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Dr. Brinkley's Tower by Robert Hough
Dr. Brinkley's Tower
by Robert Hough (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2012
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Laying down Brinkley's Tower after a throuoghly good read was like crossing the border into America the last time I left Mexico. I wept for the loss of pleasure at being immersed in that wonderful, crazy, vivid country. Hough got it all - the people ...more
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Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre
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Amazing story and memory for details that added to the ene of he unique position. I have been called an ' unusal' mother - also a good mother - by both my two children and friends and acquaintances. I'm an artist and writer. To read the account of th ...more
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
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The last scene was extraordinary. It was great to read a book with a smash ending.
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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
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It deepened the premise of The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, creating the necesary mire to make for a third book.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
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Loved the way it hooks into the Scandanavian life styele. This novel moves fast and furious and defines the phrase "a page turner".
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The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
The Cat's Table
by Michael Ondaatje
read in November, 2011
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Ondaatje's crafting of a novel is beyond compare. He is able to succinctly and poignantly set forth his narrative.
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The Culprits by Robert Hough
The Culprits
by Robert Hough (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2009
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Set in Toronto, I read The Culprits in Toronto and many of the images from the book transformed my 'read' of Toronto
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The Stowaway by Robert Hough
The Stowaway
by Robert Hough (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2009
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This could be deemed a guy's read but it wasn't for it has such clear character portraits that I became engaged. It had the simplisity of Hemmingway but with a contemporary complexity.
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