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Recent book haiku

Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon [Light Novel] Volume 1 by Hiru Kuma

A vending machine
who cannot move or converse
goes dungeon crawling.
(yoyogod)

As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams by Lady Sarashina

Sarashina’s moon
lit winter pilgrimages
won lasting merit
(MWise)

Where Shall We Run To?: A Memoir by Alan Garner

Once upon a time
whilst little Alan playing
on Alderley Edge
(MWise)

Nature Stories by Jules Renard

brushstrokes pen and ink
post-impressionist painting
with whimsy and words
(MWise)

Inferno by Dante Alighieri

"Abandon all hope",
A journey begun in Hell,
But not ended there.
(hillaryrose7)

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Brulez les sorcières! Elles mentent, désirent et trahissent... Pendez tous les hommes!

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Brulez les sorcières ! Elles mentent, désirent et trahissent... Pendez tous les hommes !

The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth

What of Nordic-land /
Is it all health, wealth and joy? /
Apparently not.

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

NOS4A2 is
the perfect antidote for
Christmas craziness
(SENSpence)

Rites de mort (Rivages/Noir t. 352) by Alicia Gimenez Bartlett

Petra l'intello
Garzon le flic bedonnant
Résoudront l'affaire
(Tiercelin)

The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter: The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire, Book 1 by Rod Duncan

Mix an alternate
Britain with steampunk. Result:
a sparky story.
(passion4reading)

You Took the Last Bus Home: The Poems of Brian Bilston by Brian Bilston

Contemporary
poetry with a playful
touch. Read it and smile.
(passion4reading)

The Journeys of Frodo: Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" by Barbara Strachey

For hobbitomanes
fifty-one maps chart Frodo
there and back again.
(ed.pendragon)

Le suspendu de Conakry by Jean-Christophe Rufin

Pour mener l'enquête. Il faut un être atypique. Le petit consul.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Magical children / An inspector comes to call / Fear or love: what wins? (g33kgrrl)

Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh

Les bateaux anglais
Ont su gagné la bataille
Contre les Chinois
(Tiercelin)

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Two men look alike.
They love the same good woman.
They’re all in danger.
(marcusbrutus)

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Anne Boleyn's pride comes
before her fall. By the end
she's a head shorter.
(passion4reading)

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Just desserts are served,
Uneasy lies the queen's head,
The usurper's fate.
(hillaryrose7)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel by Milan Kundera

Tomas likes women
Teresa and Sabina
How does kitsch fit in?
(DarrylLundy)

A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

Grottes de Marabar/Mrs Moore à la mosquée/et l'Inde des Anglais/(tiercelin)

A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

An announcement in
the local paper leads to
multiple murders.
(passion4reading)

A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

Miss Marple does her
best to find the truth: she chats,
listens and observes.
(passion4reading)

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Characters stick in
my memory: Estella,
Joe, Miss H. And yours?
(ed.pendragon)

Nightblood by Elly Blake

Drippy, insincere,
predictable and far-fetched –
a waste of shelf space.
(passion4reading)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Run away from home
Lazy Summer down river
Ignorance ain’t bliss
(readafew)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Scout recalls her youth
Mad dogs, rabid mob threaten
Lawyer Dad defends.
(pickupsticks)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Dad says it's O.K.
To kill a blue jay. But not
A mockingbird. Why?
(pickupsticks)

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

This book was really cool//
Jason looks like an old man//
Read for nostalgia

The Museum of Jurassic Technology (Primi Decem Anni, Jubilee Catalogue) by Museum of Jurassic Technology

Wonders of science.
Museum of what is not.
You must find the truth!
(ktkeith)

October by Christopher Isherwood

Voguent les souvenirs.
Le privilège de vieillir.
C'est le mois d'octobre.

