Jackz (tsunami_puppet) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

4 and 5

4. Embracing Love - Youka Nitta
Blurb: Iwaki Kyousuke and Katou Yoji are tow hugely popular adult film stars looking for a way out of the industry. Their chance arrives when they're both invited to audition for a new erotic film. Imagine their surprise when the director decides the only way for him to choose who will get the coveted lead role is for them to perform one of the film's love scenes on the spot - with each other! Things get even crazier when Katou decides to take drastic measures to ensure he can continue seeing Iwaki after film production wraps. How will Iwaki respond to Katou's impulsive act?
Thoughts: This was an OK read, although I lost the plot quite a few times.

5. Fatherland - Robert Harris
Blurb: April 1964. The naked body of an old man floats in a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. In one week it will be Adolf Hitler's 75th birthday. A terrible conspiracy begins to unravel...
Thoughts: This has to be one of the best books I have ever read. I love the truly terrifying world of Nazi rule which Harris creates. I loved that this combines so many of my favourite things - crime, Nazi history, alternative history, history, good use of German. The story is full of twists and turns and had me gripped right until the end. For anyone who likes crime, I would say this is definitely worth a read.
Tags: alternate history, crime fiction, european, history, japanese, manga, modern classic, politics

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