Worldly Literature in 2015: summary so far

Here will be a summary of books (sorted by author’s countries) that I read so far in 2015 and some that I have in my current pile. Feel free to comment, if you have some suggestions for books for me.

I have made two challenges: one is more Poland oriented (but nobody said you can’t read books/comics from other countries), one is about reading literature from across the world (Around the World: A to Z 2015).

I only read 19 books so far this year, so far (not counting comics) from 9 countries. Six more countries on my list. I owned only 2 books (e-books), the rest was borrowed from libraries. Continue reading to see the list and my short opinion on each book.

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Forever… young…

Back in the days, 80s & 90s, a song titled “Forever Young” by German band Alphaville was very popular. When the song was first released (1984) I didn’t even go to school yet, but I still remember the song from my teenage years.

The song has a really catch refrain:

Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever, forever and ever?

The song is not exactly about youth, it’s about Cold War. If you aren’t sure what’s that, check it. Looks like the history is repeating again…

I didn’t want to write about war, actually. The song just came back to me while watching a TV series. A TV series with a “forever young” character.

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Almost Human review

Almost HumanRecently I finished watching Almost Human series. It’s a USA police/crime show set in 2048. The main heroes are a detective not fond of technology and androids (John Kennex, front), set with an android partner (Dorian, right).

Although its set in future, the series relies on the well known buddy-cop format, where two detectives with opposite character or background work alongside each other. Just like in the 48 Hrs., Beverly Hills Cop films which I watched as a kid/teen. There are also buddy-cop TV series, like Common Law, where a pair of clashing detectives (but still they were the best) are sent for a pair therapy. It was Common Law, where I noticed for the first time (I think) Michael Ealy, the actor playing part of the android.

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