“Call Me By Your Name”

Yes, once again an article about a work by André Aciman. At this point, I could probably rename this blog "The Great André Aciman-Blog" or "The Call Me By Your Name Is Simply Beautiful-Blog". But once again I have to write about this book and the accompanying film, as the time has finally come that … Continue reading “Call Me By Your Name”


“Eight White Nights” by André Aciman

Hey you guys, long time no see, I know. In my head, I wrote about a hundred new blog posts, in reality, I didn't even manage to write a "Happy New Year" post. Well, here it is, only one month late. I wish you all a belated Happy New Year and here is my first … Continue reading “Eight White Nights” by André Aciman

“Murder On The Orient Express” by Agatha Christie

I personally up to this point had never read or even watched anything by Agatha Christie. Sure, I glimpsed the occasional "Miss Marple" on television at home when I grew up, but I never really paid much attention to it, as crime fiction is not really my prime interest. When "Murder On The Orient Express", however, … Continue reading “Murder On The Orient Express” by Agatha Christie

Stephen King’s “It”

It has been exactly 27 years since Stephen King's "It" was first adapted into a film, so naturally, it is time for Pennywise to make a long-awaited return. Personally, when I was 14 years old, I swore to myself that I would never again have anything to do with that dreadful creature. Having tried to … Continue reading Stephen King’s “It”

“Love Letters To The Dead” by Ava Dellaira

The books I have read lately all had one thing in common: they were on the darker side. After all, Stephen King's "IT" (I will write about that as soon as the film is out here in Germany), Ian McEwan's "Atonement", Kazuo Ishiguro's "Never Let Me Go" or Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" wouldn't exactly … Continue reading “Love Letters To The Dead” by Ava Dellaira

“Call Me By Your Name” by André Aciman

It doesn't happen often that the perfect book, at the perfect time, just falls into your hands. To me, it happened just a few days ago. I was visiting my mother (Hi, mum!) for a week or so to spend some time with her, celebrate her birthday (Happy birthday again!) and enjoy the heat and … Continue reading “Call Me By Your Name” by André Aciman

“Atonement” by Ian McEwan

Ever since reading "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro and watching the film adaptation starring Keira Knightley among others I felt the urge to re-watch "Atonement", the film adaptation by Joe Wright from 2007, once again starring the brilliant Knightley and an equally brilliant James McAvoy. But before that, of course, I had to … Continue reading “Atonement” by Ian McEwan

Roald Dahl

I am sure that everybody, at some point or other, has heard of Roald Dahl. And I am not talking about British kids here, who will know his stories, or at least some of them, by heart. I'm talking about the rest of the world, mostly, of course, Germany, as I am myself a German. … Continue reading Roald Dahl

“Letzte Stunde vor den Ferien” vom Neo Magazin Royale mit Jan Böhmermann

Dass ich ein großer Fan von Jan Böhmermann und seinem Neo Magazin Royale bin ist wohl schon bei meinem letzten Blogbeitrag über ihn aufgefallen, jetzt hat er seinen Status als einer der besten deutschen Entertainer noch einmal untermauert. Mit dem Segment "Letzte Stunde vor den Ferien" hat er nicht nur vier Klassiker der deutschen Literatur … Continue reading “Letzte Stunde vor den Ferien” vom Neo Magazin Royale mit Jan Böhmermann

“Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

After re-reading "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood and watching the Hulu-adaptation I remembered one other dystopian story that had a profound effect on me. "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro is a 2005 novel, was adapted in 2010 for the big screen by Mark Romanek, and a novel I never actually read. I watched … Continue reading “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro