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Evangeline rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Protector of the Small by Tamora Pierce
Protector of the Small (Protector of the Small, #1-4)
by Tamora Pierce (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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I read this in my early teens and it was great revisiting it! Keladry is a great character - capable, determined, amazingly stoic thanks to her Yamani (Japanese) training, and a leader with a heart for people, especially the downtrodden and vulnerabl...more
Evangeline rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
Death Comes to Pemberley
by P.D. James
read in April, 2014
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I thought this was one of the best Pride & Prejudice derivative novels that I've read and I really enjoyed it! I'm really surprised that the ratings are so bad. Six years into married life, Elizabeth and Darcy are busy preparing for the annual ba...more
Evangeline rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov
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My rating: 3.5. This was an excellent ending to the series, but I didn't enjoy it as much as the earlier books, perhaps because there was too much astronomy and computing in it. Nevertheless, it was a good yarn and full of interesting ideas. Having c...more
Evangeline rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov
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Things took an unexpected turn with new elements in play, all perfectly plausible and well-chosen to keep things fresh and exciting. A continuation of the Foundation trilogy, the war between the two Foundations has ended but things are by no means ov...more
Evangeline rated a book 5 of 5 stars
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
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This was a marvelous read, easy yet thought-provoking. Structured like a self-help book, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia tells the story of one man's rise from poor cook's son to corporate tycoon in a sprawling Asian metropolis. Along the way,...more
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
" Mohsin Hamid definitely has a unique masterful writing style. His ability to succeed in not naming any of his characters is amazing. Yes, you read right – his characters are nameless, but yet you know them…How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is... " Read more of this review »
Evangeline rated a book 4 of 5 stars
One Thousand and One Nights by Hanan Al-Shaykh
One Thousand and One Nights
by Hanan Al-Shaykh
read in February, 2014
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This highly acclaimed retelling of Arabian Nights didn't in the least disappoint. Angered by the discovery of his wife's weekly orgies, King Shahrayar vows to marry a virgin every night and kill her the next morning, as a revenge upon unfaithful wome...more
Evangeline rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
The Luminaries
by Eleanor Catton
read in February, 2014
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The Luminaries was pretty good, but not as stupendous as all the reviews claim. On the New Zealand goldfields in 1866, a wealthy man has vanished, a whore has seemingly tried to end her life, an enormous fortune is discovered in the home of a murdere...more
Evangeline rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Nine-year-old Oskar discovers a key left behind by his father who died in 9/11. Still grappling with the painful loss of a parent he loved and idolised, he embarks on a quest to find the lock which it opens. His only clue being the word 'Black' writt...more
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Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
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I enjoyed this book more than the first one, Foundation. There were only two parts, so it was less densely packed and more time to get invested in the characters. In the first part, the Foundation has to face the Empire, dying but still powerful. An...more
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