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The Siege of Krishnapur (Empire Trilogy, #2)
This book carries off something difficult. It's about the British in India and its ultimate purpose is a criticism of imperialism. Farrell manages to ...more
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Jul 08, 2014
Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains (Dandy Gilver, #5)
This was a nice read and I liked the way we got to know the characters and surroundings. The reveal was even quite good too. So I feel like maybe I'm ...more
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Mar 14, 2012
Whisper My Name
A lonely girl discovers family secrets. I think every time I read a book and think: this heroine has a personality! when I look at the reviews everyon ...more
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Nov 30, 2011
Sheer Folly (Daisy Dalrymple, #18)
This is the eighteenth in a series, and while I suppose it's possible the previous books had plenty of sparkle which has worn off as the series progre ...more
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Jul 11, 2012
The Book of Human Skin
Lovric isn't having much truck with the conventional tyranny of "likeable characters" over fiction. I mean, there's some, but she also expects you to ...more
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Nov 07, 2011
Hide Me Among the Graves
Not devoid of a certain entertainment value from the outlandishness element, but shallow as a puddle. No one acts like a human being; in fact, I don't ...more
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Jun 22, 2014
The Night Circus
This is very tame. It chooses to be a lot of things -- fantastical, historical, romantic, dramatic -- and doesn't push any of those things more than h ...more
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Jun 08, 2012
The Mesmerist
Great fun. I always like a book that feels like the author had fun writing it. Don't read if you're after something realistic; both the melodrama and ...more
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Jul 30, 2012
In Great Waters
This has some logical holes but I loved the atmosphere.
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Aug 19, 2012
The Regeneration Trilogy
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Aug 01, 2012
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