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G.M. Lawrence added a status update: It's my first Michael Koryta novel, and so far I'm liking it. At about the halfway point in the books, my initial take is that the paranormal elements are key since the settings and backstory haven't really grabbed me (at least not yet!).
Dutch  by Edmund Morris
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I didn't want to like it. I wanted to feel betrayed by its failure to conform to tradition. But in the end, I came to view it as a masterpiece and the most alluring of presidential biographies. A bit overly "English public school" in tone and timbre,...more
Altar of Bones by Philip Carter
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Well written, inviting work. But action trumps depth, making the book less than it could have been. But all in all, a worthy read.
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A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
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If you're solely a thriller fan, no need to pause here. But if you're interested in post-colonial Africa, the wandering of the expatriate Asian merchant classes, the incomprehensible destruction of the small tyrants who disturb an entire continent an...more
Christ in Concrete by Pietro Di Donato
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When I read that this book bested Grapes of Wrath in both reviews and sales (they came out the same year), I thought I needed to see what it was all about. So I tracked down an old copy at a used bookstore and dug in. Having now read it, I don't see...more
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
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He's famous, the book was well-received by critics and the reading public alike. They even made a movie of it. So didn't I like it very much? Probably says more about me than the book or Heller.
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