アメリカ人で根強い人気があるファンタジー・古代戦記の名作がベストセラーに!-ブックレビュー from NY【第3回】




George R.R. Martin. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Bantam Books, New York. 2015. 355ページ. US$30.00  (Illustrations by Gary Gianni)


今回の「ニューヨーク・タイムズ ベストセラー事情」は、ハードカバー・フィクション部門のトップ10(2016年2月7日の週)を紹介しよう。


1.(-)BLUE, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte.) A woman whose life has been shattered befriends a homeless boy. [1 ]


2.(1) MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON, by Elizabeth Strout. (Random House.) A woman struggles with memories of her impoverished and disturbing childhood and its effect on the present as she attempts to reconcile with her mother. [2 ]


3.(4) ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.   [90]


4.(3) THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in the environs of London. [54]


5.(6) THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin’s.) Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris. [47]


6.(2) THE FORCE AWAKENS, by Alan Dean Foster. (Del Rey.) Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises; an adaptation of the screenplay of the new “Star Wars” movie. [3]


7.(7). ROGUE LAWYER, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.) The attorney Sebastian Rudd is a “lone gunman” who hates injustice and the system and defends unpopular clients. [14 ]


8.(-)WARRIORS OF THE STORM, by Bernard Cornwell. (Harper.) Forces are gathering against Uhtred, the greatest warrior of the kingdoms of Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia; the ninth book of the Saxon Tales. [1 ]

「サクソン物語」(“Saxon Tales”)シリーズの9作目。イングランドのウェセックス、マーシア、イースト・アングリアを支配する王国はバイキングの脅威にさらされていた。王国の最も偉大な戦士Uhtredはマーシア北部を守っていたが、そこにバイキングとアイルランド連合軍が迫りつつあった。

9.(5) SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam.) In the 36th novel in the series, Stone Barrington hopes for a restful stay in the English countryside, but relationships with local neighbors complicate matters. [2 ]


10.(-)FEVERBORN, by Karen Marie Moning. (Delacorte.) Solving an ancient riddle to prevent the Earth from vanishing on the streets of a dangerously magical Dublin; a Fever novel. [1 ]


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