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The Ancient Rain by Domenic Stansberry
The Ancient Rain
by Domenic Stansberry (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2016
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I was after a good mystery that would be a light vacation read. I was tempted to bail on this, but stayed mildly interested enough to finish it. It's about a cold case that gets reopened involving the SLA, and since the Patty Hearst kidnapping occurr ...more
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The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
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What a gorgeous experience this book is. I read fresh off returning from a trip to Bogota, and Vasquez captures the city so beautifully. More than that, this is a thriller even as it's a literary beauty, that immerses you in the worlds of people who ...more
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The Scarlet Letters by Louis Auchincloss
The Scarlet Letters
by Louis Auchincloss
read in February, 2016
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I love Auchincloss's hermetic environments, and this made me feel like I was watching the movie Carol again. He handles shifting p.o.v. with suppleness, and there's a comeuppance factor that's wonderfully satisfying. He follows a couple over the cour ...more
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Delirium by Laura Restrepo
Delirium
by Laura Restrepo
read in October, 2015
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In prepping for a trip to Colombia, I found out about Laura Restrepo. This is a beautifully written shifting viewpoint story about the damage that families do, and about the fact that love isn't always the answer. Escobar hovers in the background, bu ...more
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The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Well-written, good characters—I was calling it "scandinoir" because I couldn't remember Nordic noir, and I like my title better. But anyway, ultimately I'm sorry I read this because it really got under my skin, and I've had some nightmares and just g ...more
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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility
by Jane Austen
read in September, 2015
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I started off liking this immensely, but about two thirds of the way in—when Marianne and Elinor go to London—I really got annoyed with it. Apparently Austen was somewhat conflicted about whether sense or sensibility should triumph. Marianne is also, ...more
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The Busconductor Hines by James Kelman
The Busconductor Hines
by James Kelman
read in July, 2015
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I absolutely loved this book. No quotation marks, no question marks, lots of thoughts that just trail off, weird syntax, Glaswegian: I felt immediately immersed in the world of the Busconductor Hines. Kelman makes Hines so funny and endearing and hum ...more
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The Children Act by Ian McEwan
The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
read in June, 2015
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Compact, precise, and written in McEwan's inimitable style—i.e., practically aerodynamic in its paring away of anything but the details that make the story move forward. This one starts with one of the most compelling openings I've read in a while; h ...more
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Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon
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The Great War for Civilisation by Robert Fisk
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