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The Chase by Clive Cussler
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It fills me with admiration that Clive Cussler can publish a book like this, so completely "innocent of any rhetorical gift." I've read three of his books, all bad, and all variations on a theme of Tarzan - tough, steely-eyed white guys dealing succe ...more
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The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
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It was at about this point that I realized Connelly is the best there is practicing in this this genre.
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The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
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Great writing.
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The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
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Very enjoyable. Began my sequential and complete collection of Connelly's work.
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The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
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Considerably less compelling than the Bosch series.
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City of Thieves by David Benioff
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This is a surprisingly enjoyable book given the subject and the context. The siege of Leningrad was a horrifying demonstration of Nazi inhumanity and the Soviet Union's willingness to accept almost limitless suffering and high casualties as the cost ...more
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Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell
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I've enjoyed the Kay Scarpetta books and I admire Patricia Cornwell for being able to sustain her output in this series. My enjoyment has diminished, however, in a rough proportion to the progress of the series. I'd put this one at about the top of t ...more
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In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien
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This is an interesting book.

"In the Lake of the Woods" is the first Tim O'Brien book I've read. What impressed me the most was the craft he shows as a writer. He's a real stylist. It is no easy thing, I think, to manipulate time the way he does in s
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Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley
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Very entertaining and easy to read. Buckley does not try too hard, and restraint is an admirable trait.
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Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert
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