Michel Houellebecq: These books provide a topic of conversation
The year is only a few weeks old, who greed for new reading material, but already has plenty of choice. Not only books that help to get rid of the winter pounds are needed now. A few novels also cause a stir, especially "serotonin".
"Serotonin" by Michel Houellebecq
The French writer Michel Houellebecq (62) in his new bestseller "Serotonin" tells his main character Florent-Claude about the dreariness of his life. The 46-year-old working in the Ministry of Agriculture has lost his great love and his libido through antidepressants, lives in Paris in a joyless relationship with a young Japanese woman who exploits him, and dreams of getting rid of his life. He actually disappears, in the province, to a former friend, and there experiences the economic misery. And he is looking for his ex-girlfriend Camille, with a perfidious plan in his pocket.
"Noodle in the Wind" by Jürgen von der Lippe
"Noodle in the Wind", a novel by Jürgen von der Lippe (70), is a lot easier. The well-known entertainer uses his skills and experience to tell a story about a weight loss TV show. Even the wife of the author may with their comments over and over again add their mustard to action. Lovingly drawn characters and a theme made to pull it through the cocoa - the best ingredients for good conversation.
"The Other Woman" by Michael Robotham
Friends of Psycho-Thrillers barely miss the Australian Michael Robotham (58). At the end of December, he wrote "The Other Woman", Volume 11, about Joe O'Loughlin and Vincent Ruiz, and he becomes very personal: The psychologist O'Loughlin learns by phone that his father William is in a coma after a robbery. In the hospital, sitting by his father's bed is not Joe's mother, but a complete stranger, with bloodstained clothes and the absurd claim to be William's wife. Against the will of the police Joe begins to make his own investigation.
"White Death" by Robert Galbraith
Robert Galbraith is the pseudonym under the "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling (53) writes her novels about the private detective Cormoran Strike. In German, volume four of the book series titled "White Death" was released in late December: Billy, a confused-looking young man, comes to Cormoran Strike to ask for help. He wants to enlighten a crime that he believes he has observed as a child. Strike is initially unsure what he should think of it. While Billy obviously has mental problems and can not remember many specific details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before the private investigator can continue to question him, Billy flees in panic from his office ...
"Nights in Storm Rising" by Jojo Moyes
This book should not only make women's hearts beat faster: In "Nights in which rains storm" by the British best-selling author Jojo Moyes (49) Liza McCullen has found a home in the small town of Silver Bay on the coast of Australia for herself and her daughter Hannah , When the Englishman Mike Dormer arrives and settles in the guesthouse of Liza's aunt, however, the contemplative life gets in danger. The good-looking stranger makes plans that could change the little fishing village forever.
"The Fork, the Witch and the Worm: Stories from Alagaësia" by Christopher Paolini
"Eragon" fans can look forward to replenishment from Christopher Paolini, 35, with "The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, Stories from Alagaësia," delivering three new stories from the Cosmos of Dragon Riders, Elves, and Magic. In addition, the author stated that he still intends to write a fifth "Eragon" volume.