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Hickory Dickory Dock (Hercule Poirot, #30)
Beautifully written, as are almost all of Agatha Christie's mysteries (with thus far in my reading experience the notable exception of "The Big Four" ...more
Apr 19, 2008
Apr 20, 2008
About two hundred pages in (the book is over 1000 pages long) my wife asked me what it was about. I said, I wasn't sure yet. Trouble is, I'm not sure ...more
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 08, 2012
The Cobweb
Filled with humor and biting irony, "Cobweb" is the best book on the US government that I've read. It's also the best book on the Midwest, and the fac ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 04, 2009
The Man Who Planted Trees
First book I have read by Giono... probably won't be the last. I read it in French, in Provence, and after a month-long hike through countryside simil ...more
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
Taken at the Flood
Intriguing setup, multi-dimensional characters, superb writing... so why not five stars? As usual with a mystery, difficult to explain without giving ...more
Apr 22, 2008
Apr 25, 2008
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