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The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block
"Lawrence Block’s newest standalone thriller is both familiar and different. The racy cover, noir plot and seedy setting put it solidly in the category of the prurient paperback pulps of the fifties. Don’t be deceived, though, the story takes place..." Read more of this review »
The Seventh by Richard Stark
" Scott wrote: "Never read a Parker book, always wanted to. Do they need to be read in order?"

They're all pretty much self contained stories, but there
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The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block
"I’ve read more books written by Lawrence Block than by any other writer. I like crime fiction and my preference is for it to be set in America, so that’s two boxes ticked. But the primary reason I come back to Block so often is down to style and q..." Read more of this review »
Funny Money by James Swain
"Sixty-two year-old Tony Valentine is retired from the police force in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He now lives in Florida and runs his own consulting service, Grift Sense. Tony has an uncanny ability to spot “crossroaders”—people who are cheating a..." Read more of this review »
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The Seventh by Richard Stark
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When Parker goes out for beer and smokes after being shacked up with a woman for a couple of days, and he’s only gone for ten minutes. But when he gets back, he finds her dead with a sword (Yes, a freaking sword.) rammed through her. Even worse, the ...more
Kemper and 48 other people liked Carol. 's review of Flex ('Mancer, #1):
Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz
Dear Ferrett,

Don't take the rating personally. It's not you--it's me. Really, there's a lot to like in your book; a parallel world with 'mancers, magic that comes out of passion, distilled magic as part of the drug trade...

Wait, not that last bit...." Read more of this review »
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Reamde by Neal Stephenson
" Campbell wrote: "Have you read his "Snow Crash"? I'd be very interested to hear your thoughts on it (my opinion is that the core idea is possibly the ...more "
The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block
" Mike wrote: "Been a while since he put out something new in this vein. Looking forward to grabbing this up. Another stellar review, as always, Kemper! ...more "
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Reamde by Neal Stephenson
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Damn, but this book exhausted me. It wasn’t just having to hold up it’s 127 lbs. of bulk while trying to read that wore me out either.

Stephenson hasn’t made it easy on his fans since Cryptonomicon in 1999 with it and every book since being about 27,0
Kemper made a comment on Richard Vialet’s review of Pike
Pike by Benjamin Whitmer
" I also think Cry Father is even better than this one. "
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“This is as good as it gets. Can’t expect everyone to be on the same page. We’re still humans after all. Some percentage of us are always going to be assholes.”
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Chad Harbach
“You told me once that a soul isn't something a person is born with but something that must be built, by effort and error, study and love. And you did that with more dedication than most, that work of building a soul-not for your own benefit but for the benefit of those that knew you.”
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2014 Kemper Awards (Humor)
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2013 Kemper Awards (Select)
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2012 Kemper Awards (Humor)
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2011 Kemper Awards (Humor)
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2010 Kemper Awards (Humor)
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