Monthly Archives: October 2018

American Wolf: ~ by Ned Blakeslee

Finished this a few days ago and didn’t get the review up here.  Bottom line up here at the top?  I’d say read the whole book because the most important and powerful parts are in the final chapters and the … Continue reading

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The Invisibility Cloak ~ by Ge Fei

Lucky for me someone in one of my groups nominated this and I seconded it although I’d never heard of it before.  I like literature from foreign countries, especially translated fiction, because it’s more likely to expand my cultural horizons … Continue reading

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To the Hilt ~ by Dick Francis

Ahhhh… a good old fashioned who-done-it in the traditional style by a master,  one of Dick Francis’  last novels.  I just picked it up on a whim seeing as what I’d tentatively planned to read either wasn’t quite on the … Continue reading

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It Can’t Happen Here ~ by Sinclair Lewis

This is satire and the point of the title is that “it CAN happen here.”  And that if it does, “The tyranny of this dictatorship isn’t primarily the fault of Big Business, nor of the demagogues who do their dirty … Continue reading

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Quicksand ~ by Malin Person Giolito

Time for a crime novel – legal crime (!) – translated legal crime (!!) and on top of that,  it’s translated Scandi-  legal crime.   I should have loved it. (sigh) Unfortunately,  it’s really more of a YA story of … Continue reading

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The Templars ~ by Dan Jones x2

I rarely reread a nonfiction book,  but this is different.  It’s very good and very complex and I felt like I’d missed quite a lot.   I watched a few videos about the Templars (they’re on YouTube) and got more … Continue reading

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Black Dragon River: ~ by Dominic Ziegler

Ah…. I needed a good historically oriented travelogue and this just looked like it fit the bill.   No-stress reading with a LOT of information!  And I have several travelogues lined up in my Wish List so given enough time, … Continue reading

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History of Wolves ~ by Emily Fridlund x2

Oh my!  A second reading of this book just blew me away.   I first read it in December last year my review on this site),  and didn’t give it anywhere near the attention it truly deserves.  I just read … Continue reading

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From a Low and Quiet Sea ~ by Donal Ryan

It took me two readings to “get” this one, but it was definitely worth it because  this is a totally wonderful book.  But it’s neither an easy read nor a fun one.  I actually didn’t think much of it for … Continue reading

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The Dark Flood Rises ~ by Margaret Drabble

Another really, really good one!  It’s so good I stopped about 1/3 through and downloaded the Kindle version to start over and read along.  I think maybe it really should be read in print so you can mentally switch characters … Continue reading

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The Silence of the Girls ~ by Pat Barker

Okay,  fellow readers, this book is so good I was listening along, totally fascinated, but feeling like I wasn’t quite getting everything.  So at about 1/3 through,  I downloaded the Kindle version and started over while reading along.   It’s … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Pluto: ~ by Richard Grant

Recommended by a friend several week ago, I really enjoyed this as a break from the Trump/crime/heavy lit material I’ve been reading.  It’s lighter but not at all “fluffy.”   Yes – I so needed the break and this proved … Continue reading

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