Monthly Archives: October 2022

Freezing Order ~ by Bill Browder

This book is soooo good I couldn’t help myself I just kept typing… (sorry) —>. For some reason I thought this book was about Antarctica and a spy mission down there. Ha and LOL!  I really should have taken a look at … Continue reading

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A Short History of Humanity ~ by Johannes Krause, Thomas Trappe

Johannes Krause is the scientist here and Thomas Trappe is the journalist and together they’ve written this and other books in German which Caroline Waight has translated into English.  I both read and listened but the Kindle copy was very … Continue reading

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Death of a Red Heroine ~ by Qiu Xiaolong

I read this for a challenge to read the alphabet and this is X for Xiaolong because that’s what he is in Wikipedia. He’s lived in the US since 1989 and by his Wiki article is a pretty interesting guy. Also, … Continue reading

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Confidence Man ~ by Maggie Haberman

There’s a natural and surprisingly strong story arc here and Halberman works with it perfectly. The narrative thrust starts with Trump’s indecision, but he does grab the ball to run, wins, plays gossip and musical chairs in the White House, … Continue reading

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Sparring Partners by John Grisham

This book is comprised of three novellas.  I enjoy novellas.  Individually they are called  “Homecoming,”   “Strawberry Moon,” and the longest, “Sparring Partners.”   Sparring Partners by John Grisham 2022 /  9h 57mRead by Jeff Daniels , Ethan Hawke , January LaVoy Rating: 9.5 / crime, but … Continue reading

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The Last Flight ~ by Julie Clark

A freebie crime novel and I got it although I had doubts. I don’t enjoy run-of-the-mill domestic suspense novels.  This isn’t much different.   The Last Flight by Julie Clark2020 Read by Khristine Hvam & Lauren Fortgang 9h 23mRating  C-/ crime-thriller  Claire and Eva first meet at … Continue reading

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Horse ~by Geraldine BrooksHorse

Geraldine Brooks seems to be getting better with every book and she certainly is versatile  My first of her books was Year of Wonder which I received as a gift from my sister. For a long time I thought that … Continue reading

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The Cause: by Joseph Ellis

It was time for a good old history book, US history for a change of pace.  I have some other history books stashed, but this one appealed to me at the moment.    The Cause: The American Revolution and Its Discontents, … Continue reading

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Son ~ by Jack Olsen

This is an older book, published in 2015 (I usually buy newer releases), but I did very much enjoy The Misbegotten Son by Olsen which I read back in February of this year.  In fact, I found out that several of Olsen’s books … Continue reading

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Lost Christianities ~  by Bart Ehrman 

Oh, oh!  I started a new book before I wrote up my “review” (?) of the last one.  This is a no-no because I’ll get all ahead of myself, or behind, one or the other.   Anyway,  Lost Christianities: The Battles … Continue reading

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The Quaker ~ by Liam McIlvanney

 This book seemed to have such promise but after I started I could barely understand the reader – that was work just figuring out what they all said. (There’s really too much of that in today’s audio books – those … Continue reading

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The Last White Man ~ by Mohsin Hamid

I’ve read a number of Hamid’s books, only missing the first one,  Moth Smoke. Hamid is originally from Pakistan, lived briefly in the US as a youth, returned to Pakistan and then back to the US for advanced education.  He lives in both … Continue reading

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