Monthly Archives: October 2016

Between Black and White

This is a sequel in many ways so make sure you read book 1, The Professor, prior to this one. The main character in Between Black and White, Beau Haynes, is introduced in The Professor and a few of the … Continue reading

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Ireland by Frank Delaney

I didn’t think I was going to get to this one but it looks like I’ve actually got a bit ahead of myself again and have some time.  Turns out that was a fortuitous happenstance because I’m really enjoying it … Continue reading

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The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan

Oh I do so wish this series was available on Audible –  (sigh) –  but a reading group has chosen it and it was free with Kindle Prime.  What could I do? – I’m not used to reading crime books in print … Continue reading

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The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner x2

Second reading here – another reading group selected it and when I read it over two years ago I loved it so much – (I gave it a 10)   see my prior reviews and notes. I was crossing my … Continue reading

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Death’s End by Cixin Liu

If you enjoy good science fiction –   YES!!! –  But this astonishing book is the third in the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy by Cixin Liu,  a contemporary Chinese writer.  The first book is called The Three Body Problem (2014 in English) and … Continue reading

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The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by MIchael Chabon

Finally getting around to this,  i’ve been meaning to read it since ??? and I’ve tried several times.  The book takes some work because it’s not only an alternative history of Jews in Sitka (with a lot of verifiable history … Continue reading

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The Bible: The Biography by Karen Armstrong

I’ve had this on my shelf (in my iTunes library) for ages.  I keep meaning to get to it.  Finally … maybe …  yes (and I finished!)   I’ve read several books by Armstrong and enjoyed them quite a lot. … Continue reading

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The Professor by Robert Bailey

I’d been looking at this legal thriller for some months.  One audible reader/reviewer whom I follow did not give it such high marks although other many other reviewers/listeners raved about it. And then the price was right and I had a little time,  so,  with a few … Continue reading

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A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton

This was a selection of the BookiesII reading group –  a question was asked about which book do you really wish you could read again for the first time and the name of the book under consideration came up.  With those … Continue reading

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Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Lots of hype for this one – the author has lots of friends in high places.  But that doesn’t mean it’s not good.  It is quite good or at least I should say I enjoyed it.  That said, it may … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan – Nobel Laureate? –

And Bobby Dylan won the Nobel Prize on Tuesday “…for,”  according to the Swedish Academy, “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2016/  – it was in the category of poetry, songwriting. Did he do that? … Continue reading

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Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith

Ahhh…. the 19th book in the Ladies #1 Detective Agency series was released on Tuesday so I promptly finished Dawn Patrol  (Don Winslow) and downloaded the new one on early the 12th  and began listening to Lisette Lecat, the regular narrator,  reading … Continue reading

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