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Peace by Richard Bausch
Peace
by Richard Bausch (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2017
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Short, intense rumination on the effect of war on an individual. Perhaps it isn't a unique take on war, but it was well told and not a word was wasted.
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Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Dark Matter
by Blake Crouch (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2017
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It is a good thing that this is written mostly in the first person, or you would not know for whom you are supposed to root. I will admit that this was a fun read, but it was not terribly original and the writing is workman-like. Not a bad way to spe ...more
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Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt
Mr. Splitfoot
by Samantha Hunt
read in February, 2017
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It took me a while to figure out what sort of story this was going to be, but in the end, I found it a very enjoyable read. It used the tried and true method of alternating timelines to build the plot and reveal to the reader what was going on. While ...more
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The Thirty Years War by Peter H. Wilson
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To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
To The Bright Edge of the World
by Eowyn Ivey (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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Beautifully written epistolary novel that follows the parallel stories of a husband and wife parted during the former's expedition to explore Alaska in 1885. There are touches of the supernatural that I expected would figure more prominently in the s ...more
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The Sellout by Paul Beatty
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The Kaiser's Last Kiss by Alan Judd
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