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The Secret Place
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"She has me rapt. Am loving this." Sep 19, 2014 07:00AM

For the Dead
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"Hallinan is killing me. This is the best damn thriller out there, featuring folks we care about: children, good cops, and a somewhat confused writer/private investigator with a heart of gold." Sep 17, 2014 06:14AM

World Order
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"Argh! Trouble with the download. I look forward to this, though I admit I was a little put off by his talking about state actors trying to come to terms rather than the obvious problem of non-state actors." Sep 14, 2014 07:23PM


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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
" i just couldn't wait and read #3 before #2, but the incredible continuing saga of elena and lila in naples and now out of naples.
supposed to be a #4 in sept 2015. found out too, that the author elena ferrante is actually an unknown person writing... " Read more of this review »
The Literature Express by Lasha Bugadze
" the lit train, carrying eastern European writers from lisbon to moscow, looping back to berlin for a month. this is the novel of the ride. the hilarious, cheesy, sad, stereotypical, geopolitical, farcical ride.
this title from the new dalkey archi... " Read more of this review »
The Spanish Game by Charles Cumming
" moer plot twists than a plate of spaghetti, involving mi5 mi6 cia gal eta, set about 2003 in madrid and san sebastian.
alex has been let go from mi6 and has been living underground for 5 years (cia fucked him royal, and he was both very sad about t... " Read more of this review »
"Hmmm...Cleopatra's 'melting pearl' makes me think of a deflowering: "the young maiden was no more, not quite sheltered 'neath stars and trees, discand...more "
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Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
Stone Mattress
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
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"switterbug (Betsey) wrote: "I still have over 100 pages to go but have to be in mood..."

Ah, I wondered about the reaction to the movie. I was quite su...more
"I listened to a large portion of this book until life intervened. I learned a lot about "the scattering" of the families in the first part of the 20th...more "
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In Sunlight and in Shadow by Mark Helprin
In Sunlight and in Shadow
by Mark Helprin
read in September, 2014
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The first time I sunk into one of Mark Helprin’s huge, atmospheric novels I wondered how it was this man was not better known. But he is well known as a maker of epics, I just didn’t know it then. That first brush with Helprin was A Soldier of the Gr...more
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"Chris wrote: "Didn't you love the author's bio on the dust jacket?"

Yes, I remember that you mentioned it in your review and I looked for it especially...more
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“And glad as I was to be in the States, and even though I hated the past seven months and the only thing that kept me going was the Marines I served with and the thought of coming home, I started feeling like I wanted to go back. Because fuck all this.”
Phil Klay, Redeployment

Rebecca Solnit
“The object we call a book is not the real book, but its potential, like a musical score or seed. It exists fully only in the act of being read; and its real home is in the head of the reader, where the symphony resounds, the seed germinates.A book is a heart that beats in the chest of another.”
Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby

Brian Turner
“Let me lie here and dream of a better life.”
Brian Turner, Here, Bullet

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“My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.”
Louis Adamic

“Let no one be fooled by the fact that we may write in English, for we intend to do unheard of things with it.”
Chinua Achebe.

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