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Barksdale Penick Barksdale Penick said: "I picked up this 350 page history of the Ottoman Empire while I spent my honeymoon in Istanbul. Our author has a little problem with try to write history in memorable and precious turns of phrase: "Just the facts, Sir". But he has a lot of good facts...more "

 

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Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
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Somewhere in my Goodreads database there is a review of a Walter Scott novel, the Abbey or Abbott or some place or another--the book was long and tedious and improbable. I didn't think I would start another Scott. But one evening, sitting by the old...more
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Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown
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At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie
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The details of the murder and the unraveling by Miss Marple are vintage Agatha. Several false leads come into and out of favor as she pursues the truth. That was all quite good. But as with the Big Four, which I read many years ago, Agathe here sems...more
The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
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Classic Agatha. Miss Marple is maybe a bit too well known as a murder specialist to make this my favorite--I prefer when no one knows that the little lady knitting in the corner is watching their every move. Here, the police know who she is and bring...more
Playback by Raymond Chandler
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Our hero is all of his hardboiled, honest self who is loved by the ladies and eventually respected by the cops and bad guys. Liked it a lot
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
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Fantastic writing, and a pleasure to read, but I did find the plot a but confusing. I never try to figure out who has done what in a thriller--maybe that is why sometimes I wsn't sure who was after whom and why. I wouldn't say this is Chandler's best...more
Chapman's Odyssey by Paul Bailey
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The setting is a hospital, with an failing man thinking over his life. The writing cleverly jumps between acts and scenes in his life, just as our thoughts can. It took a bit of time to adjust to this presentation, and sometimes I had to stop and thi...more
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
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I liked aspects of this book. The orchadist in the woods, raising his apple trees and unexpectedly the girl. But I found the setting to always be a bit wooden, and the male side of most discussion to amount to as little as necessary to get through th...more
Nothing Gold Can Stay by Ron Rash
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Ron Rash's second collection fo stories in two years. I found them more mixed--a slightly lower percentage of really memorable tales, but I did find myself thinking a lot afterwards about two of them, both involving meth. In one a college scholarship...more
Burning Bright by Ron Rash
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It might have been a 4.5, but I flet I could give it a five. Just loved the stories, sad as they were, about folks in North Carolina in various cricumstances of decline. The nasty smell of meth permeates many of these tales--oh but for the grace of G...more
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