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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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One of those books that seems to be capturing good reviews and a big audience, but evidently it's not for everyone. 50 or so pages failed to maintain my interest or compel me to continue reading.
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The Haunting of Gad's Hall by Norah Lofts
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As with its predecessor, three stars is really half a star too many. There was very little 'haunting' in this novel (despite its British title being HAUNTED HOUSE). Actually, the two novels together form one longer novel, with the modern-day story as ...more
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Gad's Hall by Norah Lofts
Gad's Hall (Gad's Hall, #1)
by Norah Lofts
read in December, 2014
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Three stars is actually half a star too much. Can't help but wonder if Lofts intended the two novels to actually be one long one - I'm reading the edition that pairs the two, which makes it quite easy to go from one right into the other, especially a ...more
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A Thousand Summers by Garson Kanin
A Thousand Summers
by Garson Kanin
read in November, 2014
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First read this back when it was originally published. I knew then, of course, that it's springboard was the relationship between screen legends Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, which Kanin had already covered in TRACY AND HEPBURN (much to Hepbur ...more
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Revival by Stephen King
Revival
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Nothing new here, really. But entertaining and engrossing, which ar pretty much all I ask of a book lately.

But I can't help but wonder if much attention would be paid to this book if it weren't by Stephen King. Somewhere I saw something that said "Bo
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Smiley's People by John le Carré
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The Little Wax Doll by Peter  Curtis
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Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon
Leaving Berlin: A Novel
by Joseph Kanon (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Apparently there's still no end to the stories to be mined from the post-WWII era in Europe, particularly Germany, though it all feels a bit too over-familiar by now. This was a fast-paced and entertaining thriller, though, and held my interest.

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Tinseltown by William J. Mann
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Dreary. Two and a half stars would be better.
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Some Luck by Jane Smiley
Some Luck
by Jane Smiley
read in October, 2014
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The first quarter or so was kind of sluggish, but I stayed with it, and by the time I was half-way through I looked forward to getting back to it when I wasn't reading it, which is a sure sign I'm enjoying a book.
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