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Bangkok 8 by John Burdett
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Erin rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Master and Margarita
by Mikhail Bulgakov
read in January, 2008
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My GOOD goodreads friend recommended this book (as opposed to my BAD goodreads friends who don't) and she loved it. So I really wanted to love it too, but alas, I didn't. It was jam-packed with allegorical references that I didn't get. And to my sham ...more
Erin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee
Native Speaker
by Chang-rae Lee
read in December, 2007
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One of the few books I actually own and have read twice, although I must admit I loved it the first time and just liked it the second time. I suppose it has a lot to do with life circumstances at the time of the reading? Anyway, a very subtle telling ...more
Erin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell
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Sometimes like a cracker between tastes of wine to cleanse the palate, a good predictable murder mystery accomplishes the same thing. So between a somewhat depressing book about living in a strange culture in a strange land and my next book written i ...more
Erin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
A Free Life by Ha Jin
A Free Life
by Ha Jin
read in January, 2008
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I actually listened to this book on CD over the past few weeks and I mention this because I think that impacts the way one experiences a book. Anyway, I loved it. It's a lush, detail-driven account of a Chinese family's life in America after leaving ...more
Erin rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Summer Snow by Rebecca Pawel
The Summer Snow (Tejada, #4)
by Rebecca Pawel
read in December, 2007
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I give this book three stars, but one star is for the historical setting of Spain in 1945. So if I take away the fascination with that time and place, then it's a mediocre mystery. All of the main characters were fairly one-dimensional, and consequen ...more
Erin rated a book 1 of 5 stars
Depths by Henning Mankell
Depths
by Henning Mankell
read in December, 2007
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I really love Mankell's Swedish Detective Kurt Wallander series. So with no new translations due for awhile, I decided to give one of his non-Wallander books a try. On a positive note, I can now say that I know more than I ever thought possible about ...more
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