurt Andersen

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J. K. Rowling

Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen

Beatifully written and completely unforgettable, Water for Elephants is an atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the US circus world circa 1932.
When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits - the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth - a...

Appelsinens fem kvarte
Joanne Harris

The Woman Who Stole My Life
Marian Keyes

Michael Chrichton

Lord of the Bow
Conn Iggulden

Temujin of the Wolves has become Genghis Khan, a man who must unite the most fractious, warlike tribes on earth. He intends to forge a new nation out of the wild plains and mountains of Mongolia. It will be a bloody birth that brings a continent to its knees.<br> For thousdands of years, his people have been kept apart by the fortress empire of the Chin, a land of vast wealth and teeming...

An Anthropologist on Mars
Oliver Sacks

To these seven paradoxial tales of neurological disorder and creativity, Oliver Sacks brings the profound compassion and ceaseless curiosity that made Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat international bestsellers. He transports us into the uncanny worlds of his subjects, including an artist who loses his ability to see (or even imagine) color; a surgeon who...

Ævar Örn Jósepsson

Empire Falls
Richard Russo

Bones of the Hills
Conn Iggulden

The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce

Løgnhalsen fra Umbrien
Bjarne Reuter

Empire of Silver
Conn Iggulden

The Great Kahn is dead, but hisnlegend and his legacy lives on. Hisnson Ogedainhas built a White City on a great plain and made a capital for the new nation. Now the æmids have garveres to see which of Genghi's sons has the strength to be Khan. The Mongol Empire has been at peace for two years, but whoever survives will face the formidable Night of their anfield enemy, China's Song...

Down Under
Bill Bryson

Edward Rutherfurd

Lonodon has perhaps the most remarkable history of any city in the world. ow its story has a unique voice. In this epic novel Edward Rutherford takes the reader on a magnificent journey accros sixteen centuries from the days of the Romans to the Victorian engineers of Tower bridge and the era of dockland development today. Through the lives and adventures of his colourful cast of characters he...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone
J. K. Rowling

Marian Keyes

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J. K. Rowling

The Mystery of Mercy Close
Marian Keyes

Vindens Skygge
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Den 10-årige Daniel Sempere kommer i 1945 tilfældigt i besiddelse af en sjælden bog skrevet af forfatteren Julián Carx. Forfatterens skæbne fortaber sig i den spanske borgerkrigs og glemselens tåger, men Daniel sætter sig for at kaste lys over mysteriet. Det viser sig dog hurtigt, at det ikke bliver nemt at udrede trådene i et net spundet af lige dele intriger og mord, ulykkelig...

My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time
Liz Jensen

In fin-de-siècle Copenhagen, part-time prostitute Charlotte and her lumpen sidekick, Fru Schleswig, haven taken on jobs as cleaning ladies of dubious talent to tide them over the harsh winter of 1897. But the home of their neurotic new employer, the widow Krak, soon reveals itself to be riddled with dark secrets - including the existence of a demonic machine rumoured to swallow people...

War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy

206 Bones
Kathy Reichs

Fatal Voyage
Kathy Reichs

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
Alexander McCall Smith

Jonathan Franzen

An international bestseller and the novel of the year, ‘Freedom’ is an epic of contemporary love and marriage. This is the story of the Berglunds, their son Joey, their daughter Jessica and their friend Richard Katz. It is about how we use and abuse our freedom; about the beginning and ending of love; teenage lust; the unexpectedness of adult life; why we compete with our friends; how we...

The Last Kingdom
Bernard Cornwell

Uthred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of ninth-century Northumbria. Orphaned at ten, he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways.
Yet uhtred's fate is indissoloubly bound up with Alfrd, King of Wessex, who rules over the only Englihs kingdom to survive the Danish assault.
The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between Christianiy...

The Pale Horseman
Bernard Cornwell

Uhtred is a Saxon, cheated of his inheritance, adrift in a world of fire and treachery. He has to make a choice: whether to fight for the Vikings who raised him, or for King Alfred who dislikes him.<br> Wessex is the last English kingdom. Assembling the Great Army, the Vikings have only one ambition - to conquer Wessex. When they attack out of a wintry darkness, Uhtred finds himself on...

Luftkastellet der blev Sprængt
Stieg Larsson

To hårdt sårede personer bliver bragt til Sahlgrenska Sygehus i Göteborg. Den ene er Lisbeth Salander, som er efterlyst, mistænkt for tredobbelt mord. Hun har en livstruende kugle i hjernen og må straks opereres. Den anden er hendes far, Alexander Zalencho, en tidligere sovjetisk spion, som Lisbeth har hamret en økse i kraniet på.
Kuglen i hovedet er Lisbeth Salanders mindste problem....

Fall of Giants
Ken Follet

Mænd der hader kvinder
Stieg Larsson

Lars Mytting

Pigen der legede med ilden
Stieg Larsson

En mand der hedder Ove
Fredrik Backman

What do You Care What Other People Think?
Richard P. Feynman

Blue Blood
Edward Conlon

Neil Stephenson

Ib Michael

En duft af et helt århundrede - fra spisekammerets vanilleposer til Vigga Rasmussens sydhavsø. En rejse ind i fortiden. Den som gemmer sig i skuffer, i glemte breve, men først og fremmest i hjernekisten. Her finder man den polioramte søster og de strålende forældre, hvis liv er magisk og fuld af trusler. Her finder manden den dreng, han engang var. I erindringen springer han lyslevende frem...

Shut Up and Deal
Jesse May

Not since Mario Puzo's 1978 cult classic, Fools Die, has there been a truly great novel about the gambling life in America. The essense of American myth and at the same time a scorned subculture, the casino scene is rich with contradiction, excitement, and outrageous stories, and natural-born storyteller and professional poker player Jesse May serves up plenty of all three in his debut...

Nynnes dagbog 2
Henriette Lind

Morgan Llywelyn

Ned Halloran has lost both his parents - and almost his own life - to the sinking of Titanic. Determined to keep what little he has, he returns to his homeland of Ireland and enrolls at Saint Enda's school in Dublin. Saint Enda's headmaster is the renowned scholar and poet, Patrick Pearse - who is soon to gain a greater fame as a rebel and patriot. Ned becomes totally involved with the growing...

Rule Britannia
Daphne du Maurier

US marines land in Cornwall and Mad - a world famous ex-actress - autrocratic and irresistible, rallies her family, friends and neighbours to protect their...

Danselærerens genkomst
Henning Mankell

Kærlighed i koleraens tid
Gabriel García Márquez

Historien om de 53 år, 7 måneder og 11 dage, de to elskende, Fermina Daza og Florentino Ariza, ventede, før de fik hinanden.
Doktor Juvenal Urbino har i en menneskealder været gift med den skønne furie Fermina Daza. Da han pinsedag falder død ned af stigen under et forsøg på at fange sin papegøjre, der har anbragt sig højt oppe i et mangotræ, står en anden olding parat til at...

Liza Marklund

The Lake of Dreams
Kim Edwards

Stephen King

Thirteen Moons
Charles Frazier

Will Cooper's search for identity and home begins at the age of twelve, when he is given a horse, a key and a map, and sent to the edge of the Cherokee Nation to run a trading post as a bound boy. With a Cherokee chief named Bear and the mysterious and beautiful Claire Featherstone, Will finds the passionate connections and the complications of manhood that will forge is character and shape his...

We Are Not Ourselves
Matthew Thomas

The Tenderness of Wolves
Stef Penney

1867, Canada.
As winter tightens its grip on the isolated settlement of Dove River, a woman steels herself for the journey of a lifetime. A man has been brutally murdered and her seventeen-year-old son has disappeared. The violence has re-opened old wounds and inflamed deep-running tensions in the frontier township - some want to solve the crime; others seek only to exploit it.
To clear...

A Painted House
John Grisham

The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with two weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist high to my father, almost over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard. It could be "good...

Paper Towns
John Green

Finders Keepers
Stephen King

"Wake up genius." So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris...

From a Buick 8
Stephen King

Stephen King

You'll lose a lot of sleep.
Ralph does. At first he starts waking up earlier. And earlier. Then the hallucinations start - the colours, shapes and strange auras. Not to mention the bald doctor who always turn up at the scene of a death.
That's when Ralph begins to lose more than sleep. When he begins to understand why his hitherho mild-mannered friend, Ed, is getting out of control -...

Days Without Number
Robert Goddard

Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and...

The Subtle Knife
Philip Pullman

Will is twelve years old and he's just killed a man. Now he's on his own, on the run, determined to discover the truth about his father's disappearance. Then Will steps through a window in the air into another world, and finds himself with a companion - a strange, savage little girl called Lyra. Like Will, she has a mission which she intends to carry out at all costs. But the world of...

The Amber Spyglass
Philip Pullman

Perfect Match
Jodi Picoult

Northen Lights
Philip Pullman

Dinosaurens fjer
Sissel-Jo Gazan

Anna er vred. På sin mor, sit liv, sit biologispeciale og ikke mindst på sin vejleder på Biologisk Institut, der har været umulig gennem et helt år. Da vejlederen bliver fundet myrdet, ligner det hævn, men har Anna slået ham ihjel?<br> Politimanden Søren vil lade tvivlen komme Anna til gode, hvis hun hjælper ham med at begribe sagens makabre omstændigheder og ikke mindst med at...

The Clearing
Tim Gautreaux

Lille fugl fra himlen
Joyce Carol Oates

Redemption Falls
Jospeh O'Connor

Før stormen
Michael Kretz Krefeld

Med døden til følge
Michael Palmer

Da den lokale læge Matt Ruttledge, i den lille by Belinda, pludselige har venteværelset fyldt med patienter, der vrvøvler usammenhængende, og alle har store buler i ansigtet, mistænker han først byens største arbejdsplads, et mineselskab, for at have en lidt for lemfældig omgang med giftigt affald... sandheden er en helt anden!
Først da Matt møder Ellen Kroft fra det...

Sidste Udkald
Marian Keyes

Last Chance Saloon
Marian Keyes

"I'm in the Last Chance Saloon. In my decrepit, thiry-one-year-old stat, I'd probably never get another man..."
Tara, Katherine and Fintan have been best friends since they were teenagers. Now in their early thirties, they've been living it up in London for ten years. But what have they got to show for it?
Sure, Tara's got her boyfriend - but she loves food, shopping and her lipstick so...

Vishnus død
Manil Suri

På en trappeafsats i en etageejendom i Bombay bor den alkoholiske altmuligmand, Vishnu - en bolig han har arvet efter sin forgænger. Ved romanens begyndelse ligger han syg og døende på sin afsats mens naboerne, Pathak og Asrani, fra stueetagen skændes om, hvem der skal betale for lægen og ambulancen til den døende Vishnu, der bare får det værre og værre.
Som timerne går ved...

Liza Marklund

Annika Bengtzon er nyudnævt chef for kriminalredaktionen på en stor avis. En vinternat bliver hun vækket af telefonen. Det olympiske stadion i Stockholm er sprængt i luften, og mellem ruinerne har man fundet resterne af Christina Furhage, chef for OL i Sverige. Selv om familien hiver i hende på hjemmefronten og flere af hendes medarbejdere giver hende problmer på jobbet, kaster Annika sig...

I den røde dronnings slot
Lars Jakobsen

På samme tid som rumfærgerne gik til Mars i 1950erne, sidder romanens hovedperson, Martin, i sit barndomshjem i Dalarna. Han er ved at skrive om Mars-ekspeditionerne samtidig med at han rydder op efter farens død, men han distraheres hele tiden af minder fra sin opvækst.
På Mars har videnskabsmænd og jordboere fundet ruinerne af en menneskelignende civilisation, som bærer præg at at...

