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“Metro 2033” by Dimitry Glukhovsky

posted on 2011-01-23 by Michał Burzyński , comments(0)

 

   Metro 2033 is a fantasy novel written by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. The book first appeared online in 2002 and has later become an interactive experiment, drawing in thousands of readers from around Russia. In 2005 it was printed by an established publisher and has become a nationwide bestseller.  A book deal was not long in coming and with a videogame adaptation soon after, Metro 2033’s extraordinary success seems fated to continue.                                                       

After the nuclear holocaust the humanity is extinct. Only few survivors found a shelter in the Moscow subway system. About 100 stations became each one a city-state with their own ideology, alliances and wars. However, flesh-eating mutants known as Dark Ones also dwell in the tunnels making contact and travel dangerous.

“The Mask” by Stanisław Lem

posted on 2011-01-23 by Aleksandra Dec , comments(0)

 

When all your life is a mystery… And the only feeling you have is a hesitation of who you are… When your destiny must be confronted with your emotions… World between technological advanced reality and feudalism. An insect-shaped robot is sent with a mission of killing a scientist called Arrhodes.

 

In the first part you can see the robot in a disguise of a beautiful woman, who knows nothing about her origin and true life. The beginning that it remembers is darkness and cold flames. After it wakes up, it realizes that it is a participant of a ball, where nobody knows it. No one besides the King. Everything looks so familiar to the creature but it feels there like a stranger.

Chronicles of Narnia

posted on 2011-01-22 by Aleksandra Szymanek , comments(0)

 

I suppose that almost everyone knows the story about the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. But to the rest of people, that haven’t seen it yet I’ll shortly summarize the “Chronicles of Narnia”. This is the story about four kids who find a secret entrance to fantasy land called Narnia.

 

They get to know the inhabitants of this mystery world and even make friends there. I won’t tell you how it ends because of obvious reasons, but you might be sure that there is a war between the good and the bad.

 

The Children of Húrin

posted on 2010-10-15 by Veselina Nikolova , comments(0)

 

     It was called the new book of J. R.R. Tolkien in 2007 but Narn i ChînHúrin, The tale of the children of Húrinis one of the oldest stories written about the Middle Earth, many years before The Lord of the Rings came out in this world.  Tolkien wrote an epic poem called The Lay of Children of Húrin in 1910s which in the course of the time was revised many times and never finished.  In this book, however, you will find a completed version.

 

If you have read The Silmarilion and The Unfinished Tales, you would not be much surprised reading the new edition of the tale, but in my opinion the tragic life of Túrin Turambarand Niënor Níniel, really deserves to have its own covers and to be published as an independent book, without interruptions, from the beginning till the end.

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