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The Headmaster's Wager
3.86
it was amazing

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Extraordinary Book, September 21, 2012
By
Jeffrey Tretin (White Plains, NY USA) -
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Sep 21, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
 
Lineup
3.54
it was amazing
Truly an exceptional book in the thriller/police procedurals genre. There are so many clever twists and turns that I hesitate to go into details since ...more
Oct 27, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
 
Leaving Everything Most Loved (Maisie Dobbs, #10)
4.01
it was amazing
A thoroughly enjoyable and exciting read set in the early 1930's when people were slowly realizing that war was once again looming. With that as a bac ...more
not set
Mar 28, 2013
 
Really Dead: A Ria Butler Mystery
3.54
really liked it
A fun book to read anytime of the year! Will help you imagine it's still summer even during the winter. Great story very entertaining. A good combinat ...more
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
 
The Dark Path: A Memoir
3.87
it was amazing
The Dark Path opens the readers eyes to how a conflict that percolates through adolescence and early adulthood can have devastating consequences for t ...more
Sep 07, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
 
Burial Rites
4.01
it was amazing
It's hard to believe how fascinating a story set in a desolate section of Iceland can be. You will come to appreciate the isolation and its impact on ...more
Sep 30, 2013
Oct 24, 2013
 
Sacrilege (Giordano Bruno, #3)
3.99
really liked it
Excellent historical fiction. Does a great job of setting out the conflict in the Elizabethan era between the Catholic and Protestant churchess and th ...more
May 12, 2012
May 03, 2012
 
When Hollywood Was Right How Movie Stars, Studio Moguls, and Big Business Remade American Politics
4.00
it was amazing
Reading this book you realize that what motivates Hollywood is it's own self interest and not whether a candidate is liberal or conservative. It is an ...more
Oct 18, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
 
Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2)
4.30
it was amazing
Hard to put down. A fascinating history of the world from 1933 to 1949 through the eyes of participants in the mainland US, Hawaii, Asia and Europe. W ...more
Aug 28, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
 
Murder in the Ball Park (Nero Wolfe Novels by Robert Goldsborough #9)
3.74
it was amazing
So nice when a recreation of a classic team exceeds expectations. Brings NY to life with a wondeful story. Really holds your attention with an excelle ...more
Jan 15, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
 
Beastly Things (Commissario Brunetti, #21)
3.86
it was amazing
Excellent book. Donna Leon is in top form. You will feel like you are in Venice and understand the uniqueness of the city. Even if you have never read ...more
Apr 11, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
 
The Last Clinic (Darla Cavannah Mysteries, #1)
3.66
it was amazing
Great detective story. It's always fun to read about a person transplanted from one culture, in this case, Philadelphia to the deep south. Even a poli ...more
Nov 05, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
 
The Cambridge Verdi Encyclopedia
4.60
it was amazing
I enjoy opera but would not consider myself an opera scholar. This book was amazingly helpful to my understanding of Verdi's and his beautiful operas.
Nov 19, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
 
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.85
liked it
Interesting story but seemed to assume a higher level of knowledge than most Americans would have about the machinations of the Tudor court.
Jan 2010
Jun 10, 2012
 
The Jackal's Share (Ben Webster, #2)
3.37
really liked it
A real attention grabber - moves you quickly around the world with colorful characters and myriad settings. A must read.
Mar 2013
Mar 04, 2013
 
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
3.97
really liked it
Excellent book. It is so compelling it is hard to believe that it is non-fiction. Katherine Boo did an amazing job understanding and conveying the liv ...more
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
 
Body Slam
3.25
really liked it
A mystery/thriller which is set in the world of wrestling. Great characters and a fun read!
Feb 05, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
3.73
really liked it
Very interesting reading - displays his deep knowledge of Judaism and raises some interesting questions.
not set
Mar 21, 2012
 
Cleopatra: A Life
3.62
really liked it
Well done but has to rely on supposition since the historical record is so sparse.
not set
Mar 21, 2012
 
Mission to Paris (Night Soldiers, #12)
3.59
really liked it
Excellently portrays the atmosphere in Paris before WW2. It is truly an eye opener.
not set
Aug 14, 2012
 
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
4.19
it was amazing
Very informative on the President as well as America in this era. Reads like a mystery!
not set
Apr 23, 2012
 
The Old Wine Shades (Richard Jury, #20)
3.62
liked it
Some interesting discussion of concepts of physics but then veers into fantasy land.
not set
Mar 21, 2012
 
The Absent One (Department Q, #2)
3.85
it was amazing
In a word - fabulous. Brilliant characterization. You won't be able to put it down!
Oct 12, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
 
The Fallen Angel (Gabriel Allon, #12)
4.17
really liked it
A real page turner. Get me occupied on a flight from LA to Australia!
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
 
Blue Monday (Frieda Klein, #1)
3.77
it was amazing
Can't wait to read the next one!
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
 
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
3.91
it was amazing
Fantastic biography!
not set
Mar 21, 2012
 
The Paris Directive
3.41
really liked it
Very interesting story and really enjoyed the setting in the French countryside. The characters are well drawn and the story moves along at an excelle ...more
Jun 17, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
Hunting Shadows (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #16)
4.00
it was amazing
Charles Todd has the unusual ability to make you truly believe Ian Rutledge's struggle to recover from the trauma of WW1. With a character so compelli ...more
Dec 11, 2013
Oct 24, 2013
 
Target Churchill
4.11
it was amazing
Very impressive work of historical fiction. You won't regret reading this book.
Aug 2013
Aug 16, 2013
 
Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation
4.04
really liked it
A very interesting book about Italy during WW2 and the bravery of a cycling champion. Also provides a fresh perspective on the efforts of the Clergy i ...more
Jul 18, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
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