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The Good Old Stuff by John D. MacDonald
The Good Old Stuff
by John D. MacDonald
read in September, 2014
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THE GOOD OLD STUFF. (1982). John D. MacDonald. ****.
This is the first volume of short stories by MacDonald that previously appeared in a variety of pulps. The author wrote over 700 short stories that were mostly published in the pulps of the 1950s an...more
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"I didn't know about the uo-coming film. I'll look for it. I too have been reading Block since back when he had hair. I had a lot more myself. I contin...more "
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Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
Nostromo
by Joseph Conrad
read in September, 2014
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NOSTROMO. (1904). Joseph Conrad. ***.
I remember having to read this in college. Other than that, I don’t remember much more. I had already read “Lord Jim,” and “Heart of Darkness,” so I felt I had a grasp of Conrad’s writings. I was wrong. Since then...more
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The Switch by Elmore Leonard
The Switch
by Elmore Leonard
read in September, 2014
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THE SWITCH. (1978). Elmore Leonard. ****.
This is the last novel collected in the Library of America’s first volume in its three-volume set of Leonard’s books. These are: “Four Novels of the 1970s.” “The Switch” represents a departure for Leonard. It...more
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Treasure Coast by Tom Kakonis
" In the late 1980s and early '90s, Tom Kakonis established himself as a writer who created very good plots but who was especially gifted at populating each of his books with a cast of eccentric, interesting characters and then setting them into mot... " Read more of this review »
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The Heist by Daniel Silva
The Heist (Gabriel Allon, #14)
by Daniel Silva
read in September, 2014
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THE HEIST. (2014). Daniel Silva. ***.
This is another chapter in the adventures of Gabriel Allon, art restorer and a member of the Israeli spy network. This time he is on the search for a missing Caravaggio and lands in the soup when he stumbles acros...more
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Peter Pan Must Die by John Verdon
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PETER PAN MUST DIE. (2014). John Verdon. ****.
This is the third installment of the adventures of Dave Gurney, the ex-NYPD officer who has taken retirement and moved to upstate New York. One thing you have to say about Gurney is that he is a substanti...more
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A History Of Celibacy by Elizabeth Abbott
A History Of Celibacy
by Elizabeth Abbott
read in September, 2014
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A HISTORY OF CELIBACY. (2000). Elizabeth Abbott. ****.
The last chapter in Ms. Abbott’s book reads as follows: “’A History of Celibacy’ is a descriptive and analytic narrative and neither advocates nor opposes celibacy. When brought from obscurity int...more
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At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
At the Back of the North Wind
by George MacDonald
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AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND. (1871). George MacDonald. ****.
This children’s story was first serialized in a new magazine, “Good Words for the Young.” The demand for fantasy stories for children was driven, mostly, by the works of Lewis Carroll (Cha...more
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Lilith by George MacDonald
Lilith
by George MacDonald
read in September, 2014
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LILITH. (1895). George MacDonald. ***.
McDonald’s works are usually found in the YA section of most libraries. I’m not sure why, other than that they are works of high imagination that today we call fantasy. MacDonald wrote at about the same time as L...more
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