Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: ~ by Ganesh Sitaraman x2

This book is so dense and so good I had to read it twice. Yes! This time it gets a 10, but it takes work. The author is a legal scholar at Vanderbilt University so, as one might expect, the … Continue reading

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Lost Empress (a protest)~ by Sergio de la Pava

Great novel, inventive, ambitious, fun. It’s a bit wordy and convoluted, but still, one of the best I’ve read this year.   First, the subtitle is definitely meaningful – pay attention. There is a Prologue, but the story really kicks off … Continue reading

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The Feral Detective ~ by Jonathan Lethem

I started reading Jonathan Letham back in the 1990s when he came out with Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude, both of which I greatly enjoyed. Then something turned me off, I have no idea what, and he dropped off my radar.  But here he is back … Continue reading

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Bad Blood: ~ by John Carreyrou

Yes!  It’s every bit as good as the hype and reviews say it is and it’s on several “Best of 2018” lists.  I’ve been meaning to read it since it came out because the techie/true crime nature of it really … Continue reading

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The Adventures of the Blue Carbuncle by Arthur Conan Doyle

This is the first of my Christmas readings this year.   It’s only a short story, (so it won’t count on my tally),  but it’s supposedly one of Doyle’s better Holmes tales, so I wanted to read it anyway,  and … Continue reading

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Nursing Homes Are Murder ~ by Mike Befeler

It’s time for dumb.  I’ve followed this series since book #1 which, being a mystery series, caught my attention and then it tickled my silly-bone.  But be warned,  it’s a stupid kind of humor and while the first one is … Continue reading

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Exit West ~ by Mohsin Hamid x2

A second read for me because the Booker Group chose it for our December discussion and I read it in March of 2017, which is probably 250 books ago. So although I do remember it, much was fuzzy and because … Continue reading

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Where the Crawdads Sing ~ by Delia Owens

Warning:   This is about 25% mystery and 75% romance of different sorts.   I didn’t get it for either reason,  but rather because of the hype.  And it was about 35% pretty good and 65% poor.  There’s a death … Continue reading

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