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John Onoda rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Hard Way by Lee Child
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I'd actually rate this book 3 1/2 stars if the option were available because it's no better than an average Jack Reacher novel, maybe even a bit below average.

Of course, as all Lee Childs' readers know, average Jack Reacher is better than 99 percent...more
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Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch
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While still well-written, Broken Homes does not match the narrative drive and excitement evident in the three earlier novels about Police Constable Peter Grant, his colleague Leslie May and their boss, Chief Inspector Nightingale, the last full-fledg...more
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Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch
Whispers Underground
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This is the third in author Ben Aaronovitch' series about magical crime fighters on London's police force. In this novel, the main case involves the death of an American who is the son of a U.S. Senator, so a headstrong FBI agent contributes to the a...more
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Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch
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A very successful sequel to Midnight Riot, the first novel introducing Police Constable Peter Grant who became the apprentice to the only remaining wizard on London's police force. As with the first story, author Ben Aaronovitch fills the pages with...more
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We All Died At Breakaway Station by Richard C. Meredith
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Wild at Heart by Barry Gifford
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I'd call this book an interesting diversion. It consists of a series of short chapters, mostly dialogue, of a couple of simple people on the run, and of their pursuers. They speak in simple language and communicate on a basic level, unaffected by edu...more
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A Serpent's Tooth by Craig Johnson
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This Walt Longmire mystery pits the sheriff against a renegade Mormon sect that is bad to the bone. While author Craig Johnson does an excellent job, as always, rooting the story in the sparse Wyoming setting, he spends a great deal of time introduci...more
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Fup by Jim Dodge
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Fup is a gentle, contemporary tall tale about a old man, his grandson and their duck named Fup. It's full of warmth and fun, fluid writing. A read gets the feeling that author Jim Dodge, sat with his typewriter, chuckling and laughing as he put the t...more
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Aimless Love by Billy Collins
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I suppose every age has poets who are at least for a while perfectly in tune with the times, who speak with a voice that strikes the reader as so on target that it raises the belief that their world view is perfectly accurate. Tennyson, in his time,...more
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Earthblood by Keith Laumer
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Keith Laumer wrote Old School Space Opera with very simple characters and plots, very basic emotional drivers. Compared to the multi-volume, dense, fast and complicated storytelling of today, his work seems elementary; and yet his best works sticks i...more
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