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Steve rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Empty Family by Colm Tóibín
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It’s not a very promising start, I know, when a reviewer’s lead sentence begs your indulgence. In this case, it’s to allow my personal reading history with the talented Mr. Tóibín. The first book of his I read was the much-loved Brooklyn in 2010. In ...more
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The Brothers K by David James Duncan
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With an average rating of 4.40, it’ll be hard to argue that this book is under-appreciated. But that’s precisely what I intend to do. To bolster my case, I’ll be using graphs to display falsely precise measures in an attempt to gain credibility. The ...more
Steve rated a book 4 of 5 stars
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
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A is for Ascendant
Prose to sweep you away

B is for Birds
With a passion for prey

C is for Cambridge
She’s one of their scholars

D is for Dinero
Nice royalty dollars

E is for Elegiac
So sad when her dad died

F is for Flying
Bird and soul, side by side

G is for G
Steve rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
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Investors talk often about risk-return tradeoffs. The more volatile an asset is, the higher the expected return has to be to want to hold it. The four short books packaged together as The Patrick Melrose Novels are at the extreme end of the risk-retu ...more
Steve rated a book 4 of 5 stars
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
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I just settled a debate with myself. If you don’t know the premise of this book already, I decided not to be the one to tell you. As it happened, I did read this with foreknowledge and suspect I would have enjoyed it more without knowing the twist. F ...more
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Slade House by David Mitchell
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The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
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Much game has been afoot post-dating Arthur Conan Doyle’s brilliant creation. As everyone knows, countless movies, books and shows have been produced featuring the great detective with varying degrees of consistency. But before Anthony Horowitz, none ...more
Steve rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel (Goodreads Author)
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Station Eleven Q&A

Q. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, finalist for the PEN/Faulkner, nominated for the National Book Award, and a 4+ rating on Goodreads – this must be pretty good, right?

A. It is. But the weight of expectations was immense.
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel (Goodreads Author)
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