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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
it was amazing
I know I just added this book yesterday, but I opened it at 1 pm when it arrived, let everything else go, skipped dinner, and read the entire night th ...more
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
it was amazing
I picked up this book and was immediately lost between the covers and could not stop reading until I had finished the entire thing. That's how good th ...more
Nov 25, 2008
Nov 19, 2008
The Sympathizer
it was amazing
04/18/2016: This book just won this year's Pulitzer Prize Award for Fiction. Well deserved.

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Dec 18, 2015
Apr 20, 2015
City of Women
it was ok
I'm afraid I didn't care for this book all that much, but the setting (atmosphere, sense of place & time) was so well evoked that I can't totally ...more
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Black Wings Has My Angel
it was amazing

As I am fond of saying, plot isn't always everything in a good crime novel, and Elliot Chaze's Black Wings Has My Angel is a great case in point. It's
Jun 28, 2016
Jan 08, 2013
Bellman & Black
really liked it
**spoiler alert** To put it rather bluntly, this book is not very popular among fans of Diane Setterfield's previous novel, The Thirteenth Tale, who I ...more
Nov 09, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
The Beguiled
it was amazing
At the end of this novel I was left sort of speechless, and left in awe after finishing it.

As the blurb tells us, as the story begins we find ourselv
Jun 20, 2017
Jun 13, 2017
The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery
it was ok
This book has a great premise, to be sure -- in a 2016 article in The New Yorker Mr. James notes that

"... a hundred and four years ago eight people a
Sep 29, 2017
Sep 19, 2017
really liked it
I'd quite forgotten how tense I get while reading one of Nesbø's Harry Hole novels; a little while into the novel upon Harry's return to Oslo and it a ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 21, 2012
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
really liked it
If you've picked this book up expecting yet another true-crime novel filled with the titillating and tantalizing details that normally make these book ...more
May 2012
May 17, 2012
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