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Stranger at Home by Leigh Brackett
"Despite Goodreads crediting the authorship of this book to Leigh Brackett, it was published as by actor George Sanders, with Brackett as his ghost writer.

One dark night four years ago in South America, wealthy businessman Mike Vickers was beaten o..." Read more of this review »
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This novel opens during the Cultural Revolution, with a young and fanatical Red Guard member, and those themes of ideology and sometimes misguided youthful obsession permeate the novel that follows. There's also a continuing theme of a war on science ...more
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Everything I Never Told You
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The Birthday Present by Barbara Vine
"Even before we get into the psychological-thriller aspect, this is a wonderful depiction of the sense of entitlement and the distance from ordinary human beings epiromized by those Tory parliamentary politicians who featured in the later years of..." Read more of this review »
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Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbø
"Quite different from other work by Nesbo that I've read, this short novel is a psychological thriller about an Oslo hitman ("fixer"), Olav.

Olav guesses that his life is going to go all to hell when his crime-kingpin boss, Hoffmann, tells him his n..." Read more of this review »
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“The book itself is a curious artifact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn't have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; all it needs is light, a human eye, and a human mind. It is not one of a kind, and it is not ephemeral. It lasts. It is reliable. If a book told you something when you were fifteen, it will tell it to you again when you're fifty, though you may understand it so differently that it seems you're reading a whole new book."

(Staying Awake: Notes on the alleged decline of reading, Harper's Magazine, February 2008)”
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“Everyone thinks that courage is about facing death without flinching. But almost anyone can do that. Almost anyone can hold their breath and not scream for as long as it takes to die.

True courage is about facing life without flinching. I don't mean the times when the right path is hard, but glorious at the end. I'm talking about enduring the boredom, the messiness, and the inconvenience of doing what is right.

Robin Hobb, The Mad Ship

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