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James rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbø
The Devil's Star (Harry Hole, #5)
by Jo Nesbø
read in November, 2014
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The main character "Harry Hole" is a great flawed hero. There is a major subplot to this book revolving around the issues between Harry and Tom Waaler. That gets resolved in this book. The plot has a lot of twists. It was slow going in the beginning ...more
James rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
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Very different book for me. I was surprised that I liked it so much. My son recommended it to me and I did not expect that a fantasy book with a woman as the main character would appeal to me so much.
It was very well written and engrossing. At times
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James voted for Bad Monkey as Best Humor in the Final Round of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards.
Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
James rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Pago Pago Tango by John  Enright
Pago Pago Tango
by John Enright (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
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This story started off very slow and confusing but picked up really fast. I loved the telling from a different cultures prospective. The characters were likable and interesting. The ending was exciting and believable.
A good read.
James rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Road to Gandolfo by Robert Ludlum
The Road to Gandolfo
by Robert Ludlum
read in August, 2013
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I was not very impressed with this book. The story concept was interesting but the implementation was not well done.
The main character of the wronged general McKenzie Hawkins was fairly well done but the lawyer Sam Devereaux was trite, not very likab
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James rated a book 3 of 5 stars
China Jack by Chris Vardeman
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I think is hasn't' been since I was a kid that I have read a novel about the old west.
This was an easy read with few surprises. China Jack is a classic western hero.
It has all the western elements, cowboys, robbers, stage coach, solders, Indians, and
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Treason by Don     Brown
Treason (Navy Justice #1)
by Don Brown (Goodreads Author)
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James rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Burning Man by Alan Russell
Burning Man
by Alan Russell (Goodreads Author)
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A good twist on the standard murder mystery.

The Burning Man is a standard murder mystery with a nice set of twists.
First the addition of a dog as a sidekick was great. Who isn't going to like a good boy (man) and his dog story.
Second the whole burnin
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James rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Big Maria by Johnny Shaw
Big Maria
by Johnny Shaw (Goodreads Author)
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Three men and two Burros

The best part of this book was the characters. The author made the seriously odd trio very believable.
Although early on Harry and Frank were not very likable people, you were pulling for them in the end.
Definitely not a formu
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James rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Victims by Jonathan Kellerman
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More of James's books…
Dr. Seuss
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Charles Lamb
“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”
Charles Lamb, The Life, Letters and Writings of Charles Lamb

Jerome K. Jerome
“They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation. ”
Jerome K. Jerome

Jane Yolen
“Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.”
Jane Yolen, Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood

Jerome K. Jerome
“It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar.”
Jerome K. Jerome

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