Daily Archives: May 21, 2013

The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu

The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu by Michael Stanley (southern  Africa) 2009 / 496 pages read by Simon Prebble 13h 52m rating: B+ When two tourists and guests are viscously murdered in their tents at a Botswana remote bush camp … Continue reading

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A Cold and Lonely Place

A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry 2013 – 304 pages read by Abby Craden 8h 32m rating A- This is the second in a possible series featuring Troy Chance,  a freelance writer who lives in upstate New … Continue reading

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All That Is

All That Is by James Salter 2013 / 304 pages rating:   6 Boring.   One Amazon reader said “Salter is often mentioned in the breath just after American masters like Philip Roth, John Updike, and Norman Mailer.”   Well … Continue reading

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God’s War: A New History of the Crusades

God’s War: A New History of the Crusades by Christopher Tyerman (England) 2007 / 1056 pages – Kindle (and no page numbers) rating: “We are still living with the images and legends of the crusades Tyerman tells us how the Church … Continue reading

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Praxis by Fay Weldon (England) 1978  / 256 pages Rating: 5 – feminist What did I not enjoy about Praxis?  Basically, it felt really dated to me.  This is a book from the “consciousness-raising” era of women’s lit.   The … Continue reading

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Well,  I’ve been away for a week in North Dakota and although I read a bit,  it wasn’t as nearly as much as usual due to dealings with family – (a good time was had by all).   And I … Continue reading

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