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Mama God, Papa God: A Caribbean Tale
3.43
A lovely book for children with illustrations which reference Haitian art. If you want to help your child appreciate other cultures and races, this bo...more
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Mar 09, 2012
 
Fresh Disasters (Stone Barrington, #13)
3.77
The one thing I can say for this book is that it was a fast read! Nowadays, a lot of emphasis is placed on the pace of a book. For some reason, a lot...more
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
 
The Giver (The Giver #1)
4.11
What happens when a society gives up its freedoms and people's lives become as ordered as a factory assembly line? The Aztecs believed they had to off...more
May 26, 2012
May 23, 2012
 
Recharting the Caribbean: Land, Law, and Citizenship in the British Virgin Islands
4.00
The BVI is now fairly well known for its tourism and its offshore financial sector but most people, including visitors, know very little about the his...more
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Mar 02, 2012
 
Maurice Bishop Speaks, 1979-1983: The Grenada Revolution and Its Overthrow, 1979-83
4.20
"Perhaps the worst crime that colonialism left our country, has indeed left all former colonies, is the education system. This was so because the way...more
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Feb 03, 2012
 
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
4.02
I devoured the first three books and then lost sight of Mr. Martin during the long silence. Those books are among my all-time favourites, however so l...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
Sacred Hearts
3.71
After reading Hunger's Brides and having been a fan of the Mistress of the Art of Death series, I found this book a happy synthesis of the two. When a...more
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
 
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
4.03
Ever read a book that you don't want to end, but you can't stop reading it? Well, that was The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey for me. Mosley's writing is a...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Unburnable: A Novel
3.78
Decades ago, in the 1940s, a woman by the name of Matilda was hung for murder on the lush, green island of Dominica. Her story became the stuff of cha...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
 
Jaguar Sun (Jaguar Sun #1)
3.80
In the Jaguar Sun world which is based on Mayan mythology, shifters shift into the forms of their spirit companions or naguals. Everyone knows about s...more
May 19, 2012
May 14, 2012
 
Journal of a West India Proprietor: Kept During a Residence in the Island of Jamaica
3.80
This book provided an invaluable insight into plantation life in Jamaica in the early 1800s. Lewis was an absentee proprietor who visited his plantati...more
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Mar 10, 2012
 
The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS
4.10
In The Wisdom of Whores; Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS, Elizabeth Pisani, takes an incisive look at the sex trade, HIV/AIDS preventio...more
Oct 29, 2012
Oct 11, 2012
 
72 Hour Hold
3.71
Wow! This book blew me away! It's a heart-wrenching, eye-opener that really laid bare the struggle people go through when a family member is affected...more
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
 
Hunger’s Brides: A Novel of the Baroque
3.51
The word 'magisterial' is more often used when referring to non-fiction works of great scope and comprehensiveness but it totally fits Hunger's Brides...more
Feb 27, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
 
Dead Bad Things
3.88
Thomas Usher is a man who can see the dead and walk through the veils between worlds. This makes him very attractive to an entity which desires his po...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
 
The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch, #3)
4.04
Detective Harry Bosch discovers that no good deed goes unpunished when the wife of the serial killer dubbed the Dollmaker sues him. Saddled with a rat...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
 
Poisoned Wells: The Dirty Politics of African Oil
3.62
This was an insightful read into how, in the absence of strong measures to ensure good governance, African oil wealth has, for the most part, only gen...more
Jun 10, 2012
May 06, 2012
 
Grave Goods (Mistress of the Art of Death, #3)
4.07
A friend raved about this book. I was a bit sceptical then I read it and totally adored it. Adelia is an uncommon woman - she's an Italian foundling b...more
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Jan 26, 2012
 
Dead Souls (Inspector Rebus, #10)
3.97
When the United States deports a convicted murderer back to Scotland, Rebus must figure out what the man is up to before he can kill again but a recen...more
Apr 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
4.10
I enjoyed this very much, not least because Anancy (Mister Nancy) was in it and it was like meeting up with a friend from childhood and thinking, "oh,...more
Oct 08, 2012
Oct 03, 2012
 
Children of the Street
3.89
When Detective Inspector Darko Dawson is called out to the Korle Lagoon where the near-fingerless body of a homeless boy was found he has no idea that...more
May 14, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
 
Hardball (V.I. Warshawski, #13)
3.90
Sara Paretsky is one of my favorite writers and she doesn't disappoint with this one. Warshawski helps out a homeless man and then finds herself hande...more
Apr 11, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
 
Single & Single
3.42
This thriller takes you from the hillsides of Turkey to chilly Moscow to London's financial district in a thrilling exploration of corporate greed and...more
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Jan 16, 2013
 
Fleshmarket Alley (Inspector Rebus, #15)
3.96
I thoroughly enjoyed this Inspector Rebus mystery, not least because of the insights into the problems of human trafficking, drugs and gangsterism in...more
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
 
The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend (Drenai Saga, #6)
4.26
In this saga, women are mostly helpless and passed from man to man, depending on other men to rescue them or marry them while the black characters are...more
Apr 06, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
 
Fraud
3.69
A quiet book about the shut-in life of a woman who has grown into middle-age as the primary care-giver of her widowed mother. Others view her with min...more
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 12, 2012
 
Don't Breathe a Word
3.56
Everyone in this book should either be in an insane asylum or should be shot!...And most of the time I couldn't decide who belonged in which category....more
Apr 20, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
 
The Flood
3.34
I've read and loved a lot of his other books and I'm a big Rebus fan. This one just wasn't in the same category. The writing and the characters didn't...more
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Jan 16, 2013
 
Witchbroom
3.25
I loved this book!!! Witchbroom is the sweeping epic of Trinidad's history from the time of the conquistadores to the modern-day, told from the perspe...more
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Jan 08, 2012
 
The Piano Tuner
3.52
I picked this book up first for the cover and then second, for the blurb because I've never read anything about Burma or the history of British coloni...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
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