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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
3.87
it was amazing
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is a wonderful comedy of manners in which the multiculturalism, rudeness and self absorption of the present collide with ...more
not set
Oct 07, 2010
 
Beneath the Lion's Gaze
3.87
really liked it
"Beneath the Lion's Gaze" begins in 1974 during the last days of Emperor Haile Selassie's despotic rule of Ethiopia. Told through the fates of members ...more
Jun 2011
Feb 14, 2010
 
The Song of Achilles
4.27
it was amazing
I picked this up because of its glowing recommendations with a bit of trepidation. Could I really relate to another telling of the story of the battle ...more
not set
May 05, 2012
 
The World to Come
3.84
it was amazing
I finished this book several hours ago thinking about it ever since. Magical realism with Jewish-Russian themes. The color and light of a Chagall pain ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 17, 2009
 
The Last Temptation (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #3)
4.00
it was amazing
The problem reading a series out of order is that sometimes the outcome of the plot and story line are already known. Despite this,I was engaged and s ...more
not set
Mar 01, 2011
 
Special Topics In Calamity Physics
3.70
it was amazing
I first tried reading this book but had a hard time with the style. When I found an audio copy at my local library i decided to try again. And I am ve ...more
not set
May 15, 2008
 
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
4.26
really liked it
Ken Follett again amazes me with the breadth and scope of research he puts into his historic fiction. Fall of Giants, his first in a proposed trilogy ...more
not set
Oct 11, 2010
 
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
3.74
it was amazing
This is a stunning philosophic novel which combines the story of a lowly Parisian concierge, the arrogance and political hubris of the French upper mi ...more
not set
Apr 04, 2009
 
Dead Silence (Doc Ford, #16)
3.87
really liked it
Another addition to the Dr. Ford series-Professor and Special government agent. While on vacation in NYC, his quick wits thwart a kidnap attempt on a ...more
not set
Sep 20, 2009
 
NW
3.41
liked it
This book covers much of the same ground as Zadie Smith's previous novels. It tells the story of the urban immigrant struggle in Britain, where educat ...more
not set
Aug 11, 2012
 
Aurora
3.72
really liked it
The multi generational space odyssey takes a twist in this story of prospective colonists who find their 200 year journey has lead them to a planet ho ...more
not set
Aug 28, 2015
 
Face of the Enemy: A New York in Wartime Mystery #1
3.76
it was amazing
This is the stunning story of a Japanese woman, wife of an American college professor, whose world is turned inside out by the bombing of Pearl Harbor ...more
not set
Dec 16, 2013
 
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
4.04
really liked it
This is the second in a series of mysteries by JK Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith featuring Cormoran Strke and Robin Ellacot. This time Strike acc ...more
not set
May 30, 2014
 
The Devil's Punchbowl (Penn Cage #3)
4.05
really liked it
Like all of the Greg Iles books I've read, once I picked up "The Devil's Punchbowl" I could not put it down. The story revolves around the life and ti ...more
not set
Mar 15, 2009
 
Turn of Mind
3.65
it was amazing
"Turn of Mind" is a powerful story, told in the first person, of a surgeon descending into Alzheimer's and violence with all its confusion, rage, mome ...more
not set
Jul 10, 2011
 
Triptych (Will Trent, #1)
4.14
it was amazing
I first became acquainted with Karin Slaughter in one of her later books. Usually i try to start at the beginning of a series or go forward from where ...more
not set
Sep 23, 2011
 
Fever
3.65
really liked it
Interesting look at the life of Mary Mallon, the Irish immigrant worker dubbed Typhoid Mary when it became known she was a healthy carrier of Typhoid ...more
not set
Mar 16, 2013
 
The Cutting Season
3.49
liked it
Old secrets come to life when the body of a migrant worker is found on the property of a historic plantation in Louisiana. Operated as an historic sit ...more
not set
Jan 12, 2013
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.60
it was amazing
A retelling of Hamlet using the backdrop of farm life in rural Wisconsin is the amazing "Story of Edgar Sawtelle". In five books, akin to Shakespeare' ...more
not set
Jun 30, 2008
 
The Gargoyle
3.96
really liked it
It is hard to categorize this story. It is part middle ages social history, part cautionary tale, part horror and very descriptive.

When a handsome, he
...more
not set
Aug 18, 2008
 
Birds Without Wings
4.16
really liked it
This is a piece of history with which I was unfamiliar.

In the waning days of the Ottoman Empire, residents of a small town are drawn into WW1 without
...more
Dec 2008
Nov 03, 2007
 
Poison Study (Study, #1)
4.16
really liked it
This book revolves around a very interesting idea. Faced with execution and given the chance for reprieve, would you take it if the reprieve involved ...more
not set
May 15, 2008
 
Beauty Queens
3.61
really liked it
"Beauty Queens" is a guilty pleasure. It is a comic cross of "Lord of the Flies", "Lost" and anything by Sophie Kinsella.

On their way to the Miss Teen
...more
not set
May 10, 2013
 
The Double Bind
3.62
liked it
The Double Bind tells the story of a young woman trying to come to terms with an attack by 2 men while riding a bike on a country road. Years later, w ...more
not set
Jun 12, 2008
 
Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1)
4.07
really liked it
Written in the style of magical realism, this is the story of the Waverly family, a not quite normal clan, with special gifts which rule thier lives. ...more
not set
Mar 24, 2008
 
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
3.79
really liked it
This is the first Gothic tale I have read in a long time. There has been so much buzz about this trilogy I decided to try it although i am not overly ...more
not set
Apr 29, 2008
 
The Night Ferry
3.82
really liked it
Alisha Barba, a Sikh detective who appeared as a character in
Robotham's "Lost" takes center stage in this story of international intrigue, baby sellin
...more
not set
Jun 29, 2008
 
Rebels of Babylon (Abel Jones, #6)
4.06
it was amazing
This book is part of a series about a union army officer who investigates murders during the civil war. In this entry Abel Jones is sent to New Orlean ...more
not set
Apr 29, 2008
 
People of the Book
4.01
it was amazing
The story of an illustrated Hagaddah through which the Diaspora of Sephardic Jews is mostly told backward from present day, to WWII eventually ending ...more
not set
Feb 21, 2008
 
The Yellow Birds
3.74
really liked it
This quietly compelling novel tells the story of two contemporary American every-men, actually man/boys, who find themselves fighting for survival ami ...more
not set
Dec 31, 2012
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