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Anne Hawn's books

Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
All Quiet on the Western Front
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Child 44

Child 44 Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was spellbinding, even better because it is based on a true story. Besides the mystery, this book is a window on Soviet life during the time of Stalin. It is hard to imagine how people's view of the world differs from that in a free country. I'd recommend this to everyone.

The story is based on the life of ANDREI CHIKATILO who was supposed to have killed over 52 children and young women. The events that led to his disturbed mind are not proved, but they were based on known facts. What is more fascinating is the detective who can't let this mystery go and the penalty he has to pay for discovering the murders in a Communist society that claims to have no crime because the "comrades" are all happy!

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