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Do You Think What You Think You Think? 1. Baggini Julian : Do You Think What You Think You Think?  , 2012  г.

Is your brain ready for a thorough philosophical health check? Really, it won't hurt a bit... Is what you believe coherent and consistent? Or is it a jumble of contradictions? If you could design yourself a God, what would He (or She, or It) be like? Can you spot the logical flaw in an argument (even if it's hiding from you)? And how will you fare on the tricky terrain of ethics when your taboos a... дальше >>
The Luminaries 2. Catton Eleanor : The Luminaries  , 2014  г.

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery... дальше >>
The Sisters Brothers 3. DeWitt Patrick : The Sisters Brothers  , 2011  г.

Oregon, 1851. Eli and Charlie Sisters, notorious professional killers, are on their way to California to kill a man named Hermann Kermit Warm. On the way, the brothers have a series of unsettling and violent experiences in the Darwinian landscape of Gold Rush America. Charlie makes money and kills anyone who stands in his way; Eli doubts his vocation and falls in love. And they bicker a lot. Then ... дальше >>
Words Will Break Cement. The Passion of Pussy Riot 4. Gessen Masha : Words Will Break Cement. The Passion of Pussy Riot  , 2014  г.

On February 21st 2012, five members of an obscure feminist post-punk collective called Pussy Riot staged a performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Dressed in their trademark brightly coloured dresses and balaclavas, the women performed their song 'Punk Prayer - Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!' in front of the altar. The performance lasted only 40 seconds but it resulted in two-ye... дальше >>
May We Be Forgiven 5. Homes A. : May We Be Forgiven  , 2013  г.

Harry is a Richard Nixon scholar who leads a quiet, regular life; his brother George is a high-flying TV producer, with a murderous temper.They have been uneasy rivals since childhood.Then one day George loses control so extravagantly that he precipitates Harry into an entirely new life. In May We Be Forgiven, Homes gives us a darkly comic look at 21st century domestic life - at individual lives s... дальше >>
Splithead 6. Rabinowich Julya : Splithead  , 2011  г.

When 7-year-old Mischka and her Russo-Jewish family flee the oppresive regime of the USSR for the freedom of Vienna, her world seems to divide neatly in two: there`s life as she knew it before, and life as she must re-learn it now. But even as she`s busy dressing her new Barbie doll, perfecting her German, and gorging on fresh fruit, Mischka is aware that there`s part of her that can never escape ... дальше >>
Absurdistan 7. Shteyngart Gary : Absurdistan  , 2008  г.

Meet Misha Vainberg, aka Snack Daddy, a 325-pound disaster of a human being, son of the 1,238th richest man in Russia and proud holder of a degree in multicultural studies from Accidental College, USA. Misha is an American impounded in a Russian's body and the only place he feels at home is New York; he just wants to live in the South Bronx with his Latina girlfriend, but after his gangster father... дальше >>
Super Sad True Love Story 8. Shteyngart Gary : Super Sad True Love Story  , 2011  г.

In a very near future a functionally illiterate America is about to collapse. But don't tell that to poor Lenny Abramov, proud author of what may well be the world's last diary. Despite his job at an outfit called 'Post-Human Services', which attempts to provide immortality for its super-rich clientele, death is clearly stalking this cholesterol-rich morsel of a man. And why shouldn't it? Lenny's ... дальше >>
Chattering: Stories 9. Stern Louise : Chattering: Stories  , 2005  г.

An extraordinary debut collection of stories, which reveal how the world looks when you're young, hip, wild, and deaf Louise Stern's stories are peopled with brave young girls, out to party, travel the world, go a little bit wild. The one thing that marks them out from their peers is that they have grown up deaf. They communicate with the outside world via a complicated mixture of sign language, l... дальше >>

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