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2016-4-1 11:55:11

最值得一读的8本英文书【精选】

书是人类的营养品,在这春意盎然的季节,一批新意,也许有压抑不住内心的冲动,想好好体会一下世界的美好,可能你很忙,可能你很累,也许读书能给你带来安静和坦然,也许你很冲动,也许你很暴躁,读书也能是你平静,下面就为大家推荐几本不错的英文书籍吧!


1. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

《不是你的就不是你的》海伦·欧叶密著

Keys are a recurring theme in Helen Oyeyemi's highly imaginative short story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours — keys both metaphorical and literal that unlock magical diaries and clues and hearts. Every story in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours feels like its own enchanting, intoxicating world; you'll certainly get lost in them.

在海伦·欧叶密的短篇科幻故事集《不是你的就不是你的》中,钥匙是反复出现的主题,钥匙既是比喻意也是字面意思,开启了魔幻日记、线索和心灵。故事集中的每一篇故事仿佛是一个迷幻而且让人陶醉的世界,你肯定会迷失其中。

Publication date: March 8

出版日期:3月8日

2. Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

《玩火的女孩》罗宾·沃瑟曼著

Wasserman's novel Girls on Fire will utterly terrify you — in the best way possible. After the mysterious death of a high school basketball star one Halloween in the '90s, two girls form an intense friendship, but soon spiral into danger. A dark, chilling story of secrets, violence, and female friendship, Girls on Fire will burn in the mind long after you finish reading.

沃瑟曼的小说《玩火的女孩》尽各种可能来恐吓你。90年代的一个万圣节,一位高中篮球明星离奇死亡后,两个女孩结成了亲密的朋友关系,但是很快陷入了危险之中。是一部关于秘密、暴力和女性之间友情的黑暗恐怖的故事。读完这篇小说后,故事的情节会在脑海中久久燃烧无法退却。

Publication date: May 17

出版日期:5月17日

3. The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

《炸弹联盟》卡拉·马哈詹著

With deep compassion, Karan Mahajan's The Association of Small Bombs explores what happens to both the victims and perpetrators of terrorism in its aftermath. When a series of small bombs detonate in a South Delhi marketplace, two young boys are killed and their surviving friend is forever traumatized. Thought-provoking and devastating, The Association of Small Bombs is a rumination on humanity, loss, grief, guilt, and redemption.

怀揣着深深的同情,卡拉·马哈詹的《炸弹联盟》探索了恐怖袭击后受害者和行凶者的遭遇。当一系列小型炸弹在印度德里南部市场被引爆时,两个小男孩被炸死了,而他们幸免于难的同伴们却因此受到了心灵上的创伤。令人震惊、引人深思。本部小说是对人性、失去、悲痛、愧疚和救赎的反思。

Publication date: March

22出版日期:3月22日

4. Zero K by Don DeLillo

《零K》唐·德里罗著

Set in a future where humans can control death, Don DeLillo's new novel Zero K centers around a secret scientific compound that preserves bodies indefinitely until technological and medical advances can heal and revive them. With humor and wisdom, DeLillo reflects on our relationship with death (and life), and our choices to preserve or leave behind those we love.

背景定位在未来,人们可以控制自己的死亡。唐·德里罗的这部新小说中心围绕着一个神秘的科学混合物展开,这一混合物可以无限期保存尸体直到科技和医疗的进步可以治疗他们或者使他们复活。小说带有幽默和智慧,作者反映了在我们的关系中生命和死亡的关系,以及我们决定去保全或者离开我们所爱之人的选择。

Publication date: May 3

出版日期:5月3日。

5. Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett

《黑家伙》艾格尼·卜雷提

A. Igoni Barrett's brilliant novel Blackass is a provocative, contemporary reworking of Kafka's Metamorphosis — but set in the bustling metropolis of Lagos and starring a Nigerian man who wakes up one day as a white man. A searing satire about race and identity in modern-day Nigeria, Blackass will make you both laugh and marvel at its insight.

卜雷提这部杰出的作品《黑家伙》是根据卡夫卡的《变形记》重塑的比较有争议的一部当代小说,背景是在熙熙攘攘的拉各斯都市,主角是一个黑人,有一天醒来后发现自己变成了白色人种。是在当代的尼日利亚关于人种和身份的一部极其有讽刺烙印的作品。这部小说会让你对你它的观点既惊又喜。

Publication date: March 1

出版日期:3月1日。

6. The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

《巢》辛西娅·德阿普里斯·斯威尼著

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's debut novel The Nest follows the dysfunctional Plumb family as they wait to finally receive their joint trust fund in hopes of it solving all of their problems, but when the oldest sibling gets into a car accident, he suddenly endangers everything. A witty, tender portrait of a very peculiar family, The Nest is a testament to the consequences of our past choices and the ways in which expected inheritance can intimately change relationships.

斯威尼的处女作品《巢》讲述了功能失调的普朗布家庭的故事,正当这家子在等待最终收到他们的共同信托基金从而希望解决家里所有问题之时,家里最大的一个孩子遭遇了车祸,忽然之间他让一切都变得不确定了。故事对一个奇特家庭展开了风趣而又轻柔的描述。我们因曾经的选择以及期望通过继承能立即改变关系的一些方法而产生一系列后果,而《巢》这部作品正是对那些后果的证明。

Publication date: March 22

出版日期:3月22日。

7. We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge

《我们爱你,查理·弗里曼》凯特琳·格林尼治著

In Kaitlyn Greenidge's debut novel We Love You, Charlie Freeman, an African-American family is invited to participate in an experiment teaching sign language to a chimpanzee by a New England research institute with a questionable past. With skill and humor, We Love You, Charlie Freeman thoughtfully examines history, race, and language in America.

小说《我们爱你,查理弗里曼》是凯特琳·格林尼治的处女作品,描述了这样一个故事:一个美籍非洲裔家庭被英国一个研究协会邀请去参加教大猩猩手语的实验。本文巧妙而幽默地审视了美国那个时候的历史、种族和语言问题。

Publication date: March 8

出版时间:3月8日。

8. Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips

《一些可能的方法》海伦·飞利浦著

Helen Phillips’s new collection Some Possible Solutions is a journey in possibility — every story involves a quirky “what if” scenario that often borders on downright bizarre. Sometimes surreal and always clever, Some Possible Solutions will make you reexamine your own reality.

海伦的这集新作是对可能性探索的旅程,每一个故事都包含了奇怪的“如果”推测场景,经常临界于直截了当的怪异。有时超级不真实,但是总是那么聪明,《一些可能的方法》这部小说总能让你重新渗透你自己的实际情况。

Publication date: May 31

出版日期:3月31日。

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2017/3/17 15:42:17
都是挺不错的推荐哈
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