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Tim Niland

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I like the idea of trying to balance my reading, with fiction and non-fiction, and also trying to read a book that is more complex or outside of my comfort zone. Often I'll get bogged down in one area like crime fiction and begin to become bored with what I am reading. That's why I think it's good to try to mix things up a little bit with something more challenging to keep being fresh and curio... Read more of this blog post »
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New Iberia, Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux has had a difficult life. From horrendous experiences in Vietnam to a lifelong battle with alcoholism, it's a wonder he's made it this far. But now the deck is really stacked against him, as his third w ...more
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Sometimes there are no good answers. Detective Sergeant Bob Tidley purgers himself in court to cover for two patrolmen who rough up a suspect. This opens up a slippery slope when one of his informants, a disgraced nun, is put in mortal danger. Vincen ...more
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Jones is a long-time rock ‘n’ roll journalist who originally created this series of vignettes which add up to something of a career retrospective for Uncut magazine. There are many (perhaps too many) tales of drunken abandon, but that is balanced out ...more
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This was an excellent historical crime novel, loosely based on historical events. It is the late nineteen fifties is Glasgow, Scotland on the eve of the city's transformation from soot blackened Dickensian nightmare to a glass and steel modern Europe ...more
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Acting as a book length companion to the most recent Bootleg Series release by Bob Dylan, the epic Trouble No More: Bootleg Series vol. 13 which contains live recordings, alternate studio takes and unreleased recordings from the period of Dylan’s bor ...more
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Jack Reacher has time to kill between taking the bus and thumbing a ride in the high plains, and he is browsing in a pawnshop when something stops him in his tracks, a United States Military Academy graduation ring, class of 2005. Reacher was a West ...more
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Quote taken from Chapter 1 of The Corpse Wore Gingham: You love to figure out
“Quote taken from Chapter 1 of The Corpse Wore Gingham:

"You love to figure out things as much as I do,” Piper said.

“Like what?” Bill asked.

“You fix broken stuff,” Piper replied.

“Repairing a broken toaster or steam iron is far different than unraveling a murder mystery," Bill said.”
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“There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing. There is the silence that comes with morning in a forest, and this is different from the silence of a sleeping city. There is silence after a rainstorm, and before a rainstorm, and these are not the same. There is the silence of emptiness, the silence of fear, the silence of doubt. There is a certain silence that can emanate from a lifeless object as from a chair lately used, or from a piano with old dust upon its keys, or from anything that has answered to the need of a man, for pleasure or for work. This kind of silence can speak. Its voice may be melancholy, but it is not always so; for the chair may have been left by a laughing child or the last notes of the piano may have been raucous and gay. Whatever the mood or the circumstance, the essence of its quality may linger in the silence that follows. It is a soundless echo.”
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Ed Many thanks for the add, Tim. I'll have to delve into the Bruen/Starr collaboration THE MAX. I didn't realize they'd a new one out from HHC. The Bobby Lee Swagger from Mr. Hunter looks good. I've read one (which title I don't recall).
Have a great week.

Ed Lynskey
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message 2: by Mary

Mary Dude, you review like a librarian.

Way to be coherent and well expressed.

message 1: by Tim (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:55PM)

Tim Niland Slaughterhouse Five... more now than ever, the best anti-war novel.

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