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vovih1 про серию Попаданец XIX века


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DXBCKT про Барчук: Колхоз: назад в СССР (Альтернативная история)

До прочтения я ожидал «тут» увидеть еще один клон О.Здрава (Мыслина) «Колхоз дело добровольное», но в итоге немного «обломился» в своих ожиданиях...

Начнем с того что под «колхозом» здесь понимается совсем не очередной «принудительный турпоход» на поля (практикуемый почти во всех учебных заведениях того времени), а некую ссылку (как справедливо заметил сам автор, в стиле фильма «Холоп»), где некоего «мажористого сынка» (который почти

подробнее ...

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медвежонок про Борков: Попал (Попаданцы)

Народ сайта, кто-то что-то у кого-то сплагиатил.
На той неделе пролистнул эту же весчь. Только автор на обложке другой - Никита Дейнеко.
Текст проходной, ни оценки, ни отзыва не стоит.

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Влад и мир про MyLittleBrother: Парная культивация (Фэнтези: прочее)

Кто это читает? Сунь Яни какие то с культиваторами бегают.

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Влад и мир про Ясный: Целый осколок (Попаданцы)

Оценку поставил, прочитав пару страниц. Не моё. Написано от 3 лица. И две страницы потрачены на описание одежды. Я обычно не читаю женских романов за разницы менталитета с мужчинами. Эта книга похоже написана для них. Я пас.

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kiyanyn про Meyr: Как я был ополченцем (Биографии и Мемуары)

"Старинные русские места. Калуга. ... Именно на этой земле ... нам предстояло тренироваться перед отправкой в Новороссию."

Как интересно. Значит, 8 лет "ихтамнет" и "купили в военторге" были ложью, и все-таки украинцы были правы?..

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John Grisham

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John Grisham
born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, The United States February 8, 1955

Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60-70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby—writing his first novel.
Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. Realizing he didn't have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.
One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.
That might have put an end to Grisham's hobby. However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full-time career—and spark one of publishing's greatest success stories. The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared. When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for $600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday. Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.
The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham's reputation as the master of the legal thriller. Grisham's success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell. This time around, it was a bestseller.
Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year (his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker) and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas), as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. The Innocent Man (October 2006) marks his first foray into non-fiction.
Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea. The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.
Grisham took time off from writing for several months in 1996 to return, after a five-year hiatus, to the courtroom. He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full-time writer: representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars. Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books' protagonists, Grisham successfully argued his clients' case, earning them a jury award of US$683,500 — the biggest verdict of his career.


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