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The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
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“… a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax?”

I’d have to go with hoax or perhaps option C: religion as a form of co...more
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Stasiland by Anna Funder
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You can read all of the statistics about some horror or another, call it the Wikipedia version of history and although this method of history is necessary and a lot more informative than anecdotal accounts there are times when you need to hear the hu...more
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Proof by Adam Rogers
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This book is high entertainment and highly informative. We all should be more informed consumers of alcohol and you never know when you may need to know enough about the stuff to make it yourself. This book will give you a running start. He begins wi...more
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Memoirs of an Invisible Man by Harry F. Saint
Memoirs of an Invisible Man
by Harry F. Saint
recommended for: Anyone with an imagination
read in August, 2014
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DO NOT confuse this brilliant novel with the crap movie it was later made into starring Chevy Chase. If ever a movie screamed out for a remake it would be this story.

I can state without any exaggeration that the umpteen times I have made it through t...more
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Savages by Don Winslow
Savages
by Don Winslow
read in September, 2013
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There is no way that I would have bothered to read this in English but I’ll read almost anything in Spanish or French if it helps me learn. It was pretty horrible, even as a learning experience in another language. The good news is that I found the b...more
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The English Assassin by Daniel Silva
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The second in this series and once again I just couldn’t find anything resembling pacing in the novel. He just goes back and forth between characters and the story is more or less a minor feature—lightning-paced thriller indeed. Why an entire series...more
The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva
" I admit it, I'm addicted to mystery/thriller novels. I try to read a "real"book (as my lovely wife calls non-mystery/thrillers) in between every mystery or thriller read, just so I can pretend to be part of the intelligentsia.

I'd read all of the b... " Read more of this review »
The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva
" I'm a big Le Carre fan so I had high hopes for this, my first exposure to Daniel Silva.

Silva borrows liberally from Le Carre and then has no idea what to do with the proceeds.

For example, he has his hero hide out in a lonely house on the Cornish c... " Read more of this review »
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The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva
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Not a particularly interesting spy thriller and not original at a single turn. When you get right down to it the novels boils down to the one scene in which the two killers are to face off and this turned out to be a complete dud. The tradecraft expl...more
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