Anybody Out There?
Marian Keyes

Anna Walsh is officially a wreck. Physically broken and emotionally shattered, she lies on her parents' Dublin sofa with only one thing on her mind: getting back to New York. New York means her best friends, The Most Fabulous Job In The World and, above all, it means her husband, Aidan.
But nothing in Anna's life is that simple any more...
Not only is her return to Manhattan complicated...

Inden frosten
Henning Mankell

Patrick Lynch

Overlægen og enkemanden Marcus Ford er bekymret over den overdrevne brug af antibiotika, som er med til at gøre en række bakterier og virus resistente.<br><br> Efter et indlæg på en konference kontaktes han af en kendt forsker med interesse for emnet og af en meget smuk kvinde, der er ansat i et medicinalfirma, og som lægger an på ham.<br><br> På akutafdelingen...

Battle Cry
Leon Uris

Moving, shocking, tense, and glorious, here is a magnificent saga of men at war - Leon Uris's famous novel about life in the jaws of death, in the U.S. Marine Corps. Here are the men from the cities, farms, and whistle-stops. Here are the tough kids and the mama's boys, the liars and the lovers, the goldbricks and the heroes. Here are the men who made up the most courageous fighting force on the...

Orhan Pamuk

Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto Fighter

This riveting memoir, tells the story of the Jewish resistance fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto who defy the Nazis against impossible odds. Kazik (Simha Rotem) and his fellow Jews smuggle in arms and explosives, perform acts of resistance, hold off the Nazi army for almost a month, and rescue the few surviving jews after the Ghetto is destroyed.
Kazik spends the rest of the war helping Jews who...

The Brightest Star in the Sky
Marian Keyes

Boghandleren i Kabul
Åsne Seierstad

Foråret efter Talibans fald tilbrage Åsne Seierstad hos familien Khan i Kabul. Dette er hendes skildring af familiens kamp for at finde en plads i det ny Afghanistan, en kamp mellem det moderne og det traditionelle.
Boghandleren i Kabul handler om forbudt kærlighed, arrangerede ægteskaber, ungt oprør, forbrydelser og straf og om samfundets strenge krav til, hvordan man skal leve...

Lucy Sullivan is getting married
Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes

It's bad enough that Claire's husband James left her the day he was at the birth of their first child - I mean, if he thought it was going to upset him that much he should have just stayed at home - but to rub salt into the episiotomy, he didn't even have the decency to leave her for someone skinny!
He's just absconded, leaving Claire with a newborn baby, a broken herat, two extra stone and...

Rachel's Holiday
Marian Keyes

Here's Rachel Walsh, twenty-seven and the miserable owner of size 8 feet. She has regular congress with Luke Costello, a man who wears his leather trousers tight. And she's fond - some might say too fond - of recreational drugs.
Until everything goes pear-shaped and she findes herself being frog-marched to the Cloisters - Dublin's answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She's outraged....

The Other Side of the Story
Marian Keyes

Hornet Flight
Ken Follet

In June 1941 a baffling Luftwaffe radio message mentioning a new invention with the codename Freya (the Viking goddess of lvoe) is picked up by the decoders of Allied intelligence. Hermia Mount, a British intelligence analyst, suspects the existence of an experimental radar station on the coast of Denmark. Meanwhile, young Harald Olsen, a brilliant Danish student, has spotted an unusual...

Mortal Fear
Robin Cook

Jason Howard had used his career as a doctor to help him escape a private tragedy. But now his patients are dying from massive heart attacks, patients previously declared healthy by Jason's own examinations.<br><br> When his colleague Doctor Alvin Hayes becomes the next victim, taking his secret medical breakthrough to the grave, Jason begins to investigate, his search taking him...

The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Michael Chabon

One Fifth Avenue
Candace Bushnell

For the women in Candace Bushnell's stellar new novel, One Fifth Avenue is at the heart of the lives they've carefully established, or hope to establish. There is Schiffer Diamond, a forty-something actress busily proving that women of style are truly ageless. There is spoiled, self-assured Lola, who is determined to launch herself into society and the arms of the right man by clawing her way...

The Brethren
John Grisham

The Appeal
John Grisham

The Westies - The Irish Mob
T. J. English

The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown

A Place Called Freedom
Ken Follet

In a brutal world, charismatic rebel miner Mack McAsh - a slave by birth - is a man with the courage to stand up for what is right, and the strength to stick by his beliefs. Independent, rebellious Lizzie Hallim, meanwhile, is engaged to Jay Jamisson, the ruthless landlord's son and heir to an exploitative business empire.
Born into seperate worlds, Mack and Lizzie are thrown together when...

Tankandos Kode
Dan Brown

Først ved livets ende
Bent Haller

Fagre nye it-verden er kommet til plejehjemmet Sorgenfri. Computere erstatter peddigrør. Tekstbehandling som beskæftigelsesterapi: Alle har en historie, skriv den ned. I må da have oplevet en masse i jeres lange liv.
Tekstbehandlingen skrotter de gamle hurtigt, men historierne fra fortiden fortsætter; de bliver griflet ned i dagbøger, på huskeblokke, papkasser, vægge og...

Maigret i New York
Georges Simenon

Jean Maura, en amerikansk millionærsøn, kommer til Maigret. Han har modtaget nogle mærkelige breve fra sin far, der må være i livsfare. Han får overtalt Maigret til at følge ham til New York, men her forsvinder Maura. Alle forsøger at få Maigret til at tage hjem igen, men først vil han løse mysteriet om familien...

Mesteren og Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov

I mellemkrigstidens Moskva dukker den djævelske Woland op. I selskab med et slæng af banditter og en skydegal kat, der går på to ben, spiller han skak, drikker champagne og infilterer byens kulturelle verden.
På samme tid elsker den frygtløse Margarita Mesteren med uendelig hengivenhed. Men ingen vil binde an med at udgive hans store roman om Pontius Pilatus, og Mesteren ender på en...

Den lille prins
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Maigret og de tre kvinder
Georges Simenon

Politikommisær Maigret bliver klokken ti om aftenen kaldt til Place de Vosges, denne herlige plads midt i det gamle Paris. Det er porterkonen i nummer 61 der har opdaget en forbrydelse, gennem et vindue har hun set en mærkelige skygge, som om en mand var faldet sammen og væltet frem over sit skrivebord. Da Maigret kommer til stede finder han ganske rigtigt hr. Couchet i hvis laboratorium der...

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Maigret og flodskipperen
Georges Simenon

De bleus à l'âme
Francoise Sagan

Edward Rutherfurd

Den niende kreds
Morten Sabroe

En mand får en sen aften en telefonopringning fra en fremmed kvinde. Hun siger, hun ved noget om hans kone, Gabrielle, der brat forlod ham efter syv års ægteskab og nu er forsvundet.
Kvinden sætter ham stævne uden nogensinde at dukke op. Men hendes henvendelse får manden til at indlede en eftersøgning efter Gabrielle. Jagten på hans mistede kærlighed hvirvler ham ind i en kæde af...

Le Petit Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Maigret og kvinden der forsvandt
Georges Simenon

Det var et mærkeligt besøg Maigret fik. Hun var gammel luder og hendes mand pengeskabstyv. Men ikke morder. Under et kup var han stødt på liget af en kvinde. Nu behøvede han Maigrets hjælp, men hvordan kunne Maigret det, når liget var sporløst...

Albert Camus

Quand la sonnerie a encore retenti, que la porte du box s'est ouverte, c'est le silence de la salle qui est monté vers moi, le silence, et cette singulière sensation que j'ai eue lorsque j'ai constancé que le jeune journaliste avait détourné les yeux. je n'ai pas regardé du côté de Marie. Je n'en ai pas eue le temps parce que le président m'a dit dans une forme bizarre que j'aurais la...

In Cold Blood
Truman Capote

15 November 1959.
The rich and respected Clutter family, Herbert, Bonnie, son Kenyon and daughter Nancy, were brutally murdered in the small village of Holcomb, gunned down by Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. Truman Capote was fascinated by the killings; by the meaningless slaughter, the lack of motive, by the intensive police operation moun ted to track the killers and by their incredible...

Music for Chameleons
Truman Capote

Maigret og mordet ved grænsen
Georges Simenon

Linda Evangelista Olsen
Suzanne Brøgger

Katten har ni liv. Linda Evangelista Olsen har ni temaer: erotik, kvindelighed, frugtbarhed, moderskab, død, identitet, forfatterrolle, passion og kattens væsen - spundet ind i hinanden - fra mytens sump til mosen i Løve.
Dybt personlig, almen, letfodet, skæbnesvanger, rørende og...

La nausée
Jean-Paul Sartre

Maigret à New-York
Georges Simenon

Aujourd'hui, Maigret part en Amérique pour élucider une affaire mystérieuse avec l'aide de la police fédérale.
Nous le voyons évolver dans la grande ville inconnue.
Nous le voyons côtoyer les personnages le plus divers.
Et c'est ainsi que, poursuivant opiniâtrément son bonhomme de chemin, il arrive au bout de son enquête, pour reprende tranquillement le paquebot vers la...

Scavenger Reef
Laurence Shames

What is an Augie Silver painting worth? It depends. Dead, the Key West artist is hot. Alive...that's another story.
Augie's grieving widow wants her husband back. A down-and-out wharf rat could turn Augie's paintings into a ship of his own. A poseur in hock to the mob, apoet going off the deep end, and Augie's own new York agent all have very good reasons - money reasons - for hoping Augie...

Maigret og barpigen
Georges Simenon

Jean og Rene er 16 og 18 år gamle. De holder af at gå i natklubben Gai-Moulin, ikke mindst på grund af barpigen Adele, men det koster penge. Derfor planlægger de at tømme barens kasse efter lukketid. Da de trænger ind, ser de liget af en ukendt på gulvet. De flygter, bliver anholdt af politiet, og så dukker Maigret...

Maigret à l'école
Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon

Fru Maigrets tilbeder
Georges Simenon

De faldne kvinders hus
Anita Shreve

Welcome to Paradise
Laurence Shames

Before mild-mannered furniture salesman Al Tuschman left New Jersy for a week in Key West, he hadn't an enemy in the world. But a series of puzzling assaults on his privacy, his sanity, and his life has turned his stay at the tasteful Pradise Hotel into Tropical Hell. Maybe it's the humidity. Maybe the Sambuca. Or maybe it's the nickname emblazoned on his license plate: Big Al.
For Big Al...

Maigret og de stædige vidner
Georges Simenon

Den døde mand
Hans Scherfig

I sin dobbelt egenskab af marxist og satiriker betragter Hans Scherfig den nuværende samfundsorden som absurd, latterlig, perverterende for alle sunde menneskelige egenskaber, og i samtidens kaos har han et rigt materiale at tage af: den stivnede borgerkultur, den dræbende opdragelse, kontoriusseriet, hykleriet og nærigheden, og ikke mindst åndslivets opløsning i mystik og sekterisme og...

En passende ung mand
Vikram Seth

Le petit Nicholas

A Case of Need
Michael Chrichton

Maigret og de to hængte
Georges Simenon

Det forsømte forår
Hans Scherfig

For en del år siden døde en ældre mand på Østerbro efter at have spist et maltbolsje. Sådan begynder Hans Scherfig sin berømte, vittige og beske satire over vort skole- og opdragelsessystem. Vi møder 19 værdige samfundsstøtter, der fejrer deres 25 års studenterjubilæum. Under sang og taler mindes de deres lykkelige mellemskole- og gymnasietid. "Den forsvundne virkelighed kaldes til...

