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De grote Lundia kast in de huiskamer van mijn ouderlijk huis bevatte genoeg materiaal om even zoet mee te zijn. Zo las ik bijvoorbeeld De waanzinnige veertiende eeuw van Barbara Tuchman en de Het prive-leven van Mao (onthuld door zijn lijfarts Li Zhisui). Maar het meest dankbaar ben ik voor mijn kennismaking met de wereld van SciFi/Fantasy via oa deze werken:

Dune - Frank Herbert
Gepubliceerd 1990-09-01 • 898 pagina's

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem. Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece…

  • Fiction

I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
Gepubliceerd 1999 • 160 pagina's

Robert Neville is the last living man on earth ... but he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville¿s blood. By day he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for …

  • Horror tales

Zoals veel mensen had ook ik een Stephen King fase, dus die mag uiteraard niet ontbreken. Twijfel tussen deze en The Stand. En Misery. En Carrie. En Pet Semetary. Argh, zoveel goeie werken. Ik kies toch deze, tijdloos en totaal uniek.

The Long Walk - Stephen King
Gepubliceerd 1999 • 370 pagina's

In a futuristic America ruled by ultraconservatives, one hundred of the nation's hardiest boys must endure a five-hundred-mile marathon race known as the Long Walk, a lethal contest of determination and endurance in which each tortured step becomes a harrowing struggle for survival, in order to win fame and fortune. Reissue.

  • Fiction

Later een fase met history

The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
Gepubliceerd 1990 • 1024 pagina's

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read #1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. Look out for the prequel, The Evening and the Morning, coming from Viking in September 2020. “Fol…

  • Fiction

The Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel
Gepubliceerd 2010 • 502 pagina's

Leave 21st century London and go back to Ice Age Europe. Follow Ayla, a Cro-Magnon child who loses her parents in an earthquake and is adopted by a tribe of Neanderthal, the Clan. See how the Clan's wary suspicion is gradually transformed into acceptance of this girl, so different from them, under the guidance of its medicine woman Iza and i…

  • Ayla (Fictitious character)

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Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
Gepubliceerd 2001-05-01 • 304 pagina's

Sink your teeth into the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series—the books that gave life to the Dead and inspired the HBO® original series True Blood. Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Bon Temps, Louisiana. She's quiet, doesn't get out much, and tends to mind her own bus…

  • Fiction

A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin
Gepubliceerd 2005 • 835 pagina's

The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes. Reissue.

  • Fiction

The Last Kingdom - Bernard Cornwell
Gepubliceerd 2006-01-03 • 368 pagina's

In the middle years of the ninth-century, the fierce Danes stormed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom after kingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm remained. And suddenly the fate of all England—and the course of history—depended upon one man, one king. From New York Times bestselling storyteller Ber…

  • Fiction

Fijne reeksen

Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier
Gepubliceerd 2001 • 674 pagina's

A magnificent saga set in the Celtic twilight of 10th century Ireland, when myth was law and magic was a power of nature, brilliantly brought to life: the legendary story of an evil stepmother opposed by a seventh child.

  • Celts

The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Gepubliceerd 1987-05-12 • 904 pagina's

The magical saga of the women behind King Arthur's throne. “A monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends . . . reading it is a deeply moving and at times uncanny experience. . . . An impressive achievement.”—The New York Times Book Review In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through…

  • Fiction
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Non-fictie. Spillover las ik al voor Corona ;-)

Invisible Women - Caroline Criado Perez
Gepubliceerd 2019-03-12 • 432 pagina's

Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into …

  • Business & Economics

Spillover - David Quammen
Gepubliceerd 2013-09-10 • 0 pagina's

A masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerging human diseases, Spillover is “fascinating and terrifying … a real-life thriller with an outcome that affects us all” (Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction). In 2020, the novel coronavirus gripped the world in a global pandemic and led to the death of h…

  • Science