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Crime and Punishment
4.19
it was amazing
While I often find it hard to review a classic novel because we already know it’s stood the test of time, it is even harder to review one that has bee ...more
May 22, 2012
May 10, 2012
 
15
The Long Good-bye (Philip Marlowe, #6)
4.22
it was amazing
Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye is different to all his other Philip Marlowe books; it’s twice as long, semi autobiographical and it’s a platform ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 27, 2010
 
17
Eye of the Needle
4.17
it was ok
This is my first Ken Follett book (much to the disappointment of my wife) but I wanted to tackle something small before attempting on of his epics. Ey ...more
Oct 02, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
 
3
The Postman Always Rings Twice
3.80
it was amazing
This is the perfect example of what James M. Cain is capable of, gritty, minimalistic and fast paced. I’ve read this book before and it was nice to re ...more
Dec 05, 2011
Sep 22, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
 
14
The Name of the Rose
4.11
really liked it
A Franciscan friar and a Benedictine novice travel to a Benedictine monastery in Italy to attend a theological disputation. Not it’s not a joke… its m ...more
Apr 11, 2011
Nov 23, 2010
 
4
Dracula
3.98
liked it
Before the Twilight series there were stories about Vampires that actually were good. The most famous of these was the story of Dracula by Bram Stoker ...more
Jul 26, 2009
Jul 16, 2010
 
13
The Lady in the Lake (Philip Marlowe, #4)
4.06
really liked it
The Lady in the Lake is the tale of Private Detective Marlowe, who is hired to find a missing woman by her husband. Marlowe finds a woman dead in the ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Oct 18, 2010
 
12
The Killer Inside Me
3.89
liked it
The Killer Inside Me is a perfect example of Noir in its purest form; it’s disturbing, dark, gritty and chilling. The protagonist Lou Ford is an all-a ...more
Mar 10, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
 
16
Red Harvest
3.98
really liked it
When I read this book I kept thinking this book reminds me of the Bruce Willis movie Last Man Standing. Then I find out that movie was a remake of a J ...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 02, 2011
 
5
To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1)
4.26
liked it
The book has been described as a southern gothic novel which gave the book a certain appeal to me and was one of the main reasons I decided to read th ...more
Jul 24, 2010
Jul 16, 2010
 
18
The Thirty-Nine Steps
3.60
it was ok
This book didn’t really engage me at all, I was expecting some exciting adventure about Espionage; but The thirty-nine steps didn’t deliver. There wer ...more
Dec 06, 2011
Sep 11, 2011
 
10
Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins, #1)
3.90
liked it
The Devil in a Blue Dress was different to most Hard-Boiled novels I’ve read. For the most obvious reason, it was based around the African American co ...more
Feb 20, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
 
9
The Maltese Falcon
3.92
liked it
I love Hard-Boiled novels, so I was really looking forward to reading Dashiell Hammett. Right off the bat, it was clear his style was more raw and gri ...more
Feb 08, 2011
Aug 27, 2010
 
11
The Thin Man
3.97
liked it
Drinking, flirting and murder. Former detective Nick Charles is a cynical but overall decent man, his with wife, Nora, a clever woman who almost force ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
 
7
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (George Smiley #3)
4.07
liked it
Espionage at it’s best. This is a well written book of intelligence gathering, double crossing, sex and everything else you want in a cold war spy nov ...more
Dec 15, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
 
2
Farewell, My Lovely (Philip Marlowe, #2)
4.16
really liked it
None
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 21, 2010
 
8
Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1)
4.02
it was ok
None
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
1
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1)
4.02
really liked it
None
Aug 08, 2017
Apr 30, 2011
Oct 07, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
 
6
The Talented Mr Ripley
3.93
liked it
None
Nov 17, 2010
Nov 13, 2010