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Where Rivers Change Direction
4.25
it was amazing
Our primary impulse to read may be to enter another life, or to see another place through other eyes. Not to imagine it, but to see it. We abandon wha ...more
May 26, 2011
May 27, 2011
 
The Wake of Forgiveness
3.65
really liked it
Against expectations, I read this book as rapidly as I could, following its inevitable word cadences, complex and exquisitely honed. On nearly every p ...more
Aug 07, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
 
Butcher's Crossing
4.11
it was amazing
Of the dozen or two best novels I have read, two are by John Williams. The first is Stoner, an "academic" novel, and this is the second. It also fits ...more
Jul 11, 2011
Jul 07, 2010
 
Black River
3.99
it was amazing
First novels almost always deserve basic praise for the audacity of the challenge they represent. Sustaining an invented narrative over a long passage ...more
Aug 22, 2015
Aug 09, 2015
 
Death Without Company (Walt Longmire, #2)
4.23
really liked it
This is a good a series as I have read, with a character clearly at the center of things and yet unrevealed in full. Longmire is an excellent protagon ...more
not set
Feb 28, 2011
 
An Unfinished Life
3.93
really liked it
This novel is part of a series, recently followed by Bone Fire. The continuities and connections between them are lovely, and several of the character ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2010
 
The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1)
4.14
really liked it
A fine series of contemporary western crime, with crisp atmosphere and character. The voice is wonderful. Moving on to the next one in this series.
not set
Oct 15, 2010
 
Billy Gashade: An American Epic
3.97
it was amazing
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not set
Jul 23, 2010
 
The Master Butchers Singing Club
4.03
it was amazing
None
not set
Jul 06, 2010
 
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water
3.86
it was amazing
None
not set
Jul 06, 2010
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