Monthly Archives: October 2017

Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela

I nominated this for one of my reading groups as I’d been tempted by it for quite a long time.   The Khartoum, Sudan and Egypt as the setting is what intrigued me.   I was somewhat disappointed at first … Continue reading

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Moon Tiger ~ by Penelope Lively

I’d never read Moon TIger and have wanted to for quite some time.   I’ve read several of Lively’s books,  The Road to Lichfield being the most recent but also Passing On and How It All Began.  I believe Moon Tiger … Continue reading

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Fantasyland:  ~ by Kurt Andersen

Someone in one of my reading groups mentioned this book and I checked it out.  It looked like it was right up my alley (at least for the moment)  and was even endorsed by Walter Isaacson (a favorite writer of … Continue reading

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Little Boy Lost ~ by J.D. Trafford

I love legal thrillers and although this doesn’t make it to the top of the heap,  Little Boy Lost is good – actually,  it’s very good.    I enjoyed the plot with the timely crimes and legal problems,   the … Continue reading

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American War ~ by Omar El Akkad

The year is 2075 and the place is St. James Louisiana where the family of  Benjamin Chestnut,  including Sarat age 10,  is living  in the times of  the American War –  Civil War II.   It’s Georgia, Alabama,  Mississippi, Louisiana,  and … Continue reading

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The Late Show ~ by Michael Connelly

And now it’s time for a straight procedural by a master of the genre,  Michael Connelly. Unfortunately Connelly overdoes his forte,  the procedural parts,  for my tastes anyway.   And he has a new protagonist for a new series.   Her name is … Continue reading

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The Golden House ~ by Salman Rushdie

Okay,  yes,  I’m a fan of Rushdie and I’ve read 9 of his 12 adult novels in addition to the memoirs written under his pseudonym,  Joseph Anton.   I’ve found his works to be rather uneven in quality,  but I certainly … Continue reading

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Care Homes Are Murder ~ by Mike Befeler

It’s a really stupid series but it’s really light and sometimes,  like after a few difficult books in a row,  it’s about all I can stand. Paul Jacobsen is an octogenarian with a strange ailment – he loses his short … Continue reading

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All That Man Is ~ by David Szaylay x2

This is basically a novel of post-modern existentialism  –  I guess.    The men portrayed are all at different points in lives in different months of the same year –  and realizing that life is meaningless,  although some fight that … Continue reading

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All That Man Is ~ by David Szaylay

According to Szalay,  it appears that all men,  of all ethnicities and from young adult to very old,  are made up of obsessive desires for money and sex.  Period.  The title says “All”  so that’s it, folks.  The narrative shows … Continue reading

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Magpie Murders ~ by Anthony Horowitz

This has looked intriguing for several months so after pruning my Audible wish list (which still has 188 books on it) I went back to it.   Settling in it felt like just what my inner librarian ordered.   A … Continue reading

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Murder in an Irish Village ~ by Carlene O’Connor

So I was just in the mood for something light and this turned up in the Audible Daily Deal – okay – I wasn’t expecting great lit or great crime and after listening to the sample I knew it wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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