Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Handsome Man’s Deluxe Café

The Handsome Man’s Deluxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith 2014 / 257 pages read by Lisette Lecat / 9h 55m rating A++ (for enjoyment) / contemp fiction / Botswana Aaaaahhhh!   A fix from the war-filled, depressing books I’ve been reading … Continue reading

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The Bone Clocks

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell 2014 / 640 pages read by Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, Steven Crossley, Laurel Lefkow, Anna Bentinck – 24h 30m rating: 7  / sci-fi- fantasy Oh what can I say about a genius author whose latest book does not live … Continue reading

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Guilt by John Lescroart 1996/ 656 pages read by David Colacci 18h 10m rating: A / crime I think I’m finishing up novels of John Lescroart – the ones which are available in audio format and read by Colacci, anyway.  I’m going slowly … Continue reading

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A Long Way Gone:

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah 2007 / 229 pages read by Ishmael Beah – 7h 48m rating 7 / memoir Beah’s book is a memoir,  but it appears that discrepancies have been found and … Continue reading

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The Luminaries

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton 2013  / 834 pages read by Mark Meadows 29h 14m rating – 9 / historical fiction >>>>NOTES>>>> I read this first right after it won the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and loved it.  (The review … Continue reading

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The Map Thief

The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps by Michael Blanding 2014 – 320 pages read by Sean Runnette – 8h 35m rating – 7.5  – history/crime I’d never heard of Forbes … Continue reading

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan 2014 /334 pages (Kindle) rating: 9.5 / historical fiction I was warned this is a hard book to read due to the violence.  I’m allergic to graphic violence in war – … Continue reading

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Neuromancer by William Gibson 1984 / 288 pages read by Robertson Dean 10h 30m rating 8.5 / classic sci-fi (cyberpunk) I have had this book on my TBR (to be read) shelf for ages and ages.  Now that Gibson’s new … Continue reading

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Buddhism For Busy People:

Buddhism For Busy People: Finding Happiness In An Uncertain World by David Michie 2008 / 240 pages read by Nicholas Bell 6h 49m rating 6.5 / nonfiction/self-help-religion General principals of Tibetan Buddhism with the objective of being happy – I … Continue reading

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The Secret Place

The Secret Place by Tana French  (Ireland) 2014/529 pages read by  Stephen Hogan, Lara Hutchinson / 20h 34m rating A- / crime #5 in Dublin Murder Squad series Another trashy crime novel – not too trashy (I just say that)  – very suspenseful.   … Continue reading

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Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China

Age of Ambition:  Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos 2014 / 417 pages rating: 9 / nonfiction Remember the China of Mao as allied with Khrushchev’s USSR and total paranoid state control of peasants in massive poverty … Continue reading

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September Reads –

Let’s try this –  I read  19 books in September, 2014 –  10  fiction +  7 crime +  2  non-fiction  with 6 women writers and 0 translated  😦   FICTION:    Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante 2014 … Continue reading

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