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The White Lioness by Henning Mankell
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Jan 01, 12

Read from December 29, 2011 to January 01, 2012

I don't usually read more than one book at at time in English, but over the New Year break, which we usually spend in a hot spring hotel in Miyagi, I always like to have an easy reading murder mystery to get absorbed in. Something from Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus series used to be a favorite choice, but since that came to an end I had to find something else this year. The Inspector Wallander series looks like being a good substitute; another hard-working policeman with flaws we can all identify with, intricate plotting, and complex moral and political issues to sink your teeth into. In this case the spillover from the collapse of the Soviet Union, in the form of KGB agents looking for work elsewhere, and coming to an end of apartheid in South Africa. Even though I raced through it, I felt it was more than candy for the mind to pass the time. In fact, while ensconced in a pension in the beautiful Ura-Bandai area of Fukushima, it seemed like the perfect read at the end of a very complicated year.
You can see my holiday pics here for the next week.
http://flic.kr/s/aHsjxKKqDc
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message 2: by Carol (new)

Carol Loved seeing the photos but sad, too. You all look well, however, and was happy to see your smiling faces! Happy 2012 to you!


message 1: by Carol (new)

Carol Another Carol's comments--a photo essay 10 months after. Alison your reviews make me want to read, read, read but your tsunami photos make me cry.


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