Den forsvundne fuldmægtig
Hans Scherfig

Med få dages mellemrum forsvinder to mænd i København - den ene en fattig særling og eneboer, den anden en pæn og respektabel fuldmægtig i krigsministeriets 14. afdeling. Næppe er de to mænd efterlyst, før der på Amager Fælled gøres et frygteligt fund, de grufuldt lemlæstede rester af et menneske, der har sprængt sig selv i luften med...

Suzanne Brøgger

Jadekatten følger den jødiske familie Løvin fra Danmark til Chicago og Riga; russernes invasion af Letland, tyskernes besættelse af Danmark, flugten til Sverige og de tilbageblevne i København. Gennem fortællingen om familiens fatale valg, der ofte er knyttet til kærligheden og erotikken, fortælles dette århundredes europæiske...

Indtil jeg finder dig
John Irving

Som fireårig rejser Jack Burns med sin mor, tatovøren Daughter Alice, til Eruopa. Målet er at finde Jacks far William Burns; organist og besat af kvinder og tatoveringer. Deres søgen efter William leder dem fra København, over Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki til Amsterdam, gennem et utal af kirker og endnu flere tatovørforretninger.
Som voksen mand føler, at han mangler noget væsenligt i...

Salman Rushdie

På et magisk tidspunkt, præcis på slaget tolv den 15. august 1947, bliver Saleem Sinai født. Samme sekund frigør Indien sig fra Englands herredømme.
I den første time efter landets (gen-)fødsel kommer 1001 midnatsbørn til verden, og under sin mildt sagt brogede opvækst er Saleem i telepatisk kontakt med dem alle. Han fortæller om sin familie og sit eget eventyrlige liv, set i...

Hallowe'en Party
Agatha Christie

At a Hallowe'en party, Joyce - a hostile thirteen-year-old - boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub.
That night Hercule Poirot is called in to find the "evil presence". But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a...

Einar Christiansen

16 år i Sibirien
Rachel og Israel Rachlin

Den fjerde kvinde
Ellery Queen

After the Funeral
Agatha Christie

When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard's funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance.
At the reading of Richard's will, Cora was clearly heard to say: "It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't it...But he was murdered, wasn't he?"
In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to...

At Bertram's Hotel
Agatha Christie

When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she's looking for at Bertram's Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer.
yes, not even Miss Marple can foresee the violent chain of events set in motion when an eccentric guest makes his way to the airport on the wrong...

Dead Man's Folly
Agatha Christie

Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fëte, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mock murder mystery. In good faith, Ariadne Oliver, the well known crime writer, agrees to organise their murder hunt.
Despite weeks of meticulous planning, at the last minute Ariadne calls her friend Hercule Poirot for his expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses that something sinister is...

Death on the Nile
Agatha Christie

Linnet Doyle is young, beautiful, and rich. She's the girl who has everything - including the man her best friend loves. Linnet and her new husband take a cruise on the Nile, where they meet the brilliant detective Hercule Poirot. It should be an idyllic trip, yet Poirot has a vague, uneasy feeling that something is dangerously...

City of Darkness, City of Light
Marge Piercy

As the vibrant, urgent events of the French Revolution gather momentum towards a bloodbath, they sweep with them size people for whom the turbulent times hold very different promises.
For Georges Danton, there are the pleasures of oratory and the profits of office; for Nicolas de Condorcet, the intellectual, libertarian utopia of his dreams. Manon Roland basks in her status as a minster's...

Saint-Exupérys sidste dage
John Phillips

Bare Bones
Kathy Reichs

It's one of the hottest summers on record and Dr Temperance Brennan is looking forward to a long overdure vacation. But it's not to be. First, the bones of a newborn baby are found in a wood stove. The young mother, hardly more than a child herself, has disappeared.
Next, a Cessna flies into a rock face. The pilot and passenger are burned beyond recognition, their bodies covered in a strange...

Hercule Poirot's Christmas
Agatha Christie

It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed.
But when Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the village with a friend for Christmas, offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It...

The Dante Club
Matthew Pearl

Boston 1865. A small group of elite scholars prepares to introduce Dante's vision of hell to America. But so does a...

Tim Parks

The night before his daughter's eighteenth birthday, Jerry Marlow finds himself one of a coachload of delegates bound for the European Parliament in Strassbourg. Is Jerry on the trip to support a petition to keep the job he doesn't really want, or because his ex-mistress - the one he left his wife for - is of the party? Or because he is one of six males among a score of nubile students on what...

Katten i dueslaget
Agatha Christie

På en af Englands mest anset pigeskoler sker et mord. Hvordan kan det komme så vidt netop dette sted af alle? Det fortæller Agatha Christie i en forrygende kriminalroman med Hercule Poirot som den uforlignelige detektiv. Begyndelsen er en revolution i orienten og kostbare juveler drivkraften, afslutningen sker i...

The Patient
Michael Palmer

Neurosurgeon Jessie Copeland works at the very frontier of neurosurgery, developing technology that could revolutionize the treatment of brain tumors. But her work brings her to the attention of an infinitely dangerous man. Claude Malloche is brilliant, remorseless - a terrorist without regard for human life. He is also ill with a brain tumor believed to be inoperable.<br> Nothing can stop...

Silent Treatment
Michael Palmer

With his wife, Evie, scheduled for surgery the next morning, Dr. Harry Corbett goes to the hospital for what he hopes will be a quiet evening of reconciliation...only to find his wife shockingly inexplicable dead. The police suspects homicide. And their only suspect is Dr. Harry Corbett.<br> For Harry it is the beginning of a nightmare. It seems that his bright, beautiful, highly ambitious...

Side Effects
Michael Palmer

Dr Kate Bennet is a brilliant young pathlogist with a loving husband and a bright future...until one day her world turns upside down. A strange and puzzling illness has killed two patients and when Kate is called in to investigate, she uncovers a horrifying secret which certain powerfull people will protect at any cost.<br> When her best friend falls victim to the same mysterious illness,...

Natural Causes
Michael Palmer

Dr Sarah Baldwin races to a Boston hospital with a young woman whose normal labour has suddenly become a matter of life and death. As Sarah struggle to save both mother and baby, she doesn't know that two other women have already died in similar, horrifying circumstances.<br> And so begins Sarah's own nightmare, as she learns that the prenatal herbal vitamins she prescribed are the only...

Martha Christensen

En familiekrønike kan man kalde kærlighedshistorien mellem en far - der på egen kaldes Høvdingen - og hans seks børn, mellem disse børn indbyrdes og deres partnere. Handlingen i romanen strækker sig over lang tid - 40 år - og giver derfor samtidig et billede af Danmark og danskerne fra besættelsestiden til vore...

Deadly Décisions
Kathy Reichs

A nine-year-old girl dies on her way to ballet class, caught in outlaw biker crossfire. Violence is spilling on to the streets of Montreal and Dr Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for the state, has to pick up the pieces.
She knows she shouldn't let emotion get in the way of her role as scientist, but when nine-year-old Emily's body is wheeled into the morgue she cannot help but...

Michael Chrichton

Deep in the heart of the darkest region of the Congo, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an eight-person field expedition dies mysteriously and brutally in a matter of...

Blood Run
Leah Ruth Robinson

Dr. Evelyn Sutcliffe works and thrives in an urban warzone - battling death everyday in the Emergency Room of Manhattan's University Hospital. But even her superior skill cannot save Shelley Reinish - a fellow doctor, a close friend and apparent suicide - dead from a drug overdose. This time the Reaper has won, leaving Evelyn distraught and devastated and questioning her abilities as a...

Eaters of the Dead
Michael Chrichton

In the year A.D. 922, a refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Bagdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors on their journey to the barbaric North. he is appalled by Viking customs - the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness, their disregard for cleanliness, their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But only in the depths of the...

Five Patients
Michael Chrichton

A construction worker in his fifties is seriously injured in the collapse of a scaffold... A middle-aged railroad dispatcher develops a high fever that makes him wildly delirious... A young worker nearly severes his hand from his arm in an accident... A woman travelling alone has persistent chest pain and is treated by a doctor on a TV screen... A mother of three is diagnosed with a...

Jurassic Park
Michael Chrichton

On a remote jungle island, genetic engineers have created a dinosaur game park.
Drawing on all his bestselling talent and scientific brilliance, Michael Chrichton has, in Jurassic Park, written the most electrifying techno-thriller of our...

Rising Sun
Michael Chrichton

On the forty-fifth floor of the Nakamato Tower - the new American headquarters of the immense Japanse congolemerate in downtown L.A. - a grand opening celebration is in full swing.
On the forty-sixth floor, in an empty conference room, the dead body of a beautiful young woman is discovered.
The investigation begins...and immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of...

State of Fear
Michael Chrichton

The Terminal Man
Michael Chrichton

Harry Benson suffers from a violent seizures. So violent that he requires a police guard when entering a Los Angeles hospital for treament.
Dr. Roger McPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit, is convinced he can cure Benson through a procedure known as stage three. During this highly specialized surgery, electrodes, placed deep in Benson's brain, send monitored...

Ærens mark
Jean Rouaud

Michael Chrichton

An old man wearing a brown robe is found wandering disoriented in the Arizona desert. He is miles from any human habitation and has no memory of how he got to be there, or who he is. The only clue to his identity is the plan of a medieval monastery in his pocket.
So begins the mystery of Timeline, a mystery that will catapult a group of young scientists back to the Middle Ages and...

Everybody Smokes in Hell
John Ridley

Paris Scott works night at a convenience store and drives a '74 Gremlin. Recently dumped by his girl, he's what you'd call a loser. Even when the key to his dreams - the last master tape of a very famous, and recently deceased, rock star - falls into his lap (together with a small fortune in stolen drugs which he doesn't know he has), Paris might as well be cradling a neutron bomb.
As the...

Death du Jour
Kathy Reichs

March in Montreal: it is a bitterly cold night and in the grounds of an old church forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan digs carefully. She is there to exhume the remains of a nun proposed for sainthood. But the body has been moved to an unmarked grave in a far corner of the cemetery. What will Tempe discover when the frozen ground finally yields to her tools?
Just hours later,...

Luke Rhinehart

Terningemanden er en selvbiografisk roman om terningespil med livet. Forfatteren er psykiater i 30'rne, lovende karriere, velhavende, velgift med en smuk og intelligent kone, to yndige børn, luxuslejlighed i New York. Men han keder sig i al sin materielle sikkerhed, føler sig indespærret, fanget, og ved ikke hvordan han skal bryde cirklen. Så en after efter et af de sædvanlige selskaber med...

Michael Chrichton

Fueled by a powerful curiosity - and by a need to see and feel and hear, firshand and close up - Micahel Chrichton's travels have carried him into worlds as diverse and compelling as those he created in his bestselling novelse. Travels is a record of those astonishing advnetures.
It is a vision of travel not as escape but as exhilaration, as a testing of self, and as spiritual...

Barolo Kvarteten
Bjarne Reuter

The Water's Lovely
Ruth Rendell

Weeks went by when Ismay never thought of it at all. Then something would bring it back or it would return in a dream. The dreams began in the same way. She and her mother would be climbing the stairs, following Heater's lead through the bedroom to what was on the other side, not a bathroom in the dream but a chamber floored and walled in marble. In the middle was a glassy lake. The white...

