Monthly Archives: May 2012

Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak 1958 – translated by Max Hayward Introduction by John Bailey 559 pgs Rating 9.5 This book could be War and Peace circa 1917 except that there’s not much peace in it – maybe the first … Continue reading

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God on the Rocks

God on the Rocks by Jane Gardham 1978/  195 pages rating 8 Margaret is an 8-year old girl living in a coastal resort community with her mother,  a very nice but apparently conflicted woman, and her father, a very stern … Continue reading

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Fun and Games

Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski 2011 / 304 pages read by Pete Larkin 7h 37m rating 5 This book isn’t totally serious although it started out that way. Charile Hardy is an ex-cop who now house sits but when … Continue reading

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