Category Archives: 2014

1177: The Year Civilization Collapsed

1177:  The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline 2014 / 253 pages read by Andy Caploe / 8h 3m Rating:  8.5  / ancient history-anthropology I’ve read only a wee tad about Ancient Egypt and the Late Bronze Age,   certainly not … Continue reading

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Those Who Wish Me Dead

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta 2014/ 400 pages read by Robert Petkoff – 10h 30m rating:  C+ / thriller Can’t really call this a crime novel because this all happens well after the crimes have been committed … Continue reading

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Dept. of Speculation

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill 2014 / 180 pages rating: 9.5 / contemp fiction (experimental?) Contrary to some of what I’ve read about this book,  it has a plot.  Stuff does happen to interesting characters in chronological order and it … Continue reading

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On Such a Full Sea X2

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee 2014/368 pages read by B. D. Wong 11h 8m rating: 9  / dystopian fiction (read and listened) I had to read this one again!  It woudn’t let go of me.  I kept … Continue reading

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On Such a Full Sea

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee 2014/368 pages read by B. D. Wong 11h 8m rating: 8  / dystopian fiction “Don’t sanctuaries become prisons, and vice versa, foremost in the mind?” asks the unnamed Narrator in Chang-rae Lee’s … Continue reading

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Savage Harvest:

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman 2014 / 323 pages read by Joe Barrett 9h 18m rating:  8 / non-fiction – travel/ true crime (I both read and … Continue reading

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The Wars of the Roses:

The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones 2014 / 416 pages read by John Curless 15h 7m rating 9 / history – England 15th century (I both read and … Continue reading

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how to be both

how to be both by Ali Smith 2014/ 384 pages rating – 9 / general fiction The introductory material says this book (even e-book) can be read in two ways – the EYES section first and then the CAMERA section … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction – 2014

Due to a discussion in a reading group I got to wondering about the Historical Fiction I’ve read in the past year (2014)  So I did a little survey analysis since I’d never actually done a count.    I read … Continue reading

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The Innovators:

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson 2014 / 560 pages Rating 9.25 / nonfiction – science Very interesting book on how the computer, as we know it, came to be … Continue reading

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The Dog Stars

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller 2014 / 336 pages read by Mark Deakins 10h 41m Rating:  8/ sci-fi  (literary) … life as we on earth know it ended nine years ago and the first sentence reads “In the beginning … Continue reading

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The Drowning Spool

The Drowning Spool by Monica Ferris 2014 / 304 pages read by Betsy Bronson 7h 31m rating A- / crime #17 in the Betsy Devonshire series I started reading the Betsy Devonshire a couple years ago at Christmas time with Crewel … Continue reading

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