End in Tears
Ruth Rendell

A lump of concrete dropped deliberately from a little stone bridge over a relatively unfrequented road kills the wrong person. The driver behind is spared. But only for a while...
It is impossible for Chief Inspector Wexford not to wonder how terrible it would be to discover that one of his daughters had been murdered. Sylvia has always been a cause for concern. Living alone with her two...

Intet nyt fra Vestfronten
Erich Maria Remarque

Vort århundredes klassiske bog om krigen og mennesket. Skønt den foregår under første verdenskrig, og endnu en storkrig er gået hen over kloden, siden den udkom, står den stadig som en af de bedste blandt de vældige antal bøger fra slagmarken, som vor tid har set. Den virker i dag lige så enkel og overbevisende, som da den blev skrevet.
Tysklands ukendte soldat har fået det...

Her i nærheden
Martha Christensen

Déjà Dead
Kathy Reichs

The bones of a woman are discovered in the grounds of an abandoned monastery and the case is given to Dr Temperance Brenna, Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec. "Too decomposed for standard autopsy. Request anthropologic expertise. My case".
Researching recent disapperances in the city convinces Brennan that a serial killer is at work, despite the deep cynicism of...

De sataniske vers
Salman Rushdie

En vintermorgen lige før daggry eksploderer en kapret jumbojet højt oppe over Den Engelske Kanal. Gennem de forrevne skyer falder to mænd, Gibreel og Saladin, ned mod havet, uden faldskærm.
Mens de klynger sig til hinanden og synger om kap, styrter de ned, for til slut at blive skyllet op på en snedækket engelsk strand. Et mirakel, men et tvetydigt mirakel, thi underlige forandringer...

Maigret og sølvknivens hemmelighed
Georges Simenon

Murder on the Links
Agatha Christie

An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course.
But why is the dead man wearing his son's overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second...

Gengældelsens Vej
Pierre Andrézel

En idyllisk skildring af engelsk herregårdsliv omkring 1840 udvikler sig til en forrygende spændingsroman...
To unge, smukke og dydige piger kommer ved skæbnens tilskikkelse i huset hos en ældre skotsk præst og hans kone, som de fatter stor hengivenhed for.
Præsten er tilsyneladende også en rar mand, der af ren og skær godhed inviterer de unge piger med til sin ejendom i...

Hocus Pocus
Kurt Vonnegut

Paul Verlaine

Min Nutid
Guy Vanderhaeghe

Ed holder af at blive liggende i sengen til langt op ad dagen og læse. Langt om længe har han opgivet sit forhadt job som ekspedient i porcelænsafdelingen i byens varehus. Eller var det sådan, at han blev smidt ud, fordi han var grotesk uforskammet mod kunderne? Ed foretrækker at lade være med at tænke på det. Han er i tredive-årsalderen og har uden tøven indløst sin livsforsikring i...

Night Train
Martin Amis

Leon Uris

A dramatic saga set against the backdrop of growing unrest in Ireland and a world on the brink of the First World War, Redemption weaves together a cast of unforgettable characters that form the heart and soul of three extraordinary Irish families. The love freedom more than life, and they will fight to the death to win it.
From the magnificence of New Zealand's green mountains, to...

Mit eget eventyr
H. C. Andersen

Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
John Lee Anderson

Oryx and Crake
Margaret Atwood

Slangens mønster
Minette Walters

Året er 1978. Mismodet hærger i England, og landet er lammet af strejker. I det sydvestlige London finder man liget af den enlige, sorte Ann Butts, også kaldet "Gale Annie", i rendestenen i nærheden af hendes hjem på Graham Road.
Alle er ligeglade med dødsfaldet, undtagen Mrs Ranelagh, som bor længere nede ad vejen. Hun er overbevist om, at Ann Butts er blevet myrdet. Politiet affejer...

I Solskin & Livsanskuelser
Vilhelm Topsøe

By af glas
Paul Auster

Hand to Mouth
Paul Auster

Hand to Mouth tells the story of a young writer's struggle to stay afloat. By turns poignant and comi, Paul Auster's memoir is essentially a book about money - and what it means not to have it. From one odd job to the next, from one failed scheme to another, Auster investigates his own stubborn compulsion to make art and, in the process, treats us to a series of remarkable adventures and...

The Regulaors
Richard Bachman

There's a place in Wentworth, Ohio, where summer is in full swing. It's called Poplar Street. Up until now it's been a nice place to live. The idling red van around the corner is about to change all that.
Let the battle against eveil...

Ringenes Herre 3: Kongen vender tilbage
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Tolkiens store beretning om Krigen om Ringen tager sin begyndelse i Hobbitten, hvor Bilbo Sækker finder Den ene Ring, herskeren over alle Ringe. I Ringenes Herre går den i arv til Frodo, der som ringbærer får til opgave at holde ringen skjult for fyrst Sauron. Hvis Ringen kommer i hans besiddelse, vil hans magt blive fuldkommen - og det skal for en hver pris forhindres.

Ringenes Herre 2: De to Tårne
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Tolkiens store beretning om Krigen om Ringen tager sin begyndelse i Hobbitten, hvor Bilbo Sækker finder Den ene Ring, herskeren over alle Ringe. I Ringenes Herre går den i arv til Frodo, der som ringbærer får til opgave at holde ringen skjult for fyrst Sauron. Hvis Ringen kommer i hans besiddelse, vil hans magt blive fuldkommen - og det skal for en hver pris forhindres.

Ringenes Herre 1: Eventyret om Ringen
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Tolkiens store beretning om Krigen om Ringen tager sin begyndelse i Hobbitten, hvor Bilbo Sækker finder Den ene Ring, herskeren over alle Ringe. I Ringenes Herre går den i arv til Frodo, der som ringbærer får til opgave at holde ringen skjult for fyrst Sauron. Hvis Ringen kommer i hans besiddelse, vil hans magt blive fuldkommen - og det skal for en hver pris forhindres.

Kirsten Thorup

Mich Vraa

Sophies hjerte
Bodil Wamberg

Sophie Ørsted var digteren Adam Oehlenschlægers smukke søster. Hun levede for 200 år siden, hvor kvindeidealet var renhed og dyd. Kvindens arbejde var køkkenet og hjemmet - og sex var ikke noget man talte om. Helst tiede man seksualiteten ihjel.
Sophie Ørsted længtes væk fra sin ægtemand og sin kvinderolle. Men hun fornægtede også sig selv som kønsvæsen - indtil hun traf...

Kæmp for alt hvad du har kært
Hans Edvard Teglers

Som 14-årig mistede han sin far, hvis skib blev sænket af en tysk ubåd. To år efter var han dybt inde i modstandsbevægelsen.
Med den kommunistiske sabotagegruppe BOPA deltog han i 24 aktioner, blev anholdt af dansk politi og undslap først i sidste øjeblik inden også Gestapo nåede frem. Resten af krigen måtte han skifte opholdssted 46 gange. Danske myndigheder havde udsat 20.000...

Åndernes hus
Isabel Allende

Åndernes hus er en af de dejligste romaner fra de senere år, tæt pakket med personer, handling og dramatiske begivenheder. En fantastisk familiekrønike fra det hede jordskælvsramte land, hvis indbyggere vi lærer at kende indefra, både undertrykkere og undertrykte, skildret gennem tre generationer - uden fordømmelse, som medlemmer af familien. Forfatteren er niece af præsident...

Naomi Alderman

I realized there was one thing, just one actual thing, that I did still want from England. The candlesticks: my mother's tall silver candlesticks, sinuous, wreathed in flowers and foliage. The candlesticks I never could have asked my father for in all these years, because he wouldn't have wanted them to reside in my heathen...

Brick Lane
Monica Ali

Eva Luna
Isabel Allende

Eventyrlig og politisk roman, som foregår i et unavngivet sydamerikansk land fra ca. 1940 til nu. Eva Luna vokser op i et sært hus hos en balsamist og kommer ind i mærkelige miljøer blandt andet hos prostituerede. Især en transseksuel, der bliver berømt filmstjerne, beskytter hende. Eva har et sjældent fortællertalent, som hun udnytter til bl.a. populære radioføljetoner, og parallelt...

Eva Luna fortæller
Isabel Allende

Endnu en gang øser Eva Luna rundhåndet af det væld af sære menneskeskæbner, hun gemmer i sit hjerte. Denne gang om natten til glæde for sin elskede Rolf Carlé.
I alt 23 historier fra det sydamerikanske kontinent, ladet med erotik og eventyr. Historier, der bevæger sig fra det ligefremt realistiske til det mest...

Nye Digtninger
Christian Winther

The Surgeon of Crowthorne
Simon Winchester

Suk Hjerte
Dorrit Willumsen

Detaljerig og humoristisk roman om fire generationer af en Nørrebro-familie med Alice som midtpunkt.
Romanen rummer på en gang nådeløs og dybt engageret analyse af de fire generationers måde at tænke på og forholde sig til tilværelsen på. Dorrit Willumsen står på de midaldrenes udkikspunkt, pigen Alice, der er ca. 50, da romanen slutter, er dens forståelses- og...

Crazy Ladies
Michael Lee West

Young Miss Gussie was no country fool, and when death walked in her kitchen door she did what she had to do, just like women in her family always did. And they are all singular women: Gussie's daughter Dorothy, who married the owner of a fine five-and-dive store, hoping money would heal her pride and tormented jealousy... strong-hearted Clancy Jane, just the sweetest thing and the last you'd ever...

Det syvende møde
Herbjørg Wassmo

Da den meget anerkendte og berømte kunstner Rut Nesset vender tilbage til Norge efter flere års ophold i udlandet, venter hendes barndomsven Gorm på hende.
Rut er vokset op på en lille ø, hvor faderen er prædikant og hjemmet meget fattigt. Hun har flere søskende men er stærkt knyttet til sin tvillingebror, Jørgen, som blev hjerneskadet ved fødslen. Gorm er fra fastlandet, hvor han...

An Imaginative Experience
Mary Wesley

A traveller on an InterCity train returning to London smells the burn of brakes as it hisses to a stop in the middle of the countryside. He sees a white-faced woman leap from the train and race to the aid of a sheep stranded on its back, unable to rise, in a field. Righting it, she turns, and he sees her face is full of tragedy. And not, he thinks, because she pulled the emergency lever and will...

Irvine Welsh

Little Altars Everywhere
Rebecca Wells

Little Altars Everywhere offers another look into the turbulent, unconventional and hilarious lives of the quircy Walker clan of Thornton, Louisiana. Blending post-bellum eccentricity with an offbeat Catholic pedigree, the walker take turns imparting their family history.
With her customary flair and dramatic intelligence Siddalee, the Walker's eldest daughther, recounts the family's...

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Rebecca Wells

When Siddalee Walker, eldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker (Ya-Ya extraordinaire - part Scarlett, part Katherine Hepburn, part Tallulah), is interviewed about a hit play she has directed, her mother is described as a "tap-dancing child abuser". Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda - devastating her daughter who postpones her wedding and puts her life on hold until she is granted forgiveness.

Graham Watkins

Patients with a strange new disease are flooding into Duke Hospital. Dehydrated, sleep-deprived, wracked with opportunistic illnesses, they have starved themselves almost to death. Nothing in his carreer has prepared Dr. Mark Roberts for this. Now he and psychiatrist Alexandra Walton must work together to find the source of this bizarre illness.
What Mark and Alex uncover is an insidious...

Lykkens søn
Herbjørg Wassmo

Hundrede år
Herbjørg Wassmo

Dead Babies
Martin Amis

Blitzed on uppers, downers, blue movies and bellinis, the bacchanalia bent bon-vivants ensconsed at Appleseed Rectory for the weekend are reeling in an hallucinatory haze of sex and seduction. But as Friday spirals into Sunday and sobriety sets in, the orgiastic romp descends to disastrous...

