Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. ... A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beats. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.
First published in 1954, "Lord of the Flies" is one of the most celebrates and widely read of modern ...|
Winner of "The Nobel Prize" in literature - Orhan Pamuk. Author of "My Name Is Red" and "The Museum of Innocence". ... "A Strangeness in my Mind" is a novel Orhan Pamuk has worked on for six years. It is the story of boza-seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul.
In the four decades between 1969 and 2012, Mevlut works a number of different jobs on the streets of Istanbul, from selling yoghurt and cooked rice, to guarding a car park. He observes many different kinds of people thronging the streets, he watches most of the ...|
1842. A young Richard Burton sails out to India with the East India Company. On arrival it is obvious, as his local servant narrates, that Burton is different than the other soldiers in the Raj, eager to explore the languages and haunts of the locals rather than staying in camp.
"The Collector of Worlds" then follows Burton’s travels around the Middle East and Africa, again narrated by the people around him: the Ottoman governor of the Hijaz, who is conducting an enquiry into Burton’s journey to the holy places, and the former African slave who guides Burton to Lake Tanganyika. Driven by a potent combination ...|