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Game of Shadows by Mark Fainaru-Wada
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The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa
The Feast of the Goat
by Mario Vargas Llosa
recommended to Katie Lambden by: powers
read in September, 2007
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This was one of those books that spent a long time on my shelf before I finally picked it up to read...and yet when I did read it, I finished it within a few days.

It is a fictional account of the last weeks, in 1961, of the regime of Trujillo, the in
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Katie Lambden by: mother, father
read in January, 2008
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Yes - all the components of a great novel are here. I like Isabel Allende's cover notes: "All the great themes of literature and of life are the fabric of this...novel: love, honor, guilt, fear, redemption." Entertainment Weekly said it is "A moving ...more
Katie Lambden is now friends with Pete
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
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I actually enjoyed the self-conscious writing-about-writing - the "Rules for Enjoyment" at the beginning - more than the story itself, I think. At least that part shows the genius of the author better; isn't it what elevates the story from a standard ...more
The Devil's Teeth by Susan Casey
The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks
by Susan Casey
recommended for: people interested in natural history, non-fiction
read in August, 2007
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Susan Casey's got a great writing style: easy to get your teeth around and yet watertight and sharp. Um, no puns intended...really. 'Cause this book is about Great White Sharks and Casey's obsession with getting a close encounter with them on the Far ...more
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)
by Alexander McCall Smith (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: anyone who likes simple, fun fiction that's not TOO fluffy
read in August, 2007
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I read this little gem in a day on a long bus ride. It was like candy...no, like delicious sweet strawberries. Not as unhealthy as candy, but nevertheless completely enjoyable. It wasn't as nutritionally empty as candy either: like sweet fruit, it pr ...more
Wolves Eat Dogs by Martin Cruz Smith
Wolves Eat Dogs (Arkady Renko, #5)
by Martin Cruz Smith
recommended for: mystery lovers, history lovers
read in July, 2007
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I didn't really expect to devour this book with such glee. I'm not usually into mysteries, as a matter of fact. But this one was so well-written (not heartbreakingly beautiful prose, but very serviceable!) and the setting (Moscow and Chernobyl at the ...more
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