Round-up Week 5
Do you like crime books? I LOVE them! I can read Agatha Christie’s books over and over and I love Poirot unreservedly, and I also have all Poirot dvds performed by David Suchet. Lately though I‘ve started reading crime stories by Polish authors.
Zygmunt Miłoszewski – in the last few years he has become one of the most popular Polish writers, mostly thanks to the crime series Teodor Szacki trilogy which consists of Entanglement, A Grain of Truth and Anger. The first of these books, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, was presented in the BBC Radio 4 Reading Europe Cycle.
Each of these novels is also a portrait of another city: the first part takes place in Warsaw, the second in Sandomierz, the third in Olsztyn.
”Entanglement” – After a therapy session based on the controversial Family Constellations method, a man is killed in a Warsaw monastery. Bert Hellinger, who created this method, claims that strangers taking part in such sessions can feel the emotions of family members whose parts they play. Did someone decide to murder Henryk Talak because their role told them to do it? Or maybe the therapist is to blame?
These are the questions that must be answered by State Prosecutor Teodor Szacki, a man suffering from bureaucratic exhaustion and bored as hell by his marriage. On the road to truth he will not only learn about semi-quackish psychology, but also about political conspiracy theories connected to a murder that took place twenty years earlier.
”A Grain of Truth” – Miłoszewski deals with the roots and consequences of Polish anti-semitism, while in “Anger” he’s concerned with violence against women. (source of description: culture.pl)
This week was GOOD because…#smallpleasures #joyoflife
Links I love
Style Crone – blog by Judith who lives in Colorado and is 72 years old! She is a very colorful person 🙂
You Look Fab – blog by Angie – style advice for fashion lovers
I haven’t finished knitting my green sweater but at least there is some progress. This is the seventh sweater which I knitted so far this winter, and my son is becoming worried – “Mom, will you be knitting till you die?!”. Well, I think so 😉
WHY was this week GOOD FOR YOU?