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Ellie Ray rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Exile by Denise Mina
Exile (Gartnethill, #2)
by Denise Mina (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2008
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Totally sweet gritty Scottish mystery. Gangsters and casual self-destruction abound. The characters are hilarious, tragic and believable. The relationship between the protagonist and her brother and best friend made me miss my sisters and best friend ...more
Ellie Ray rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
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<3 <3 <3 This was the first Dorothy L Sayers book I read; I've now read all of them. The first 50 pages are so were a bit of a trudge, in part because I'm unfamiliar with the structure of a British university and really can't tell a don from ...more
Ellie Ray and 6 other people liked Siria's review of My Name is Red:
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
"A triumph of hype over substance, I thought. I'm not sure whether this is because of Pamuk himself, or whether the astonishingly stiff and formal style of the narrative can be attributed to the translator, but I was very much underwhelmed by this...." Read more of this review »
Ellie Ray and 5 other people liked Melody's review of My Name Is Red:
My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
"My rating is more like 2 1/2 stars - because I do want to encourage you to read it. It is a curious mix of murder mystery, religion, violence, sex and art. I felt like I was reading the King James Version of some religious document that covered al..." Read more of this review »
Ellie Ray rated a book 1 of 5 stars
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
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Lame! I gave up about halfway through. The characters are two dimensional and uncompelling, the mystery is dumb, the sex scenes are so porny, stilted and uncreative as to make me wonder if the translation was outsourced to a phone sex operator ("My l ...more
Ellie Ray rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Wooden Shepherdess by Richard Hughes
The Wooden Shepherdess (The Human Predicament, #2)
by Richard Hughes
recommended for: ww2 history buffs, people who can tolerate ww2 history
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I've been reading this guy for a couple months now... The Fox in the Attic was awesome, but the sequel tries to do too many things at once. At this point he's following about seven characters, including Hitler and a British statesman, and there are e ...more
Ellie Ray rated a book 4 of 5 stars
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
A Suitable Boy (A Suitable Boy, #1)
by Vikram Seth
recommended for: those interested in Indian literature and society, people with strong wrists and long plane flights
read in May, 2007
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This book combines Jane Austen's sensitivity to the nuances of social interaction and compelling characters with a Tolstoyesque interest in every social, political, economic and religious detail pertaining to the greater world of the plot. Lata, the ...more
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