Books, thanks to which you will have new hobbies

Vladimir Nabokov "Protection of Luzhin" (1930)

In the world literature there are a lot of plots related to chess, but none of them plunge into alluring secrets and frightening abysses of this game like “The Protection of Luzhin”. Alexander Luzhin is a brilliant Russian chess player who grew up in Berlin, in exile. He sees the whole world in black and white, accommodating any of his phenomena, like figures in various combinations, on an imaginary board in 64 cells. I want to adopt not the obsession of the hero with the “game of the gods”, but his virtuosity: his every move is like a melody of a few notes, and a chess game is like a symphony.

... for what is in the world besides chess? Fog, uncertainty, non-existence ...

Rex Stout "Too many cooks" (1938)

Hobby:cooking

Rex Stout "Too many cooks" (1938)

The good-natured eccentric fat man Nero Wolfe from New York is an ingenious detective, collector of orchids and a refined gourmet. He goes to the congress of famous European and US chefs, anticipating gastronomic pleasures, and gets ... a new thing.One of the participants of the congress was killed, and suspicion falls on a man who, according to Wulf, can not possibly be a murderer. Help the poor cook chef detective takes on the original fee - a recipe for sausages in Catalan ... In 1973, Rex Stout published the "Niro Wolf's Cookbook", in which he collected almost three hundred recipes of dishes mentioned in novels and stories about investigations of the detective, the kitchen.

I do not like it when arsenic is added to the food. He is poorly digested

Robert Waller "Bridges of Madison County" (1992)

Hobby:the photo

Robert Waller "Bridges of Madison County" (1992)

Photographer Robert Kincaid arrives in Madison County, Iowa, USA to take a series of pictures of local attractions - covered wooden bridges. He stops at the house of Francesca Johnson to ask for directions, and this accidental encounter turns for both to the love of all life, even if they only have four days ... The art of photography, which is much spoken of in the book, allows us to see not the outer shell, but the real essence , hidden poetry and the true beauty of everything that is in the lens. Only love is capable of the same vigilance, as Francesca and Robert are convinced.

... the art of photography is to shoot light, not objects. <...> And if the lighting is good, then you can always find in the subject something worthy of the photographer's attention.

Nicholas Sparks "Diary of Memory" (1994)

Hobby:keeping a diary

Nicholas Sparks "Diary of Memory" (1994)

There are romance novels, and there are love novels, like, for example, the book of Sparks. His heroes, Noah and Ellie, were trying to separate parents (he is poor, she is from a rich family), public opinion and even large-scale historical events (World War II). But thanks to Noah’s diary and letters, full of tenderness, warmth and romantic details, we know how great the feeling was to overcome everything. Experiences entrusted to the paper no longer seem like a heavy burden, and happy moments are sealed forever as bright, tangible as on the day they happened.

... when I read lines written with my own hand, I understand that at any age you can experience both passion and tenderness

Joanne Harris "Chocolate" (1999)

Hobby:chocolate making

Joanne Harris "Chocolate" (1999)

The measured existence of the inhabitants of the French town is violated when a young beautiful Vien Rocher, a single mother, with a six-year-old daughter Anouk, settles in it.Vien opens a candy store, she has the best chocolate in the neighborhood, and this sets people up as a pastry chef with a mysterious past and stubborn temper, and against her. Someone magic chocolate seems good, carrying joy and happiness, while someone considers this delicacy temptation, plunging into sin. How will the battle of hearts, in which they live warmly, and hearts encased in ice armor of fanaticism end? We prepare our own hot chocolate and read, read, read ...

Happiness. Undemanding, like a glass of chocolate, or as simple as a heart. Bitter. Sweet. The present

Markus Zuzak The Book Thief (2006)

Hobby:reading, collecting books

Markus Zuzak The Book Thief (2006)

Nine-year-old Lizel Meminger, having learned to read thanks to her adoptive father, discovers the wonderful world of books. He becomes a refuge for her from the horrors of the Nazi regime (the novel begins in Germany in 1939) and a source of answers to completely un-childish questions about good and evil, life and death, justice and untruth. The girl’s collection of books is replenished erratically, and it’s rather not a thief, but a rescuer of printed editions — forgotten, unnecessary, abandoned, forbidden in the days of war.The love of reading and respect for books for Lizel will be the measure of humanity by which she will always judge herself and others.



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