Soigne ta chute
Flora Balzano

The Sea
John Banville

When art historian Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma.
The Grace family had appeared that long-ago summer as if from another world. Mr and Mrs Grace, with their worldly ease and candour, were unlike any adults he had met before. But it was his contemporaries, the Grace...

Ikke altid kaviar
Johannes Mario Simmel

The Rights of Desire
André Brink

John Steinbeck

Danny er netop vendt hjem fra krigen og har arvet to små huse. Nyheden spredes hurtigt med det resultat, at alle hans gamle venner kommer for at bo hos ham. Penge har de ingen af, men de kender kunsten at "organisere" vigtige fornødenheder som høns, smågrise og vin i rigelige mængder. Og så længe de kan få lov til at spise, drikke og undgå unødigt arbejde, er de glade og tilfredse,...

Helle Stangerup

Wesley Stace

On Beauty
Zadie Smith

Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful?
Set in New England mainly and London partly, On Beauty concerns a pair of feuding families - the Belseys and the Kipps - and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. For...

On The Contrary
André Brink

The First Life of Adamastor
André Brink

The First Life of Adamastor has its origins in an act of rescue: what, wondered André Brink, lay behind fragments of myth that have been handed down about the mountains of the Cape? Adamastor, the Titan whose body, legend has it, formed the rocks of the Peninsula, first appears in European literature in the sixteenth century - much about the same time of the first known contact between...

The Accidental
Ali Smith

Arresting and wonderful, The Accidental pans in on the Norfolk holiday home of the Smart family one hot summer. There, a beguiling stranger called Amber appears at the door bearing all sorts of unexpected gifts, trampling over family boundaries and sending each of the Smarts scurrying from the dark into the light.
A novel about the ways that seemingly chance encounters irrevocably...

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Alexander McCall Smith

Wayward daughters. Missing husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only - and finest - female private detective.
Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J.L.B....

The Long Valley
John Steinbeck

Set in the rich Californian landscape that John Steinbeck loved so well, this collection of stories is written with the realism and understanding for which he is celebrated.
The collection includes the poignant The Red Pony in which a boy's childhood on an isolated ranch is transformed forever; Flight, a young Mexican-American's tragic initiation into manhood; and The...

Angels and Demons
Dan Brown

Tears of the Giraffe
Alexander McCall Smith

Morality for Beautiful Girls
Alexander McCall Smith

Good Faith
Jane Smiley

Joe Stratford, who sells nice houses in a beautiful place, and whose not very amicable is over, is ready for his life to begin again. It is 1982 and temptation is everywhere. And as Marcus Burns (Joe's new friend from New York) says, the old rules are ready to be broken. Marcus should know: he's just quit his job at the IRS. But are his ideas about how to get rich - really rich - too big and...

Digital Fortress
Dan Brown

Enemies, A Love Story
Isaac Bashevis Singer

Problems, problems. Such problems Herman Broder has. He has a perfect wife in Brooklyn who loves him. An ideal mistress in the Bronx who adores him. And, out of the blue, yet another wife comes to New York to claim him.
Isaac Bashevis Singer, the most irresistible storyteller of our time, has written a novel that tenderly and tellingly explores the eternal question: how much love can men and...

Smil gennem tårer
Johannes Mario Simmel

Mischa Kafankas lange og farefulde rejse verden rundt er fyldt med eventyrlige hændelser. Mischa kan minde om den gode soldat Svejk. En godmodig og stille eksistens som midt i de værste situationer minder sig selv om, at alt nok skal blive bedre, og at han en dag kan bygge sit økotoilet, så stormagterne kan sikre sig, at han ikke er en atomfysiker med planer om en hemmelig...

Og Tårene trillede da Klovene kom
Johannes Mario Simmel

Cirkusteltet var fyldt til sidste plads. Luften var fyldt med børns latter. Pludselig havde begge klovnene i manegen maskinpistoler i hænderne og affyrede dem brutalt mod de værgeløse tilskuere.
Også den berømte genforsker Martin Gellhorn, hans kone og deres lille datter, bliver dræbt i blodbadet. En anden tilskuer, Norma Desmond, international kendt reporter, forsøger at redde sin...

En kæde af stemmer
André Brink

André Brink tegner i En kæde af stemmer et gribende billede af mennesker og deres indbyrdes forhold, som ikke begrænser sig til en enkelt historisk periode, men gælder til alle tider. Forholdet mellem godt og ondt og mellem den stærke og den svage.
Romanen, der foregår i Sydafrika i 1825, tager udgangspunkt i et slaveoprør. Hvert kapitel er fortalt af bogens personer, så...

Shadow Dancer
Tom Bradby

Colette McVeigh: mother...widow...terrorist. A woman who has lived the Republican cause for all her 29 years. A woman whose brothers are both heavily involved at senior levels in the IRA, whose husband is killed by the British security forces. A woman who is now an informer for MI5.
Arrested in an aborted bombing attempt in London, Colette is given two choices: talk and see her children...

A Long Long Way
Sebastian Barry

One of the most vivid and realised characters of recent fiction, Willie Dunne is the innocent hero of Sebastian Barry's highly acclaimed novel. Leaving Dublin to fight for Allied cause as a member of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, he finds himself caught between the war playing out on foreign fields and that festering at home, waiting to erupt with the Easter Rising. Profoundly moving, intimate and...

Whitley Strieber

med James Kunetka
Det hele startede klokken 16:20. 36 minutter senere var krigen forbi. I de minutter var en stor del af verden blevet tilintetgjort. 7 millioner amerikanere døde, da atombomberne eksploderede. 3 store amerikanske byer - Washington D.C., New York og San Antonio - var så godt som udslettede. I de følgende fem år ville endnu 70 millioner mennesker dø af...

The Little Friend
Donna Tartt

Ind i musikken
Peter Bastian

The Hundred Secret Senses
Amy Tan

Asger Baunsbak-Jensen

Gullivers Rejser Bind 2
Jonathan Swift

Gullivers Rejser Bind 1
Jonathan Swift

I hak
Ann Beattie

Nigger 1-2
Michael Strunge

Lille menneske
Charlotte Strangaard

Maria vil intet spise, hun vil ikke vokse og svulme og blive kvinde ligesom sin mor. Marias desperate oprør bliver den bombe, som sprænger den "perfekte" familie.
Moren Elise kaster sig ud i en søgen, som blandt andet fører hende til stærke kvinder i fredsbevægelsen og i galebevægelsen.
Faren Arne står pludselig med ansvaret for sit eget og datterens liv. Rystet prøver han at...

The Martian Chronicles
Ray Bradbury

The men of Earth came to Mars. Only a few came at first, for most men felt the great illness in them even before the rocket fired into space. And this disease was called The Loneliness, because when you saw your home town dwindle to the size of your fist and then lemon-size and then pin-size, you felt you had never been born, you were nowhere, nothing familiar, only other strange men.
So it...

17 Equations that Changed the World
Ian Stewart

High Maintenance
Jennifer Belle

There's a new property on the market. And she has great potential.
Liv Kellerman has just left her cheating husband and - more tragically - their fabulous duplex with its Empire State Building views. Now Liv - alone for the first time in her life with few marketable skills, and crammed into a crumbling "fixer-upper" in Greenwich Village - is contemplating her next...

H, N. Blake

Englænderen Henry Blake, der siden drengeårene har haft med heste at gøre, mener selv, at han faktisk kan tænke som en hest og derfor virkelig forstår dem. Man tror det gerne efter at have læst denne brog. Heri fortæller han sin livslange erfaringer med blid og tålmodig behandling af mere eller mindre vanskelige heste; og han fremlægger de forbløffende resultater af sit pionérarbejde...

Danser med Ulve
Michael Blake

Løjtnant John Dunbar var ingen almindelige officer i den amerikanske nordstatshær.
Han ønsker ikke at være afhængig af nogen, så da han ankommer til det forladt Fort Sedgewick i ødemarken, blev han der ene mand og afventede hvad de omkringboende indianere ville finde på.
Da han mødte dem, blev han fascineret af dem. De levede det frie liv, som han selv elskede, og han ønskede...

Babettes Gæstebud
Karen Blixen

Under Pariserkommunen, den blodige opstand 1870-71, er en berømt kvindelig køkkenchef fra Paris flygtet til en lille norsk fjordby, hvor to elskelige gamle provstdøtre har taget hende i huset som kokkepige.
I fjorten år koger hun trofast klipfisk og øllebrød, men ved et mirakel får hun én gang mulighed for at udfolde sine talenter...
Den gamle lotteriseddel, hun havde med i sin...

Den afrikanske Farm
Karen Blixen

Årene på farmen i Kenya stod altid for Karen Blixen som de rigeste i hendes liv. Hun trivedes i den pragtfulde natur, betaget af dyreverdenene og tiltrukket af de infødte for hvem hun blev leder, lærer, læge og dommer. Og det var her, hun mødte sin elskede Denys Finch Hatton.
Den afrikanske Farm udkom første gang i 1937 og er siden gået sin sejrsgang over hele den vestlige...

Syv fantastike Fortællinger
Karen Blixen

Syv fantastiske Fortællinger handler om så fundamentale emner som mennesket og dets skæbne, forholdet mellem mandligt og kvindeligt, mellem livet og...

Home Rule
Claire Boylan

Tormented by the whims of her brothers and sisters, her distant melodramatic mother and the adoring father with whom she shares a guilty secret, Daisy longs to be rescued from her troubles. Escaping to a convent at the age of seventeen, she violently resists the encroachment of womanhood until the day she meets Cecil Cantwell, the blond, blue-eyed soldier who promises to transformk her...

Miracle Cure
Michael Palmer

Dr Brian Holbrook was the most gifted cardiologist of his generation. But that was before he became addicted to painkillers. Now he's back on track, and ready to start again.
Boston's most prestigous heart unit offers him the chance to kick-start his career again and become involved in the clinical trials of a new drug that could save countless lives and untold suffering. Vasclear...

Kilden i Provence & Manon og kilden
Marcel Pagnol

Samlet udgave af den franske forfatters på en gang tragiske og muntre romaner fra Provence. Om manden fra byen, der slider sig til døde på sin arvede Provencalske gård, fordi bonden Ugolin og hans snu farfar har tilstoppet den kilde, der kunne have gjort jorden frugtbar og sikret hans og hans families eksistens.
Om Ugolin og farfar der efter de har overtaget gården for spotpris snart...

Michael Palmer

Toby Nelms is eight years old. He has had a routine operation, and everything went fine. Toby is now back home - and his life is filled with terror. Months have passed since the operation but Toby continually bursts into tortured screams. Something is very wrong. Toby relives every horrifying detail of the surgery - all the trauma, all the pain - while he's awake.<br> Now neurosurgeon Zack...

The Firm
John Grisham

Gail Godwin

Allerede før Justin Stokes fylder fjorten år, er der sket mere end godt er for hende. Tre dødsfald i den allernæremste kreds: to bedsteforældre, som hun var stærkt knyttet til, og hendes far, som hun elskede højt.
Nu bor hun sammen med sin mor og bror hos en tante, og hendes daglige tilværelse er fyldt med savn og længsel efter det trygge, velbjærgede sydstatsmiljø, hun kom fra....

Great Medical Mysteries
Richard Gordon

A hilarious catalogue of medical mysteries and trivia - medical mysteries of history, mysterious addictions and everyday medical mysteries are all posed and pondered with Richard Gordon's famed wit. The result is a deeply humorous, often bawdy, thesis that explores the fancies and bodily functions of human beings through the ages. It moves ingeniously from the woman who gave birth to rabbits, to...

