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The Sun Over Breda by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Purity of Blood by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Better translation than the first book in the series and a clearer sense of character as it focuses on three main ones. The depictions of religious life in Spain flow easily into the swordplay and create a tense book even when the outcome is known be ...more
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Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Good introduction to the characters and obvious that there are more books to come, but the characters are difficult to keep track of because their personalities are not clear. But an excellent evocation of time and place - you really feel, smell, and ...more
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The Appeal by John Grisham
The Appeal
by John Grisham (Goodreads Author)
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A book to make you upset at the influence money has on every aspect of modern American life, but the characters aren't as finely drawn as in his recent books and though it encourages you to turn the pages and is enjoyable, lacks the assured plotting ...more
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Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler
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Fascinating glimpse into modern Middle Eastern culture and how it was shaped by the Bible (and how we can understand the Bible through it). Strongest at the beginning and in the sections of the exile in Sinai, the book lags at the end and some of the ...more
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Bone by Jeff Smith
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The power of the black and white drawings make me prefer this version over the new colorized one. An epic tale like Lord of the Rings seen from the vantage point of an outsider to the civilization, Bone ended up being more about family than anything ...more
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Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2007
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Virtuoso performance in writing and plotting. Consistently engaging and rich-in-detail characters and even though you know how it will end, the journey getting there is rewarding.
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The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Thad Carhart
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Beautifully written account of the author's renewed love of playing the piano. Definitely aroused my latent love of the piano as a physical instrument and the quirks associated with each piano. The author manages to translate the joy he found in redi ...more
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The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
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