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John Perich

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While working in a variety of Boston-area tech startups, John Perich has still found time to write and publish several gritty crime thrillers, particularly the Mara Cunningham series (Too Close To Miss in 2011; Too Hard to Handle in 2012).

A Baltimore native but a Massachusetts resident, John teaches and practices jiu-jitsu, turns a winking eye to pop culture on Overthinking It, samples whiskey indiscriminately but responsibly, and rocks a mean karaoke mic.


Average rating: 3.58 · 264 ratings · 48 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Too Close to Miss
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 246 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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I work closer to Allston now than I have in years, so I took advantage of the lovely fall weather on Friday and walked to Spike’s for lunch. Lower Allston is the proverbial town on the wrong side of the tracks: triple-decker tenements elbow to elbow, full of college students, struggling musicians, and crustpunks. The walk was twenty minutes there, twenty minutes back. In that time, I passed no...

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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Bad Feminist: Essays
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[bonjovi]
This book is called BAD FEMINIST
BAD FEMINIST by Roxane Gay
(whoa-oh-oh)
It might make you a BAD FEMINIST
But her point is that's okay!
[/bonjovi]
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Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
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Somewhere between a rollicking adventure and a morally ambiguous tale of clashing cultures. Ahmed is at his strongest when painting a fascinating world for our heroes to explore. The pace sags in the middle, and the ending is morally ambiguous withou...more
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The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
The Lady in the Lake
by Raymond Chandler
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One of Chandler's more labyrinthine plots, by virtue of the fact that he combined two of his previous stories into one, a trick he frequently pulled. It works because Marlowe, the narrator, keeps running into people who ask him why he's bothering the...more
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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut
read in September, 2014
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Re-read for the first time in 17 years. Still good!
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The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin
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One of the few books I would have rated higher had it been longer. Features the thematic elements readers can expect from Le Guin - odd flights of fancy made vivid, comprehensible, and allegorically telling. The ending is perfect.
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Soldier of the Mist by Gene Wolfe
Soldier of the Mist
by Gene Wolfe
read in September, 2014
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Classic Wolfe, yet more accessible than most of his other books. I'd recommend this as the first novel for someone who wants to break into Gene Wolfe's corpus, as it contains many of his usual tropes: unreliable narrator, a chaotic world plagued by g...more
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
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read in August, 2014
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(NOTE: I am not the target audience for this book; you can probably disregard this review as a result)
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Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko
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That rare hat trick: a clearly written book on an important subject with plenty of rigorous documentation. (Most nonfiction books manage, at best, two of those)

Balko asserts at the beginning that this isn't an anti-cop book, and he's right. He does a...more
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