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Written by Antoinette van Spaandonk   
Friday, 11 February 2005
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The name of the rose by Umberto Eco

A historic novel about the murders that take place in a monastry and which are connected to a secret library with 'forbidden' books. The book is greatly written and breathes the atmosphere of the monastry. It is full of suspense and makes you think about the way people determine what is right or wrong to read (and how misguided they can be). A must for all book lovers.

Imprimatur by Monaldi & Sorti

A historic novel about the intrigues in Europe around 1700 when the Turks tried to invade Vienna and didn't succeed. Played the french king a part in that game? And what about pope Innocentius XI? What were his real motives when ruling the Vatican? The novel is set in an inn were strange things happen which are linked to the events mentioned above. The novel is written really well in a somewhat slow pace which reminds of earlier days. Is very well documented and researched.

Secretum by Monaldi & Sorti

This is the second book of this writers duo and is situated in Rome in 1700. The king of Spain is dying and the pope is als sick. A conclave is being prepared and who will succeed to the throne of Spain. Abt Melani is present again to do some investigations on his own, being a special agent for the king of France. Again a marvellous novell which is very well documented and reseached which breathes the sphere of ancient times. This is part 2 in a 7 books series. Looking forward to the rest!!!

The curious incident of the dog in the night by Mark Haddon

A beautiful book about an autistic boy who decides to solve the mistery of the dog which is stabbed to death and write a book about it. The novel takes you into the mind of an autistic child and gives a good view of how autistism feels. I thought it was a really moving book.

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