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Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
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North and South by John Jakes
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The main problem with historical fiction (for me, at least) that concerns well-known events such as the Civil War, or the First or Second World War, is suspense - there simply isn't much of a way to create any, because the reader knows full well th ...more
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
read in July, 2015
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I usually re-read this every five to seven years, and it never disappoints - the re-read I finished today was no exception.
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Asta's Book by Barbara Vine
Asta's Book
by Barbara Vine
recommended for: Just About Everyone
read in December, 2012
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7/14/15: I've listened to this several times over the past few months on audio, superbly performed by Harriet Walter. As many times as I've read the book, I'm still "hearing" new sentences, it seems (I've listened to several other Vines as well durin ...more
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Youngblood Hawke by Herman Wouk
Youngblood Hawke
by Herman Wouk
read in July, 2015
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June/July 2015: My 2012 attempt at re-reading this book stalled out (see below). However, a couple of weeks ago I got an unexpected urge to try this book again, and though I got off to a slow start, after a few days I was into the book for the long r ...more
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The Late Child by Larry McMurtry
The Late Child
by Larry McMurtry
recommended for: No one.
read in January, 1995
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For a decade between the publication of LONESOME DOVE and this book (1985-1995) Larry McMurtry was absolutely my favorite writer - I devoured his backlist and looked forward to each new book with great anticipation and impatience. Sad to say, all tha ...more
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Youngblood Hawke by Herman Wouk
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Youngblood Hawke by Herman Wouk
"What I learned from reading this book is that sometimes another person's favorite book is something you will love, but more often, it isn't."
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Make Death Love Me by Ruth Rendell
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The Dark Rose by Erin Kelly
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