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Grotesque
3.66
70 pages in and had to give up due to the horrible translation style - you read a Murakami book and the prose sings along - you read this. and. it. is ...more
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Truth
3.69
although i admire the language and the dialogue the plot is just too scattershot for me. maybe i have read it in too spread a time frame but i find 90 ...more
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Dec 10, 2010
 
In Cold Blood
4.03
smug voyeurism at it's ugliest. possibly had i not seen the excellent Infamous and the dire Capote i would have approached this turgid waste of time d ...more
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Flicker
4.01
some nice moments and a good line in movie history but it all ends up too miserable and too fantastical to really hold together. shorten it by 150 pag ...more
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Dec 10, 2010
 
The Straw Men
3.89
i dunno given how good MMS is at sci fi lite thrills i really lament his shift to crime thrills. just doesn't work for me. glad it makes him happy but ...more
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Sacred
3.93
good but the pacing flagged which the others in the series had never done. i guess in such a good series of books there has to be a sag point and this ...more
Dec 22, 2010
Dec 10, 2010
 
Tears of Pearl (Lady Emily #4)
3.69
nice concept but badly done. i dunno maybe it's more geared towards the young adult audience but i just couldn't find anything in this beyond premise
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Dec 10, 2010
 
The General's Daughter (Paul Brenner, #1)
4.05
sleazy cheesy doorstop of a Dad book. the kinda thing i'd see me father reading or me grandfather. passes the time while travelling
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Dec 10, 2010
 
The Ruins
3.45
shockingly laboured story telling what should have been a novella at best is dragged out to be a bitter and tedious novel
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Darkness, Take My Hand (Kenzie & Gennaro, #2)
4.16
the kenzie and gennaro books are a step above the average crime thriller and thus far lehane hasn't put a foot wrong
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Dec 10, 2010
 
The Lonely Dead
3.74
read it in the hope of a return to his early form but sadly it's more of the same generically written crime
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Dec 10, 2010
 
An Instance of the Fingerpost
3.92
one crime from 4 sides - a great detailed characterful crime novel from a fascinating period in history
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Dec 10, 2010
 
On the Trail of the Assassins
3.93
well documented and fascinating read if you like JFK (oliver stones movie) then this is a great document
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Dec 10, 2010
 
The Negotiator
3.91
so so went sunday of a thriller - read it out of curiosity as its partially set in my home town
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Dec 10, 2010
 
A Drink Before the War
3.97
tough violent and very characterfull. not a classic but a damn good stab at a damn good thriller
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Rising Sun
3.58
the japanese are out to kill us with photography. not one of chricton's high points
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Dec 10, 2010
 
The Hunted
3.57
a perfectly average perfectly forgetable short sharp thriller. train journey fodder
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Dec 10, 2010
 
The Genesis Code
3.82
got halfway through and fell asleep. couldn't get into this one at all
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Dec 10, 2010
 
The General's Daughter
4.05
grubby but compelling story telling. it's an airport / beach novel nothing more
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1)
3.98
just so silly. never has a killer been tracked by such a daft method
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Dec 10, 2010
 
The Hollow Man (Dr. Gideon Fell, #6)
3.92
the best locked room mystery of all time? it certainly is
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Dec 10, 2010
 
The Chemistry of Death (David Hunter, #1)
4.07
well written but ultimately generic whodunnit / thriller
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Dec 10, 2010
 
All the President's Men
4.14
beautiful. wonderfully written and still powerfull today.
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Lucky You
3.82
more of the same but it's a good same to have more of
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Kiss the Girls (Alex Cross #2)
3.89
below par thriller tried to like it but flat didn't
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Dec 10, 2010
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.20
cracking good fun. i look forward to the third book
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Divine Evil
3.79
passing fluff. better than i expected it to be
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Dec 10, 2010
 
The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler 1)
4.03
good but not quite great. worth a read though
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Esau
3.28
so so thriller with a frustrating writing style
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Dec 10, 2010
 
Complicity
3.87
read it forgot it nothing remarkable
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Dec 10, 2010
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