Stephen King

For Dr. Louis Creed så huset ud til at være det rigtige: Gammelt og hyggeligt - et sted hvor familien kunne trives; børnene kunne vokse op, lege og udforske stedet - langt væk fra de farer, der uværgeligt lurer i en storby.
Kun de lejlighedsvise lastbiler på den to-sporede motorvej udsendte en påtrængende advarsel om omverdenens eksistens.
Men bag huset, væk fra vejen, der var...

Günther Grass

Bliktrommen er den 30-årige oskar Matzeraths beretning om sit liv i Hitlertidens Tyskland.
Ved sin fødsel beslutter Oskar, at han aldrig vil være voksen, og på sin 3-års fødselsdag kaster han sig derfor ned ad en kældertrappe med det resultat, at han holder op med at vokse. Den lille Oskar udvikler hurtigt to særlige talenter: Han lærer at synge så højt at alt glas splintres, og i...

Dolores Caliborne
Stephen King

Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell. But not quite what the police expected. Dolores Claiborne has a confession to make...
She will take her time. Won't be hurried. Will do it her way, sparing neither details or feelings. Hers or anyone else's.
This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Truth that takes you to the edge of darkness.
Dolores Claiborne has a story...

De Dødes By
Stephen King

The Broker
John Grisham

The Last Juror
John Grisham

Familien Bertini
Ralph Giordano

Hvad de ikke vidste, at de var, det blev de i Hitlers Tyskland: Jøder - og derfor forfulgte.
Gennem Ralph og Lea Bertini og deres tre sønner oplever vi hele spektret af nazitidens chikanerier, gemenheder og forfølgelser, rædslerne under bombardementerne og håbet og frygten, da familien går under jorden.
Og efter krigen: hævntørsten og forsoningen og de tre brødres forskellige...

The Partner
John Grisham

They kidnapped him in a small town in Brazil. He had changed his name and his appearance, but they were sure they had their man.
Four years before, he had been called Patrick S. Lanigan. He had died in a car crash in February 1992. His gravestone lay in a cemetery in Biloxi, Mississippi. He had been a partner at an up and coming law firm, had a pretty wife, a new daughter, and a bright...

The Rainmaker
John Grisham

Rudy Baylor is a newly-qualified lawyer: he has one case, and one case only, to save himself from his mounting debts. His case is against a giant insurance company which could have saved a young man's life, but instead refused to pay the claim until it was too late.
The settlement could be worth millions of dollars, but there is one problem: Rudy has never argued a case in court before, and...

The Summons
John Grisham

Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep.
And he has a father, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi. He is known to all as Judge Atlee, a beloved and...

East of the Mountains
David Guterson

When Dr Ben Givens left his home in Seattle - heading east with his Winchester and his hunting dogs in tow - he never intended to return. It was to be a journey past snow-covered mountains to a place of canyons, sagelands and orchards, where, on the verges of the Columbia River, Ben Givens had entered the world and would now take his leave of it. What transpired was not the journey he...

Alex Haley

Black House
Stephen King

with Peter Straub
Abandoned by his friends as they cycle through the Wisconsin town of French Landing, ten-year-old Ty Marshall spots a crow hopping towards him down the sidewalk. Then it calls his name. Fascinated, Ty gets off his bike for a closer look - and is dragged into the shadows.
Is Ty destined to become the fourth victim of the Fisherman, the serial killer who's...

Bag of Bones
Stephen King

When Mike Noonan's wife dies unexpectedly, the bestselling author suffers from desperate writer's block. Until he is drawn to their summer home, Sara Laughs, the beautiful Main lakeside retreat which has recently been haunting his nightmares.
But Mike finds the once familiar town now in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore. Devore is hell-bent on getting custody of his deceased...

Allan Haverholm

Året er 2000. Den midaldrende Manne Svarts lever en søvngængeragtig og isoleret tilværelse, der ophører brat da han løber ind i den idealistiske og charmerende studerende Metha Clausen.
Bedst som Danmark forsumper i nationalisme og bedrevidende rygklapperi, vækker en række uopklarede mord uro i befolkningen, og i Manne Svarts, der får en snigende mistanke om, hvem gerningsmanden...

Fra Billede til Billede
Robert Goddard

Count Zero
William Gibson

Rigets frue
Maria Helleberg

No Logo
Naomi Klein

The Collector
John Fowles

Hari Kunzru

I de første dage af 1900-tallet, i et afsides og øde hjørne af Indien, krydser en engelsk tjenestemand og en genert hindubrud in spe hinandens veje under et syndflodsagtigt regnvejr. Ni måneder senere fødes der en dreng.
Pran Naths overraskende hvidhed anses for et tegn på ædelhed, men da hans sande oprindelse bliver opdaget, bliver han udstødt af sin faders hus, og han begynder nu...

Making History
Stephen Fry

Michael Young is convinced his brilliant history thesis will win him a doctorate, a pleasant academic post, a venerable academic publisher and his beloved girlfriend, Jane.
A historian should know better than to think he can predict the future.
Leo Zuckermann is an ageing physicist obsessed with the darkest period in human history, utterly driven by his fanatical hatred of one man. A...

Moab Is My Washpot
Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry

Dean R. Koontz

Mørke midt på dagen
Arthur Koestler

Jette Kjærboe

En morder ser sit offers ansigt stige tågeagtigt op af gulvet. Er det et spøgelse, der vender hævnende tilbage, eller er det den dårlige samvittighed? To turister i Versaillesparken ser Marie Antionette og hendes hoffolk. Er det udslag af overspændthed, eller det to tidsplaner der kryder hinanden?
I atten noveller sætter Jette Kjærboe spørgsmålstegn ved, om alt tilsyneladende...

Amitav Ghosh

Den forældreløse Rajkumar er kun en lille dreng, da de britiske styrker i slutningen af 1800-tallet tvinger Kongen og Dronningen af Burma i eksil i Indien. Den kortvarige konflikt mellem Burma og de britiske styrker vender op og ned på Rajkumars tilværelse. Hans liv som arbejdsdreng på markedspladsen i det centrale Mandalay bliver med dages varsel skudt i sænk, og Rajkumar må begynde på...

The Hippopotamus
Stephen Fry

Ted Wallace is an old, sour womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too.
Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan.
But strange things have...

The Liar
Stephen Fry

Ulvens Folk (bind 1)
Michael & Kathleen Gear

The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon
Stephen King

On a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, and then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror.
As night falls, Trisha...

Ulvens Folk (bind 2)
Michael & Kathleen Gear

Life Support
Tess Gerritsen

The overnight ER rotation at Springer Hospital suits Dr. Toby Harper jsut fine - until its calm is shattered by a man Toby admits one quiet night. Delirious and in critical condition for a possible viral infection of the brain, he barely responds to treatment...and then he disappears without a trace. But before Toby can find her missing patient, a second case occurs, revealing a chilling twist:...

The Dark Half
Stephen King

Thad Beaumont would like to say he is innocent.
He'd like to say he has nothing to do with the series of monstrous murders that keep coming closer to his home.
He'd like to say he has nothing to do with the twisted imagination that produced his bestselling novels.
He'd like to say he has nohthing to do with the voice on the phone uttering its obscene threats and demanding total...

Rose Madder
Stephen King

Roused by a single drop of blood on the bedsheet, Rosie Daniels wakes up from fourteen yeras of a nightmare marriage to the chilling realisation that one of these days her husband, Norman, is going to kill her. Or worse still, he isn't.
Taking her husband's credit card, Rosie suddenly takes flight, determined to lose herself in a place where Norman won't find her. She'll worry about the rest...

Herskab og tjenestefolk
John Hawkesworth

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very very very large and startling...

Howard's End
E. M. Forster

Den Ægyptiske Dommer 3: Vesirens retfærdighed
Christian Jacq

The Enchantment of Lily Dahl
Siri Hustvedt

Lily Dahl is a heroine of the old-school: tough, beautiful and brave. A nineteen-year-old waitress and aspiring actress living in Webster, Minnesota, she becomes enchanted by an exotic outsider - an artist from New York. Drawn into a world of erotic advetures, she finds herself the target of mysterious acts of madness as she strains against the confines of small town...

Jorden i munden
Carsten Jensen

Jorden i munden er fortællingen om en ung mands første møde med det fremmede:
Thomas er i Indien og havde håbet, at denne rejse til en ny verden også ville have gjort det muligt for ham at få ophævet den adskillelse, han altid har følt, der er mellem ham og omverdenen.
Men mødet med alt det ukendte, farverne, lugtene, kønnet, udvikler sig skræmmende anderledes, end han...

What I Loved
Siri Hustvedt

Forestilling om det tyvende århundrede
Peter Høegh

Peer Gynt
Henrik Ibsen

Af en astmatisk kritikers bekendelser
Carsten Jensen

En personlig beretning om litteraturen og livet og den ubestemmelige skillelinje imellem dem: om barndom og mørkeangst og en læsers tilblivelse; om impulsen til at skrive; om ord, der forpligter, og som man også kan brænde sig på; om kritik og gammeldags begreb som ansvar, moral og sandhed; om kærlighed, venskab og andre erfaringer; om opbrud og nye begyndelser og om vigtigheden af at kunne...

A Son of the Circus
John Irving

Den Ægyptiske Dommer 2: Ørkenens lov
Christian Jacq

Delayed Diagnosis
Gwen Hunter

When ER doctor Rhea Lynch returns to Dawkins County hospital from holiday she is dismayed to discover her best friend near death and unable to communicate. The official diagnosis: a paralysing stroke. Despite the woman's family's attempts to keep her away, Rhea is determined to make her own diagnosis. After a surreptitious examination, she is confronted by a hideous truth.
Then, to Rhea's...

Den Ægyptiske Dommer 1: Den skændede pyramide
Christian Jacq

A Widow for One Year
John Irving

Twenty years after The World According to Garp, John Irving gives us a new novel about a family marked by tragedy. At its centre stands Ruth Cole: a complex, often self-contradictory character - a "difficult" woman. By no means is she conventionally "nice," but she will never be forgotten. At the age of forty-one, she is about to fall in love for the first time.
Richly comic, as well...

John Irving

Æblemostreglementet er historien om dr. Wilbur Larch, grundlægger og leder af et kombineret fødselshospital og børnehjem, der i begyndelsen af århundret hjælper unge kvinder, der er "kommet i vanskeligheder".
Men Æblemostreglementet er især historien om Homer Wells, det barn dr. Larch aldrig fik bortadopteret og som han har udset til sin efterfølger. Homer gribes af...

En bøn for Owen Meany (bind 2)
John Irving

John Irving

En rigtig Irving-roman om den 28-årige Fred (Bogus) Trumpers problemer med sit urinrør, sin ekskone og elskerinde, sin far og sit øvrige...

Hotel New Hampshire
John Irving

Trying to Save Piggy Sneed
John Irving

Here is a treat for John Irving addicts and a perfect introduction to his work for the uninitiated. In his spirited opening piece, Irving explains how he became a writer: "A fiction writer's memory is an especially imperfect provider of detail; we can always imagine a better detail than the one we can remember. The correct detail is rarely exactly what happened; the most truthful detail is what...

The 158-Pound Marriage
John Irving

Serverin Winter is not the man to take things lightly. His loving, like his wrestling, is decidedly heavyweight...a fact not lost on Utch, a lovely Viennese lady whose husband is (literally) rather taken by the delicate Edith, Severin's underweight wife.
A bizarre ménage à quatre is the result of these convoluted desires as the author blends farce and tragedy with astonishing...

