Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Wife ~ by Alistair Burke

Just yesterday this was on sale from Audible and as it so happens, I was ready for a new book – pronto. Yay! I’d read one of Alistair Burke’s books prior and don’t remember being impressed, but it was okay … Continue reading

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Walking the Kiso Road ~ by William Scott Wilson

Chosen for my non-fiction group I nominated it because I enjoy an occasional travelogue and this is supposed to be a good one. I was puzzled though because there are no maps or pictures in the book which is supposed … Continue reading

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Into the Water ~ by Paula Hawkins

The followup to Hawkins’ excellent debut novel, The Girl on the Train is a rather annoying disappointment in some ways. No wonder there was no wait at the library, heh. In spite of that, it stayed out of my DNI … Continue reading

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Say Nothing ~ by Patrick Radden Keefe

Oh my – touch my heart then, will ya’? – Back towards the end of last year I’d been wondering about the troubles of Northern Ireland, historically with an emphasis on the troubles of the 1960s and early ’70s. And … Continue reading

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Manhattan Beach ~ by Jennifer Egan

I procrastinated about buying this book although it was widely touted. It was on my wish list for months. I read Egan’s A Visit From the Goon Squad and was not terribly impressed although it was award winning. Then Manhattan … Continue reading

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Say Nothing ~ by Brad Parks

Who would think that patent law could be interesting? It is, in bits. And that’s the background for this legal thriller but because patent law is mainly interpretation and analysis it can get dry. So we have a couple of … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye ~ by David Lagercrantz

I loved Steig Larsson’s “The Girl Who…” series (formally known as the Millennium series). But then I read the first of David Lagercrandtz’ continuation of Steig Larsson’s books. I was not impressed at all by them and I vowed off. … Continue reading

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Everything Under ~ by Daisy Johnson x2

Okay – so I had to try it again and yes, the book was a LOT better the second time. I even suppose that yes, it does belong on the Booker List, maybe even the Short List, but it’s not … Continue reading

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The Escape Artist – by Brad Meltzer

This book was available in audio form via Overdrive from my library. Yay! I hope to get more that way but the wait time is usually prohibitive so except for some older crime novels and nonfiction I’ll likely not use … Continue reading

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Everything Under ~ by Daisy Johnson

Okay – like this is a fantastical and experimental spin on Oedipus. I’ve quite enjoyed many of the spins on classical lit I’ve read, Circe (by Madeline Miller) and Nushell (by Ian McEwan) and others. But I did NOT appreciate … Continue reading

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Becoming ~ by Michelle Obama

Hmmm…. I wasn’t impressed by the hype so I delayed on reading this one. Silly woman (me)! The book actually lives up to the hype and maybe surpasses it. It’s a memoir, not a confessional, certainly the honest portrayal of … Continue reading

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Next of Kin

This was a fine, fine book, but I forgot to write a review and now I barely remember. I’ll just copy the publisher’s summary and add my comments. (First time I’ve done that – ) I read the second in … Continue reading

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