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The Perfect Storm【Book Review #6】

At about midnight, on Monday, October 28th, the wind was blowing at 50 knots and some waves were about 45 feet high. At that point, the swordfishing boat, Andrea Gail, must have been climbing slowly up each wave, then going over the top and falling down the other side. An hour later, the waves were about 100 feet high, and the wind was blowing at 120 knots. And no one could get through to Captain Billy Tyne on the Andrea Gail's radio...

Junger, Sebastian. (2005). The Perfect Storm. London: Macmillan Readers.

The Pearl【Book Review #5】

Kino quickly pushed his knife into the shell. The shell tried to close, but Kino pushed hard and the shell fell open. The flesh of the oyster moved, then was still. Kino lifted the flesh and there lay a great pearl. the sunlight fell on the pearl and made it shine like silver. It was the largest pearl in the world.

Kino and Juana are poor, and their difficulties are made worse when their baby son is bitten by a scorpion. When Kino finds a large pearl, they believe their prayers have been answered and that they will be able to buy medical help. But the pearl brings only greed and violence...

Steinbeck, John. (2009). The Pearl. London: Macmillan Readers.

"B" is for Burglar【Book Review #4】

My name is Kinsey Millhone and I'm a private detective. I'm thirty-two years old, female, and I live and work in Santa Teresa, in southern California.

A few days ago, I got shot-but I must tell the story from the beginning.

On a fine morning, early in June, I was in my office on State Street. It was just before nice o'clock. There was a knock at the door and a woman came in. She was in her late thirties. She was small, with shiny black hair and bright blue eyes. She was well dressed.

I'm Beverley Danziger," the woman said. "I'm hoping that you can find my sister for me..."

Grafton, Sue. (2005). "B" is for Burglar. London: Macmillan Readers.

Dr No【Book Review #3】

'Mr Bond,' the doctor said. 'Do you still believe that only countries and governments have real power? Perhaps you've changed your mind now. I can decide how the girl will die. And I can decide how you will die. So I'll tell you now about your own death. That is real power.

How will Bond escape Dr No's evil plan? And will he be able to rescue the beautiful Honey before it's too late?

Fleming, Ian. (2005). Dr No. London: Macmillan Readers.

Down Second Avenue【Book Review #2】

It was Saturday night. The street lights were on and there was a misty light over the slum location of Marabastad. Everyone was alert, watchful, especially the women. I was watching for the light from torches. I think now that the torchlight was very harassing to us. It was always like this: Saturday night and police torchlights, Saturday night and police whistles, Saturday night and screams, Saturday night and cursing and swearing from the white man. And I was only thirteen.

Down Second Avenue is the story of Eseki, a young boy who, during his growth into adulthood, becomes slowly aware of the injustices, poverty and fear which are a normal part of life for black people in South Africa.

Mphahlele, Ezekiel. (2011). Down Second Avenue. London: Macmillan Readers.

Meet Me in Istanbul【Book Review #1】

Tom looked up at the dark and silent building.
'Angela,' he said quietly to himself, 'where are you?'
A short distance away a man in a grey raincoat stood in a dark doorway. He was watching Tom, watching every move he made ...

Chisholm, Richard. (2005). Meet Me in Istanbul. London: Macmillan Readers.