Med bind for øjnene
Siri Hustvedt

Stygge Krumpen 1
Thit Jensen

Der er frodighed og varme og myldrende liv i Thit Jensens store roman om Danmark i katolicismens forfaldstid i begyndelsen af 1500-tallet.
Et sandt opbud af historiske personer fylkes om hovedpersonen, Stygge Krumpen, der sætter sig som mål at rense den katolske kirke for uværdige gøremål og kirkens tjenere for syndige laster. Hans morbor er Børglum-bispen Niels Stygge, der bestemt...

Picture This
Joseph Heller


Across the River and Into the Trees
Ernest Hemingway

In the fall of 1948 Hemingway spent several months in Italy on his first extended visit to that country in thirty years. His reacquaintance with Venice, a city he loved, provided the inspiration for Across the River and Into the Trees, the poignant story of the war-ravaged American colonel Richard Cantwell and his love for a young Italian countess during the Second World War. The last of...

To Have and Have Not
Ernest Hemingway

A novel of rum-running between Cuba and Key West in the thirties - creating in the durable Harry Morgan one of the most remarkable of Hemingway's...

Susan Hinton

Til jord skal du blive
Tami Hoag

Undskyld. Det ene ord var skrevet hen over spejlet. Foran det hang kroppen af Andy Fallon - strisser ved Minneapolis' afdeling for interne sager. Var det selvmord eller en tragisk ulykke? Hvordan man end så på det, så forelå der i hvert fald ikke en forbrydelse. Undersøgelsen var en formalitet, som Sam Kovac fra drabsafdelingen ikke ser frem til. Han har ikke lsyt til at tilbringe mere tid...

Alice Hoffman

I mere end hundrede år har den lille by Haddan i Massachusetts været delt i to lejre, næsten som om der gik en usynlig linie gennem byen, med de lokale på den ene side og dem der går på den berømte Haddan School på den anden. Indtil to nye elever og en ny lærerinde begynder på skolen.
De to femtenårige, Arlin og August, er lige utilpassede og finder hurtigt sammen i et tæt...

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
Paul Hoffman

Paul Erdös was one of the most prolific and eccentric mathematicians of our time, a man who possessed unimaginable powers of thought yet was unable to manage some of the simplest daily tasks. For more than two decades he lived out of two tattered suitcases, crisscrossing four continents at a frenzied pace, chasing mathematical problems in pursuit of lasting beauty and ultimate truth.

Hanne Vibeke Holst

A Long Way Down
Nick Hornby

Stygge Krumpen 2
Thit Jensen

Den lukkede bog
Jette A. Karsbøl

How to be Good
Nick Hornby

Khaled Hosseini

James Joyce

Kari Hotakainen

Matti Virtanen er omkring fyrre. Han elsker sin kone og sin datter og opfatter sig selv som en frontsoldat, på hjemmefronten. Når han kommer hjem, er det ham, som tager sig af rengøringen, madlavningen og barnet. Han elsker fred og ro, rockmusik og løbeture. Han drikker, og han forstår sig på kvinder.
Men som så mange andre mænd oplever han, at det, han gør for familien, alligevel...

Les Misérables
Victor Hugo


The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Victor Hugo

The setting of this extraordinary historical novel is medieval Paris: a city of vividly intermingled beauty and grotesquerie, surging with violent life under the twin towers of its greatest structure and supreme symbol, the cathedral of Notre-Dame.
Against this background, Victor Hugo unfolds the haunting drama of Quasimodo, the monstrous hunchback; Esmeralda, the gypsy dancer; and Claude...

Keri Hulme

Legender og Fortællinger i udvalg
Selma Lagerlöf

The Lay of the Land
Richard Ford

Critical Judgement
Michael Palmer

The emergency room doors burst open...the terror begins<br> In the tiny town of Patience, California, newcomer Dr. Abby Dolan has noticed a frightening syndrome among her emergency room patients. It begins with a baffling, seeming minor set of symptomps, but builds relentlessly until it pluges its victims into insance, murderous rages.<br> As she search for clues to this deadly...

Tove Ditlevsen

Lev stærkt - dø ung
Willard Motley

Ingen skal skrive min gravskrift
Willard Motley

Jim Morrison

Den Amerikanske Nat
Jim Morrison

Løgn og Trolddom - 2
Elsa Morante

Et forrygende festfyrværkeri, en mesterligt blandet cocktail af en mildest talt utraditionel 1800-tals slægtsroman, en stormfuld kærlighedsroman og en absurd eventyrroman om riddere og damer udi egen fantasi, hvis skæbner fletter sig ind i hinanden i et spil, hvor A elsker B, som elsker C, som elsker D, som elsker sig selv, A eller B, men aldrig - ret længe i hvert fald - C, og hvor den...

Løgn og Trolddom - 1
Elsa Morante

Løgn og trolddom er Elsa Morantes gennembrudsroman, der skaffede hende Viareggio-prisen og af mange betrages som hendes hovedværk.
Løgn og trolddom er en utraditionel 1800-tals slægtsroman, og fortælleren er Elisa, der hører til yngste generation i familien. Hun fortæller om sine bedsteforældre. Deres ægteskab var en mesalliance mellem en adelige ødeland og en...

Arturos ø
Elsa Morante

Arturo vokser op alene sammen med sin far på en lille ø uden for Napoli og lever for sig selv i en verden uden skole, normer og tider. 14 år gammel bryder hans sorgløse virkelighedsbillede sammen, da hans far en dag kommer hjem og har giftet sig igen med den kun 16 år gamle Nunziata.
Romanen skildrer i en sær blanding af fantasi og realisme drengens udvikling fra barndommen,...

The Knife man
Wendy Moore

Oscar Wao & hans korte og forunderlige liv
Junot Díaz

Stupid White men
Michael Moore

Man gjorde et barn fortræd
Tove Ditlevsen

A Fine Balance
Rohinton Mistry

Set in mid-1970s India, A Fine Balance is a subtle and compelling narrative about four unlikely characters who come together in circumstances no one could have foreseen soon after the government declares a "State of Internal Emergency". It is a breathtaking achievement: panoramic yet humane, intensely political yet rich with local detail; and, above all, compulsively...

Sindrig smerte
Andrew Miller

Boy in the Water
Stephen Dobyns

Jim Hawthorne, the new head of this failing school for troubled teenagers, is determined to save it from closure. Partly because he believes in it - despite his friend's warnings. And partly to exorcize his guilt from a terrible tragedy in his past. But he finds his problems are far greater than controlling disruptive pupils. The staff are secretive, watchful - as if they are frightened of...

Sorte Huller
Ib Michael

Rejsen til det grønne firben
Ib Michael

Ib Michael

Den 12-årige Malte er på sommerferie på Strandgården i Nordsjælland. Her bruger han det meste af tiden på at samle muslingeskaller og drømme om havet.
En dag driver en gammel mahognikiste op på stranden og i den ligger det velbevarede lig af en sømand, der viser sig at være Maltes skytsengel. Dette er indledningen til en fortælling om lykkelig og ulykkelig, forbudt kærlighed, et...

The Man in the High Castle
Philip K. Dick

Hey Nostrademus
Douglas Coupland

Kilroy Kilroy
Ib Michael

Bogen som blev forfatterens gennembrudsroman handler om manden der blev fundet drivende bevidstløst i Stillehavet uden erindring om hvem han var, og som af de indfødte bringes tilbage til livet. Han kalder sig Kilroy. Bliver japansk jagerpilot, oplever Hiroshimabombningen å sin krop, kommer til USA, Kina og Tibet. En eventyrlig færd gennem de sidste 50 års...

The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Agatha Christie

With impeccable timing Hercule Poirot, the renowned Belgian detective, marks his dramatic entrance on to the English crime stage.
Recently, there had been some strange goings on at Styles St Mary. Evelyn, constant companion to old Mrs Inglethorp, had stormed out of the house muttering something about "a lot of sharks". And with her, something indefinable had gone from the atmosphere. her...

Malerens døtre
Anna-Karin Palm

I 1990'ernes Stockholm modtager en kvinde et maleri, afsendt af en ukendt englænderinde. Billedet er malet af den mand, der mange år tidligere forlod kvinden og deres fælles børn. For Maria og hendes bror bliver det anledningen til at starte den opsporing, de ikke tidligere har haft mod til at foretage. De rejser til England og følger i malerens fodspor i håb om at løse barndommens...

Setting Free the Bears
John Irving

Kammerat Napoleon
George Orwell

George Orwell

The year 1984 is finally upon us, and George Orwell's prophetic, nightmare vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "Negative Utopia" - a starlingly original and powerful novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four...

Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. An American lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.
With tension mounting, detective Hercule Poirot comes up with not one, but two solutions to the...

The ABC Murders
Agatha Christie

There's a serial killer on the loose. His macabre calling-card? To leave the ABC Railway Guide beside each victim's body. But if A is for Alice Ascher, bludgeoned to death in Andover, and B is for Betty Bernard, strangled with her belt on the beach at Bexhill, the who will Victim C be?
Hercule Poirot is intrigued by this murderer's mind. Something just doesn't ring true about a psychopath...

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Agatha Christie

Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Now, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose.
But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish the letter, he was stabbed to...

Kaos og ikke-elefanter
Morten Colding-Jørgensen

Hvordan kan vi overskue komplekse systemer - det moderne samfund, vejret, en stresset arbejdsplads, miljøet eller sygdomsudviklingen? Og hvordan kan nogle se orden og system, hvor andre ser kaos?
De seneste års kaosforskning - mere præcist ikke-lineær dynamik - giver svaret. Dens resultater er ikke begrænset til forskernes universe men rækker helt ud i vores daglige...

Johannes Møllehave

Populærmusik fra Vittula
Mikael Niemi

Matti og hans ven Niila vokser op i 1960'erne i landsbyen Vittula tæt ved den svensk-finske grænse i den yderste afkrog i Sverige. Den moderne tid kommer kun langsomt til deres egn, og de lokale holder stædigt fast i stolte traditioner som brutal armlægning, langtidsophold i kogende saunaer og sanseløst druk.
De to drenge opdager sammen rockmusikken, der kommer til dem som en...

Pelle Erobreren III: Den store Kamp
Martin Andersen Nexø

Pelle Erobreren II: Læreaar
Martin Andersen Nexø

Pelle Erobreren I
Martin Andersen Nexø

Ditte Menneskebarn 2
Martin Andersen Nexø

Ditte Menneskebarn 1
Martin Andersen Nexø

Robin Cook

VJ was a blessing: the cherished second son of research sientis Dr Victor Frank.
But VJ was not normal. Something has happened to him. Something unspeakable. Something that turned a quiet ten-year-old into an unctrollable genius.
The first deaths were a warning. But Dr Frank was no longer in control. In creating the son of his dreams, he head unleashed the ultimate...

Et hus til mr. Biswas
V. S. Naipaul

Mr. Biswas' livslange drøm er at få sit eget hus. Født ved midnat og med fødderne først bliver han modtaget med skepsis af sin overtroiske familie, og fra starten må han kæmpe hårdt for at finde fodfæste i verden. Som ganske ung mister han sin far (og bebrejdes, hvad ikke er helt rimeligt, hans død), og da han gifter sig med Shama Tulsi, er de af økonomiske årsager nødt til at leve...

