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1914 by Jean Echenoz
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Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta
Those Who Wish Me Dead
by Michael Koryta (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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A fairly decent and entertaining crime thriller. As is often the case, the antagonists were significantly more interesting than the protagonists. Also, some of the actions and reactions bordered on, or even crossed the border into, implausibility, bu...more
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Those Who Wish Me Dead
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King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
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I must confess that I approached this book with some trepidation, knowing it would describe some horrific acts. And while that promise was fulfilled, the story is too important to justify avoidance. The litany of crimes, rapaciousness, violence, and...more
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"Little more halfway through and thus far my trepidation has been justified. Extremely well written, but the story is truly horrific. "
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King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
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The Bat by Jo Nesbø
The Bat (Harry Hole, #1)
by Jo Nesbø
read in July, 2014
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An adequately entertaining first entry in the series of Harry Hole novels. Having already read The Snowman, it's clear Jo Nesbo was finding his way regarding voice and tone, and the translation seemed oriented toward a British audience rather than Am...more
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"I've been wondering about that movie since Jack Reacher is supposed to be 6' 5'' and 250 lbs., and his size helps make the results of his hand-to-hand...more "
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One Shot by Lee Child
One Shot (Jack Reacher, #9)
by Lee Child (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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A highly entertaining entry in the Jack Reacher series, though there is a fundamental flaw that is only apparent after reading it.

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The how and why of the Zec's befriending of James Barr is never acknowledged, much less addressed, and i...more
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