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Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
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I do not think that many authors 'nail it' when it comes to writing about boyhood. Steven King does, and so does David Mitchell. Black Swan Green deftly chronicles one boy's navigation through the politics and hierarchies that come with growing up in ...more
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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas
by David Mitchell
read in April, 2015
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This is a great read. It is not easy: I struggled through the first half, only to find myself wanting the story to never end at the finish. I had to go back and re-read previous sections to fully understand it, and remain quite sure that I still don' ...more
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Shanghai by Christopher New
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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Cryptonomicon
by Neal Stephenson (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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Wow. This was a stupendous tale. The only reason that it got 4 instead of 5 is because had I not been told that it was worth the effort, I probably would not have made it through the first 300 pages; as it was, it took me much longer than usual to fi ...more
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Bernard Cornwell Box Set by Bernard Cornwell
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I am currently listening my way through the Richard Sharpe series on Audible.com by Bernard Cornwell, and have found myself enjoying it much more than I thought I would. Historical fiction at its best, I say. I only gave it 4 stars because, as I know ...more
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The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid
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I recently became aware of Val McDermid, and have now listened on Audiobook the entire Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series. Very creative, and evil, stuff. So of course I really enjoy it. The series seems to be more or less based in Bradfield, in Yorkshire ...more
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The Death Trade by Jack Higgins
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Meditations in Green by Stephen Wright
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Jacob's Oath by Martin Fletcher
Jacob's Oath
by Martin Fletcher (Goodreads Author)
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