QUEEN'S DESIRE: A Book Poem by Saira Priest

Explore existence
Through lens of a Queen's Desire
Achieve trancendence
(Sairawrites)

Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich

Stephanie's a flake/
Gets married in Hawai'i/
Still banging both dudes

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Ein künstlicher Mensch
sucht Liebe und verzweifelt
und rächt sich grausam

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Forscher voll Ehrgeiz
schafft einen Menschen und flieht
und wird schwer gestraft

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The creature awakes,
Horrible yet innocent,
Abandonment scars.
(hillaryrose7)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

It is dangerous,
To play God with life and death,
Horror the result.
(hillaryrose7)

The Aeneid by Publius Virgilius Maro

A man leaves his home
and wanders with his people
and finds a new home.
(marcusbrutus)

The Aeneid by Publius Virgilius Maro

Long search for new home
Old one ru'ned by Greek Gift Horse
Future lies with wolves
(pickupsticks)

River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh

Commerce d'opium
Recherche du camélia d'or
Sont tous à Canton
(Tiercelin)

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

A horse's story,
Man's kindness and Man's cruelty,
Black Beauty feels both.
(hillaryrose7)

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Serial killer
thriller with a religious
twist. Why all the fuss?
(passion4reading)

The Lady or the Tiger by Frank Richard Stockton

Risk it. Take a chance.
What's behind Door Number One?
Schrödinger's tiger.
(bertilak)

Jackrabbit Smile by Joe R. Lansdale

A missing woman
with a jackrabbit smile makes
the bodies pile up.
(yoyogod)

Wyrmeweald: The Bone Trail by Paul Stewart

Conflict of interest:
settlers colonise the weald,
wyrmes fight to survive.
(passion4reading)

Que puis-je faire pour vous ? - Journal de vie d'un guérisseur et faiseur de secrets by Georges Delaloye

Vous vous sentez mal?
Douleurs physiques ou morales?
Que puis-j' faire pour vous?

Que puis-je faire pour vous ? - Journal de vie d'un guérisseur et faiseur de secrets by Georges Delaloye

Vous vous sentez mal ?
Douleurs physiques ou morales ?
Que puis-j' faire pour vous ?

The Slaughter Man (DC Max Wolfe) by Tony Parsons

like killing cattle
imperfect family gone wrong
all but for the child
(hardboiled)

Bird Summons by Leila Aboulela

Three friends Scottish loch/Who am I? The bird answers/A unique woman (JenMDB)

My Generation: A Memoir of the Baby Boom by Nowick Gray

Raised in the suburbs
how could we ever break free?
Sex, drugs, rock n roll!
(Nowick)

A Capitol Death by Lindsey Davis

Gabinus is dead.
All who knew him hated him.
But who did the deed?
(passion4reading)

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

Raja et coolies
Se retrouvent tous sur l'Ibis
Cap sur l'Ile Maurice
(Tiercelin)

The House on the Rock by The House on the Rock Executive Staff

The House on the Rock
Alex Jordan had a Dream
Strange and full of Kitsch
(elmegil)

The Last Oracle by James Rollins

Secret Russian group
Wants to use autistic kids
To conquer the world.
(yoyogod)

Trashland A Go-Go by Constance Ann Fitzgerald

A deceased stripper,
In trashy Wonderland
Just wants to go home.
(yoyogod)

The Damned Highway: Fear and Loathing in Arkham – A Savage Journey into the Heart of the American Nightmare, and Back Again by Brian Keene

Hunter S. Thompson
Eats the Fungi from Yuggoth;
Finds Nixon's orgy
(yoyogod)

Uzumaki: 3-in-1 Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito

Beware the spiral!
It makes monsters and madness
and destroys your town.
(yoyogod)

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood

A travers neuf mondes.
S'évadent les héroïnes femmes.
Danger imminent.

Red Hot Steele by Alex P. Berg

Con man is murdered
Is a fire mage involved?
Daggers steps on toes
(passion4reading)

The Illegal by Lawrence Hill

He's running for life/ Talented, Alone, Afraid/ Undocumented

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

L'âme en ce portrait. Miroir d'hier et du jour. Choc et élégance.

/ Oh Miroir, miroir. Dis-moi qui est le plus beau ! Je sais le plus laid.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Miroir, oh, miroir.
Dis-moi qui est le plus beau!
Je sais le plus laid.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

L'âme en ce portrait. Miroir d'hier et du jour. Choc et élégance.

The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age by Nathan Wolfe

Small virus mutates/
Spreads from human to human/
Causes big trouble
(SilverKitty)

The Dead Writer by Núria Añó

A female writer writes a book inside a book

Shadowrun Third Edition by Michael Mulvihill

Big Ass Black Yearbook,
just one thousand copies made.
GenCon or hacked site?

