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Jahreshighlights 2018

Hier die im Jahr 2018 von mir gelesenen und für sehr gut befundenen Bücher, wieder sehr verdient mit einigem von John Banville:

John Banville - CalibanJohn Banville - Newtons BriefJohn Banville - SonnenfinsternisCharles Dickens - Eine Geschichte aus zwei StädtenCharles Dickens - WeihnachtserzählungenHans Fallada - Der AlpdruckKnut Hamsun - BenoniKnut Hamsun - RosaNathaniel Hawthorne - Das Haus mit den sieben GiebelnNathaniel Hawthorne - Der scharlachrote BuchstabeKhaled Hosseini - DrachenläuferNella Larsen - SeitenwechselDoris Lessing - Das Tagebuch der Jane SomersJack London - Feuer auf See (und andere Erzählungen)Walter Moers - Der SchrecksenmeisterJoseph Roth - HiobRobert Seethaler - Das FeldRobert Seethaler - Ein ganzes LebenJohn Updike - Rabbit, eine Rückkehr
(sortiert nach Nachnamen)


Ein neuer Comic vom grandiosen Grant Snider:

Jahreshighlights 2017

Bei der Vorbereitung der Jahreshighlights 2018 fiel mir auf, dass die Höhepunkte des Jahres 2017 aus Gründen noch fehlten. Das sei nun nachgeholt, hier also die in diesem Jahr gelesenen und für sehr gut befundenen Bücher (mit starkem Übergewicht auf Banville, Lessing und Updike). Picture not related:

John Banville - AthenaJohn Banville - GeisterJohn Banville - UnendlichkeitenTim Burton - Das traurige Ende des AusternjungenTruman Capote - die GrasharfeHans Fallada - Jeder stirbt für sich alleinMax Goldt - QQSiegfried Lenz - diverse ErzählungenDoris Lessing - Das fünfte KindDoris Lessing - Tage am StrandDoris Lessing - Afrikanische TragödieJack London - Die eiserne FerseH.P. Lovecraft - Chronik des Chtulhu-Mythos IJoseph Roth - RadetzkymarschArthur Schnitzler - Die griechische TänzerinRobert Seethaler - Der TrafikantRobert Sheckley - Der widerspenstige PlanetMary Shelley - Frankenstein oder Der moderne PrometheusGeorge R. Stewart - Leben ohne EndeHunter S. Thompson - Hell's AngelsNe…

Zitatsammlung (englisch), Teil 3

"The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame."
- Oscar Wilde

"The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also."
- Mark Twain

"The highest result of education is tolerance."
- Helen Keller

"The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself."
- William Blake

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."
- Mark Twain

"The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself."
- Albert Camus

"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm."
- Aldous Huxley

"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
- Bertrand Russell

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self."
- Ernest Hemingway

Zitatsammlung (englisch), Teil 2

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."
- Desmond Tutu

"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it."
- Anais Nin

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."
- Dorothy Parker

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
- Martin Luther King

"Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?"
- Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."
- Marcus Aurelius

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself."
- Groucho Marx

"Life is 10 percent what happe…

Zitatsammlung (englisch), Teil 1

Hier noch einige Zitate, die ich im Verlauf des letzten Jahres getwittert habe, damit nichts verloren geht.

"All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone."
- Blaise Pascal

"Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out."
- Anton Chekhov

"Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth."
- Pablo Picasso

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
- John Wooden

"Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself."
- Soren Kirkegaard

"Cocaine is God's way of saying you're making too much money."
- Robin Williams

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
- Pablo Picasso

"Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are th…