Monthly Archives: April 2013

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy 1895 / Kindle – 455 pages rating: 9 I think I’ve mentioned before that one reason I enjoy classics is because they give an historical peek into the era in which they were written. … Continue reading

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Anil’s Ghost

Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatje 2000 / 303 pgs (Kindle) Rating:  8 I usually totally enjoy Michael Ondaatje‘s work – especially Divisadero and Cat’s Table, but The English Patient was also quite good.  Imo,  he seems to have been improving as he’s … Continue reading

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The Cruelest Month

The Cruelest Month (Det. Garmache #4) by Louise Penny 2008 / 320 pages Read by Ralph Cosham – 11h 46m Rating:   B+ Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Three Pines in the Province of Quebec,  is called on to investigate death … Continue reading

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Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil 2012 / 288 pgs ( Kindle) rating:  8.5 This book started out so lovely,  so real, so refreshing.  I’d say the first half was like that. Then,  probably like the addicts themselves,  it just went downhill … Continue reading

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The Stonecutter

The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg 2005 (US 2013 / 528 pgs read by David Thorn 16h 58m Scandi-crime Rating:  A- A Fjällbacka lobster fisherman has hauled in a rather different catch – a small girl child – dead.  He notifies the … Continue reading

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Ordinary Grace

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger 2013 / 320 pages read by Rich Orlow – 11h 2m rating:  8 / contemp. fiction This book starts slow and doesn’t speed up very fast either.  But there are inklings that something will … Continue reading

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What God Hath Wrought

What God Hath Wrought by Daniel Walker Howe Oxford University Press, USA; 2009 928 pages Rating:  9.5 I was hesitant about getting the book because on a first and very cursory glance it looked pretty dry and tedious.  Not so! … Continue reading

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