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King Leopold’s Ghost, by Adam Hochschild

«for whoever hasn’t read it yet, a must-read tale of greed and colonialism.» – Jon Schubert
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The Invention of Morel, by Adolfo Bioy Casares

recommended by Elise Nardin
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Léon und Louise, by Alex Capus

recommended by Pascal Michel
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Stringer, by Anjan Sundaram

recommended by Sagarika Sundaram
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The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand

recommended by Alexandre Terrien
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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain

recommended by Florian Rittmeyer
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Das Muschelessen, by Birgit Vanderbeke

recommended by Florian Rinderer
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Master & Marguerita, by Bulgakov

recommended by Oleg Lavrovsky
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Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist, by Christof Koch

recommended by Monika Göhmann
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Lamb, by Christopher Moore

«Each and every page a great laugh.» – Konrad Mazanowski
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Pirate Cinema, by Cory Doctorow

recommended by Oleg Lavrovsky
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Die Hyperion-Gesänge, by Dan Simmons

«Zugegeben: Ein Klassiker, den sicher auch schon eingige Nicht-Science-Fiction-Fans gelesen haben. Trotzdem will ich dieses Buch hier gerne empfehlen. Auf 1400 Seiten wird der Leser in eine unglaubliche Welt entführt. Man muss nicht SciFi-Fan sein, um das Buch zu lesen. Simmons beschränkt sich auf ganz wenige technische Gimmicks und verfällt nicht in endlose Technik-Beschreibungen.» – René Roediger
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Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman

«Its an amazing insight into human thinking, how we perceive and how we understand. A truly underrated topic of great impact that everyone should have an eye upon in my opinion.» – Björn Beyer
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I am Zlatan., by David Lagercrantz, Z. Ibrahimović

«The highly convincing story of the most controversial football player of our time. It’s as if Emir Kusturica had adapted «The Catcher in the Rye into the mad setting global sports showbiz.» – Gabriel Vetter
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Kongo: Eine Geschichte, by David Van Reybrouck

recommended by Philipp Loser
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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

recommended by Anna Stern
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Endgame, by Frank Brady

recommended by Simon Widmer
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Unwinding, by George Packer

«Following the life of two dozen Americans from 1978 to today, «New Yorker»-author Packer carefully evokes the portrait of a country in decay. Now, I finally understand how and why the American dream has turned into a nightmare for so many people.» – Olivia Kühni
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Gefährliche Geliebte, by Haruki Murakami

recommended by Kath Fog
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami

recommended by Ines Caramba
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Light Years, by James Salter

recommended by Jean-Luc Testault
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Guns, germs and steel, by Jared Diamond

recommended by Anil Özdemir, Guillaume Amigues
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Bis ich dich finde, by John Irving

recommended by Kath Fog
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Pulphead, by John Jeremiah Sullivan

«powerful essays from a masterful voice» – Benoît Perrier
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The Day of The Triffids, by John Wyndham

recommended by Timothy Rey
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Strong Motion , by Jonathan Franzen

recommended by Florian Rittmeyer
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Watermark, by Joseph Brodsky

recommended by Manuel Bürkli
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Schneller als der Tod, by Josh Bazell

recommended by Mark Brotzmann
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Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes

recommended by Ruth Bauer and Brigitte Ulmer
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Sterben, by Karl Ove Knausgard

«First of six volumes of an autobiography. In Norwegian: Min Kamp.» – Jean-Luc Testault
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Behind the beautiful forevers, by katherine boo

«I couldn’t believe the story is real» – Robin
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Jack Taylor, by Ken Bruen

«Grossartige Kriminalromane! Von Harry Rowohlt übersetzt ein spezielles Vergnügen. Jack Taylor, ein ehemaliger Polizist mit starkem Hang zu Drogen und Alkohol, löst Fälle am Rande der Gesellschaft. Die Geschichten spielen im irischen Galway.» – René Roediger
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A thousand splendid suns, by Khaled Hosseini

recommended by Simon Widmer
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The Edible Woman, by Margaret Atwood

recommended by Sagarika Sundaram
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House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski

«a metafiction masterpiece (might have not aged that well, though)» – Benoît Perrier
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon

«A long, brilliant, funny book about comics, growing up, New York City and many other things. Perfect summer vacation reading.» – Nico Luchsinger
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Accabadora, by Michela Murgia

recommended by Ruth Bauer
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Vanished Kingdoms, The History of Half-Forgotten Europe, by Norman Davies

«One will understand Europe – and especially Eastern Europe – so much better after delving through this vast volume by the exceptionally learned and slightly old fashioned welshman Norman Davies.» – Andreas Thut
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The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi

recommended by Thom Nagy
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Mein Leben als Sohn, by Philip Roth

recommended by brigitte ulmer
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Paddy Clark, ha ha ha!, by Roddy Doyle

recommended by Andy Bäumler
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Written In Bone, by Simon Beckett

recommended by Seline Kunz
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Selim oder Die Gabe der Rede, by Sten Nadolny

recommended by Tim Radtke
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Getting More, by Stuart Diamond

«you have to get over the overly american selling tone and ignore that part but the recommendations he has and the associated stories are actually very very good!» – Robin
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Gang Leader for a Day, by Sudhir Venkatesh

recommended by Elise Nardin
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The meme machine, by Susan Blackmore

recommended by Boris Upelj
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The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

recommended by Seline Kunz
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Das finstere Tal, by Thomas Willmann

recommended by Andy Bäumler
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The Commonwealth of Thieves, by Tom Kennealy

«a great historic work on the very first steps of the colonisation of Australia. Reads like a novel» – Guillaume Amigues
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Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates, by Tom Robbins

recommended by Ines Caramba
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Die Ökonomie von Gut und Böse, by Tomáš Sedláček

recommended by Florian Rinderer
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Delivering Happiness. A Path To Profits, Passion, and Purpose, by Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos)

«Getting service culture done. The right way!» – Marco Nierlich
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The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. Le Guin

recommended by Nicolò Wojewoda
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Alamut, by Vladimir Bartol

recommended by Anil Özdemir
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The New Confessions, by William Boyd

«breathtaking in its scope and ambition and yet a very touching story of an extraordinary individual’s life» – Jon Schubert
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The Last Lion , by William Manchester

«all three volumes but this is the first one» – Alexandre Terrien
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