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Firestorm by Nevada Barr
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Sep 03, 09

really liked it
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Read in September, 2009

I think that this was a really cool book in the sense that it was a very specific event that that didn't have a whole lot of scenery and only a small amount of characters who really didn't have the outside influences. It was an isolated community of people and one of them is a murder. This reminds me of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie where all these people are deserted on an island and one of them is a murderer. You know who all the suspects are, their motives, means, and alibis are all laid out for you and you have to figure it out. Unfortunately when she revealed the killer I had to read it three times because it just want not making sense to me. The incidents that were revealed to have pointed you to the killer through the story I didn't even remember. I had to go back to find them to make sure she wasn't pulling facts out of her ass. I think that in the end of a good mystery the reader needs to be able to plainly see who the murderer is without figuring out that its them. So that they can say "OH! It was right in front of me and I didn't see it." This is the only thing that the book was lacking. Other than that it was a great story and I think appropriate for what is happening out in Cali right now. I heard the fires were 38% contained right hearts go out to the families of the fire fighters who died while trying to put the fires out this year.

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08/22/2009 page 16
08/31/2009 page 204
68.46% "I read a lot last night which took forever because I was drunk...somehow I still managed to get a new job today!"
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