Monthly Archives: March 2020

Double Indemnity ~ by James M. Cain

Interesting book which, although I’d certainly heard of many times, I’d managed to miss reading or seeing the movie (I don’t often go to movies). *******Double Indemnityby James M. Cain1946 / 224 pages read by James Naughton. 3h 16mrating:  A+ / crime  – … Continue reading

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The Boy from the Woods ~ by Harlan Coban

I’ve read a number of Harlan Coban’s  books and I’ve come to expect a good high-suspense thriller. This one is almost up to his best,  but not quite.  I’ve read better from him.   One difference, thank goodness, is that … Continue reading

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Educated by Tara Westover x2

Omg I got so much more out of the book this time,.  I think the first time I read it at plot. level only – getting only a fraction of what’s really there in terms of self-discovery and self-creation. ******* … Continue reading

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Mr Putin: ~ by Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy

Very interesting book, it turned up on the Brookings Institution list of recommended books and I’d been reading aaalready because a friend recommended it,.  Putin is such a mysterious guy but Hill shows the logic and background of his ways … Continue reading

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Victim 2117 ~ by Jussi Adler-Olsen

I’ve read all eight of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Department Q novels in order since they came out. The characters have been amazing and quirky, from The Keeper of Lost Causes to Victim 2117.    In this novel the focus is on … Continue reading

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Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay

I’ve read Linwood Barclay before and he’s okay –  a bit fanciful perhaps but sometimes humorous.    In this one the elevators in the skyscrapers of New York City seem to run amok crashing unexpectedly with people on board.  The … Continue reading

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