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The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems
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No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald
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Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
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The Redeemer by Jo Nesbø
The Redeemer (Harry Hole, #6)
by Jo Nesbø
read in January, 2014
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A Harry Hole detective novel (Hole is pronounced as two syllables), and a good one. A character in the book states that it is chance and nuances that separate the hero from the villain. Investigator Hole stutters along that line but lands on the righ ...more
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
"Very strange book, starts in the middle, then goes to the beginning, then more middle, then the end. Also written strangely. At times, especially at the beginning of the book, I was bored by her mundane details.

Parts of the book moved me, particu..." Read more of this review »
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The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr
The Italian Secretary
by Caleb Carr
read in October, 2013
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Caleb Carr does a pretty good job of using the voice and style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Dr. Watson to tell a good tale of Sherlock Holmes. An eventful train ride to Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland with a young girl in distress, suspicious s ...more
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Manson by Jeff Guinn
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Fictional crime authors have praised this book. Jeffery Deaver has called it “Brilliant…The best book about Manson that I’ve read…” Two-time Edgar winner for Best Fact Crime, Carlton Stowers, calls Manson author Jeff Guinn, a “master researcher”. Gui ...more
Roger added a status update: Manson- the Life and Times of Charles Manson, by Jeff Gunn. I go from the fictional crazies of novels to the real crazies of the Manson family. This book is about the youthful Charles Milles Manson, I've been told, contrasted with Manson today.
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Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
Bad Monkey
by Carl Hiaasen
read in September, 2013
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Carl Hiaasen's "Bad Monkey" can't help but put a smile on your face and a shake on your head with his south Florida characters. They are funny, weird, despicable, lovable and criminal-often on both sides of the law. This is the best in a while. A rea ...more
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