Fire by C. C. Humphreys

Pitman and Coke foil
another plot to kill the
king. Oh, London burns.
(passion4reading)

Le Fleuve des brumes by Valerio Varesi

Le Pô est en crue
C'est là que les communistes
Furent massacrés
(Tiercelin)

The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor

London's in ruins.
Valuable building plots are
worth money and lives.
(passion4reading)

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

In a scary world
the author's illustrations
and words inspire.
(passion4reading)

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Estate agent gets
It in the neck. Should avoid
Transylvania.
(abbottthomas)

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dinner at the Count's.
Should be fun. No, don't bother
to bring any wine.
(Carnophile)

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dracula could teach
Edward not to sparkle so.
He hates those books too.
(hillaryrose7)

The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel

A king and his man
manipulate the pieces.
The board shifts; heads fall.
(PeggyDean)

Blues for a Black Cat & Other Stories by Boris Vian

Les fourmis, l'écrevisse, le loup, le chat et les morts poissons.
Un bestiaire trop humain.
Les plumes de Vian toujours aussi mordantes.

The Fifth Release from Matador by Pizzicato Five

If ever a work deserved
poppy pop haiku - come now
Pizzicato Five

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

CIA-agent Jason Bourne,
Beleeft veel avonturen,
spanning gegarandeerd.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Etre ou ne pas être....
Un chef-d'oeuvre intemporel ? Telle est la question.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Etre ou ne pas être... 
Un chef-d'oeuvre intemporel?
Telle est la question.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Dithering Hamlet
can't decide to do the deed.
Finally, all die.
(Sasha Newborn)

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Kill him already!
Your father's ghost told you to!
All die thanks to you!
(hillaryrose7)

De jacobsboeken, oftewel Een grote reis over zeven grenzen, door vijf talen en drie grote religies, de kleine niet meegerekend by Olga Tokarczuk

Jakob, le messie
Avec sa Fraternité
N'ont pas de frontière
(Tiercelin)

Intellivore by Diane Duane

Spirits are dying
What do? Data and Crusher
Fight mythic soul thieves

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Trop mince est la vie. Pour contenir tous nos rêves. Ô grand désespoir.

Entanglement by Zygmunt Miłoszewski

Sacré procureur. Révélateur polonais. En quête de justice.

Die Geschichte des Jiu Jitsu: Ursprünge - Entwicklungen - Ausprägungen by Adam Kraska

Seek truth beyond myths /
No willow yielded to snow /
just work of decades
(KuroObi)

Freytag Berndt Stadtpläne, Florenz, City Pocket The Big Five, wasserfest - Maßstab 1:10.000 by Freytag-Berndt und Artaria KG

Good map to carry, helped me find many treasures, before virus hit.

La cuisine infernale. collection : serie noire n° 1012 by Jan

Mona en veut à son mari. Elle projette de le tuer. Amoureuse de Eric, elle se sert également de Gary pour ses projets..Julia, femme de Eric, se noie pendant une sortie en bateau avec Mona et Eric. Ces derniers ne font rien pour la sauver et imaginent un scénario pour se disculper de leur non assistance. Elle manipule Gary et le décide à tuer Charles. Mais ce dernier, atteint d'une maldie incurable et se suicide.

Couche la dans le muguet. collection : carre noir n° 40

Intrigue un peu alambiquée. Quand au héros, il est plusieurs fois passé à tabac mais est d'une résistance surhumaine!

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

"Love moderately,"
said the Friar to the kids.
Wish they had listened.
(Carnophile)

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Is it star-crossed love?
Should the Friar have hosed them?
A little of both.
(hillaryrose7)

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

If he had waited,
The crown might have come to him,
Legitimately.
(hillaryrose7)

Congo Kitabu

Man explores the Ituri Forest. Man blows off hand while dynamite fishing. Man champions ancient Pygmy people.

Sunflowers under Fire by Diana Stevan

In wartime and more,
a Ukrainian farm wife
survives countless odds.

Christmas Present by Jodi Taylor

Maxwell rescues two
missing historians from
burning Colchester.
(passion4reading)

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

How many Thomases?
How many Annes? Enough for
A Reformation?
(thorold)

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel's
character resurrection
of Thomas Cromwell.
(passion4reading)

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Fast-paced, well-written
political thriller. Twist?
Set in Tudor times.
(passion4reading)

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Thomas Cromwell: from
historical figure to
man of flesh and blood.
(passion4reading)

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

A court of bared fangs,
Who will survive the scheming,
In this hall of wolves?
(hillaryrose7)

 
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