Cultural genre books (130)


Der blinde Masseur : Roman by Catalin Dorian Florescu DE

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
a philosophical book about a man returning from Switzerland to his home country Romania. A book about lies, trust, love and friendship set in the early 2000s.

East of Eden

East of Eden by John Steinbeck EN

Rating: 4     26 Votes
The biblical account of Cain and Abel is echoed in the history of two generations of the Trask family in California.


East of the West : A Country in Stories by Miroslav Penkov EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Collects stories inspired by the author's native Bulgaria, including the tales of a grandson who tries to buy Lenin's corpse on eBay for his grandfather and a boy who meets a cousin every five years on the river that divides their village.


Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Fans of Exciting Times and Convenience Store Woman will devour this funny and original literary debut about the unintentional consequences of anxiety and the relentless pressures of modern life, starring the most unforgettable literary creation since Eleanor Oliphant and Fleabag.


Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe DE

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Den store tragedien om alkymisten og filosofen Faust er en av hjørnesteinenei tysk - og europeisk - litteratur. Det sentrale motivet er pakten Faust har inngått med djevelen: Faust skal få hjelp til å nå alle sine mål, men han skal miste sin sjel til det onde dersom han fristes til å holde fast ved øyeblikket og glemmer sin sannhetssøken og streben etter erkjennelse.


Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
The story of an elemental existence in rural Norway.


Home Home by Lisa Allen-Agostini EN

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Fans of Monday's Not Coming and Girl in Pieces will love this award-winning novel about a girl on the verge of losing herself and the unlikely journey to recovery after she is removed from anything and everyone she knows to be home. Moving from Trinidad to Canada wasn't her idea. But after being hospitalized for depression, her mother sees it as the only option. Now, living with an estranged aunt she barely remembers and dealing with her "troubles" in a foreign country, she feels more lost than ever. Everything in Canada is cold and confusing. No one says hello, no one walks anywhere, and bus ... continue


Homo Deus : by Yuval Noah Harari EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLERSapiensshows us where we came from. Homo Deusshows us where we?re going.Yuval Noah Hararienvisions a near future in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deusexplores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century and beyond - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.It asks the fundamental questions- how can we protect this fragile world from our own destructive power? And what does our future hold?'Homo Deuswill shock you. It will entertain you. It will make you think in ways you had not thought before? Daniel Kahneman


Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami EN

Rating: 3.5     11 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Set in modern-day Morocco, the story of four vastly different Moroccans who illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain chronicles the circumstances that drive them to risk their lives and the rewards that may or may not prove to be worth the danger.