Monthly Archives: July 2021

Back of Beyond ~ by C.J. Box

I’ve read a few CJ Box books and enjoyed them well enough.  They’re usually a part of the Joe Pickett series, but this one is the first of a series I started reading in and thought I’d finished long ago. … Continue reading

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The Maine Mutiny ~ by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain

This is a nice, light, cozy mystery developed from the TV show of bygone years.  There are 55 books in the series now with another one coming up (supposedly).  I enjoy those written by Donald Bain, but I’ve not tried … Continue reading

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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends ~ by Nicole Perlroth

I first saw this at Audible – it looked good  and sounded good so it went on my Wish List there (now almost 300 books).  Then a friend in a reading group recommended it and it sounded right up my … Continue reading

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Real Life – by Brandon Taylor (blog)

The really abridged version of this review is “I don’t think this was written for me or maybe even my age group.”  Real LifeBy Brandon Taylor2021 / Read by Kevin R. Free 9h 25mRating: 4/ 21st cent fiction Stupid.  I’m … Continue reading

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Never Far Away – by Michael Koryta

The first major problem with this one is that the premise is too far fetched; like, way beyond my suspension of disbelief.  And it opens and closes with too much thriller-type violence for my tastes. So I just figured an avid … Continue reading

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Landslide ~ by Michael Wolff

This book is so funny.  And it’s marginally informative, too, but I don’t think that’s the point.  That’s not really why I read it anyway.  And it’s funny only until you think about it.   Landslide: The Final Days of … Continue reading

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Children of Ash and Elm ~ By Neil Price

Amazing book by Neil Price who tries to write a history of the Vikings more from their point of view than has been done before.  He tells about who they were and how we know this, or intelligently figure it. … Continue reading

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Vanished ~ by Victor Methos

I’ve been reading legal thrillers by Methos for a couple years. That’s what he writes! Up to now. Now he’s got a new game and it’s a procedural thriller. Vanished is the first in a trilogy featuring the detective partners … Continue reading

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The Silence of the Grave ~ by Arnaldur Indriðason.

It felt like I needed a break from the violence but I sure didn’t get it with this book.  I guess I knew I wouldn’t this being a Scandi-noir but it doesn’t require a lot of analytic thinking so …  … Continue reading

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At Night All Blood Is Black ~ by David Diop 

In WWI there was a troop of Senegalese riflemen who fought alongside their French colonizers in their war against Germany. These troops were called the Chocolats.   Our 1st person narrator, the 20-year old Alfa Ndiaye, joined up with them … Continue reading

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Nightmare Scenario ~ by Yasmeen Abutaleb

I got tired of politic books after Trump’s first impeachment trial and although I watched and read the news as carefully as usual, I had no desire to go more deeply into anything.  In January of 2021 I read Ten … Continue reading

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