Paven af Indien
Ib Michael

Alt han har mistet - navn, titler, besiddelser.
Don Felipe er inkaprins, fordrevet til en landsby i Andesbjergne. Han har set sit folk bukke under for de spanske erobreres grusomhed og medbragte sygdomme. Nu er hans egen tid ved at rinde ud, og han beslutter at skrive til Kongen af Spanien, en appel om at gribe ind før det er for sent. Det bliver et brev på over tusind illustrerede sider,...

Ib Michael

Kejserfortællingen er en fantastisk roman om en rejse gennem tiden og rummet, strækkende sig over 2200 år fra den første kejser af Kinas æra til New York og Folkerepublikken Kina et sted i 1990erne.
Handlingens røde tråd skabes af spændingen mellem romanens tre nøglefigurer: Kejserens kriger Mashiant, den moderne eventyrer Travers og hans ukendte datter...

Flagermusens landsby
Dario Fo

Dario Fos dramatiske virke begyndte, helt bogstaveligt, i det små, i det barnlilge. Og det er barndomslandets tæppe, der knyttes med denne erindringsbogs tråde. Nogle stritter, andre forbindes, nogle er korte, andre lange - men den røde tråd er "det skæve".
Erindringerne om sigøjnere, plattenslagere og cirkusartister, om jernbanearbejdere, soldater og embedsmænd, om forelskelser,...

How to Be a Canadian
Will & Ian Ferguson

When Will Ferguson ran into Margaret Atwood at a bookstore opening, he never imagined she would give him the idea for his next book. But when Atwood suggested he follow up his runaway best-seller Why I Hate Canadians with a tongue-in-check "guidebook for newcomers on how to be Canadian", Will thought it was a swll idea, and he quickly recruited his brother Ian, comedy writer and creator of...

I morgen er det slut
Christiane F.

I to måneder dedikerede Christiane F. hver eneste detalje i sin chokerende karriere til en båndoptager.
Hvordan hun hver dag efter skoletid trækker som narkoluder på visse strøg i Berlin for at skaffe penge til stof, og hvordan hun fører et farligt dobbeltliv for ikke at blive opdaget.
I efterdønningerne af ungdomsoprøret var udgivelsen af I morgen er det slut et chok for...

The Way the Crow Flies
Ann-Marie MacDonald

Camilla Läckberg

Camilla Läckberg

Flags in the Dust
William Faulkner

Morgan Llywelyn

The Sound and the Fury
William Faulkner

One of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in American literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black...

Main Street
Sinclair Lewis

Ikke uden min datter
Betty Mahmoody

Det, Betty Mahmoody og hendes datter Mahtob troede var en to ugers ferie i Iran, ender som et mareridt.
Hendes iranske mand, Moody, vil ikke tilbage til USA, men holder dem begge som gidsler i Iran - et land, hvor kvinder ikke har nogen rettigheder og hvor man hader og foragter amerikanerne.
Betty gennemlevede et rædselsvækkende mareridt, hvor hendes mand og hans slægt forsøgte at...

It Can't Happen Here
Sinclair Lewis

The only one of Sinclair Lewis's latest novels to match the power of Main street, Babbit, and Arrowsmith, it Can't Happen Here is an alarming, eerily timeless work. The Chicago Tribune described the book as "written at white heat", for Lewis was outraged as he created it, tormented by Hitler's aggression, the murderous events in Franco's Spain, and nationalism rising...

This Perfect Day
Ira Levin

Suspense, love and adventure break through in a horrifying computer-controlled world. A world where sex is programmed weekly, where monthly treaments keep people docile, and where everyone is scheduled to die at the age of sixty-two, for efficieny.
How LiRM35M4419 (the hero of this book) comes into conflict with the forces that control this world makes hair-standing and spell-binding...

Rosemary's Baby
Ira Levin

Cause Celeb
Helen Fielding

Disillusioned by her glitzy life in London and her desirable but cruel TV-presenter boyfriend, Rosie Richardson chucks it all in and spends four years running a refugee camp in Africa. Then famine strikes in a nearby province and an influx of starving refugees threatens to overwhelm the camp. Frustrated by the cautious response of the aid agencies, Rosie decides on a drastic short-term solution....

Olivia Joules
Helen Fielding

Madame Bovary
Gustave Flaubert

Emma Rouault leaves her father to marry Charles Bovary, an insignificant local doctor, and to live among the bourgeoisie of Yonville. An ardent devourer of sentimental novels, Emma fills her head with fantastic notions of gallantry and high romance, which she soon finds lacking in her dull husband.
Disillusioned and frustrated she finds solace in a tempestuous love affair with the local...

Cuba Libre
Elmore Leonard

On a hot night in Havana Harbor, U.S. marines sleep on the deck of the USS Maine as the sound of rumba music drifts across the water. Then, in a flash, the Maine is blown to pieces. Now a bloody carnaval of war, nations, and schemers is exploding on the dusty, sugar-rich island some dared call Cuba Libre.
Welcome to Cuba, 1898 - where the insurrectos are in the hills,...

Absolute Friends
John le Carré

For mit barns skyld
Betty Mahmoody

Ikke uden min datter skildrede Betty Mahmoodys dramatiske flugt med datteren Mahtob fra sin iranske ægtemands familie i Teheran.
For mit barns skyld er Betty Mahmoodys egen beretning om, hvad der skete efter at de var nået i sikkerhed i Tyrkiet, og om hvordan de i flere år måtte leve i konstant frygt for hævn fra den iranske...

Gør mig levende igen
Kerstin Ekman

Centralt i romanen står den litteraturstuderende Sigge, som lever fuldstændig opslugt af sine litterær interesser, indtil hun en dag finder nogle gamle bøger, der viser sig at være kommenterede mødereferate fra en afdød Johan Krylunds samtalegruppe i 1930-40erne.
En fredelig og humanistisk gruppe mænd, hvis våben mod den tiltagende oprustning og generelle råhed var at insistere på...

Kejserens atlas
Ib Michael

I årtier har Gunvor Winther været organist i den lokale kirke. Kejserens atlas tager sin begyndelse den dag orgelet bliver taget ned, og Gunvor oplever sin gamle arbejdsplads forsvinde. Hjemme spiller hun videre på et tegnet klaviatur, hun har fremstillet i pap for fortsat at kunne hengive sig til den musik, der har betydet så meget for hende.
Gunvor Winthers tvillingesønner Kim...

Brødrene Karamazon (Bind 2)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Ib Melchior

Ian McEwan

Enkemanden George havde gjort det klart, at der ikke ville blive nogen mindegudstjeneste. Han ønskede ikke at se Mollys tre forhenværende elsker udveksle blikke, mens han selv holdt tale. To af dem er tilmed venner. Vernon Halliday er chefredaktør ved dagbladet The Judge, og Clive Linley er en berømt komponist. De forenes i fælles afsky for den tredje af Mollys elskere, den højreorienterede...

Colleen McCullough

The Church of Dead Girls
Stephen Dobyns

One by one, three teenage girls are abducted from a small American town. The only trace of them is their clothes returned, washed, ironed and neatly folded. With each disappearance suspicion spreads among the townsfolk, initially falling on anyone "different" - the college Marxist group, the gay community - but soon extending to friends and neighbours, even the narrator himself. As panic grips...

The Virus Hunters
McCormic & Fischer-Hoch

E. L. Doctorow

Gennem en pæn gennemsnitsfamilie med far, mor og barn tegner Ragtime et levende billede af årene 1902-14, en tid, hvor det Amerika, vi kender i dag, var ved at tage form.
Det var dengang Henry Ford opfandt samlebåndet, de første arbejderdemonstrationer blev nedkæmpet af militæret - og filmindustriens boom tog fart. Ropert Peary nåede Nordpolen, udbryderkongen Houdini blev...

E. L. Doctorow

Tilhører man den samme aldersklasse som forfatteren og har gennemlevet nogenlunde de samme erfaringer om end på andre præmisser, er bekendtskabet med Verdensudstilling en lang række af genkendelser. Det var sådan, usensationelt, men alligevel mirakuløst fra det første luftskibs ankomst til de rædselsfulde øjeblikke under ætermasken, da der var blindtarmen, det gjaldt. Og...

Contes du jour et de la nuit
Guy de Maupassant

En 1884, lorsqu'il publie les Contes, Maupassant est devenu un homme riche et un auteur comblé. Mais il n'a rien perdu de l'agressivité qui lui faisait naguère écrire à Flaubert: "Je trouve que 93 a été doux... Il faut supprimer les classes dirigeantes aujourd'hui comme alors, et noyer les beaux messierus crétins avec les belles dames catins."
Il n'y a pas que de crétins et...

Anne Marie Ejrnæs

Kærlighedsroman sort og hvid, mand og kvinde, Afrika og Danmark. Maria møder sorgen og kærligheden i Afrika.
Romanen "fører os derind, hvor tingene sker - i brændpunktet for en civilisation under forvandling. Det er en roman, man bliver både klogere og mere ulykkelig af at læse. Og man finder ikke det i den, man troede, man søgte. Det er blandt andet det, Marias historie handler...

The Piano Tuner
Daniel Mason

On a misty London afternoon in 1886, piano tuner Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the War Office: he must leave his wife, and his quiet life in London, to travel to the jungles of Burma to tune a rare 1840 Erard grand piano. The piano belongs to Surgeon-Major Anthony Carroll, an enigmatic British officer, whose success at making peace in the war-torn Shan States is legendary, but whose...

Brødrene Karamazov (Bind 1)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Possessed
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

In The Possessed, Stavrogin and Verkhovensky dabble in radical politics - with tragic results for an entire town as fanticism brings robbery, arson, and murder.
As for Stavrogin, his political passion is more of a possession by demons that makes him destroy others as well as himself.
This rich story mirrors the turmoil of nineteenth-century Russia as Dostoyevsky denounces both...

A Star Called Henry
Roddy Doyle

Born in the Dublin slums of 1902, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer and settler of scores. Henry Smart has to grow up fast. By the time he can walk he's out robbing and begging.
Often cold and always hungry, but a prince of the streets. By Easter Monday 1916, he's fourteen years old and already six-foot-two, a soldier in the Irish Citizen Army. A year later he's ready to die for...

Necessary Evil
David Dun

During a savage snowstorm, a private jet slams into the rugged California high country. In its wake lies a litter of twisted fuselage, mangled corpses...and enough infectious toxins to wipe out most of humanity.
Two people - an expert mountaineer and a female FBI agent - find the wreckage and its hazardous contents. Now they're the target of a dangerous enemy that will kill to keep a...

Liza Marklund

Liza Marklund

Asyl er den sande og gribende fortsættelse til Forelskede sig til et mareridt.
De sidste år i Sverige lever de isoleret, skjult og stadig mere desperate. Marias voldelige eksmand finder dem gang på gang. I efteråret 1994...

Dommeren og hans Bøddel
Friedrich Dürenmatt

Bør mord betragtes som et udtryk for individets frihed? Det hævder den samfundsfarlige, mystiske Gastmann, som den gamle, syge kriminalkommisær Bärlach i mange år forgæves har søgt at uskadeliggøre.
En dag finder man en politimand dræbt i sin vogn et øde sted i Jurabjergne - og så tager Bölach fat. Kun assisteret af en ung kollega kommer han på sporet af både morderen og en...

The Clerkenwell Tales
Peter Ackroyd

The scene is London, in 1399. It is the last year of the fourteenth century, and there is talk of an apocalypse. Richard II is on the throne, yet strange signs and portents are troubling the latter part of his reign. By the side of the River Fleet in Clerkenwell the people are restless, disenchanted with the church and their King.
The streets of London are rife with rumour, heresy, espionage...