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Princes at War by Deborah Cadbury
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Rhyming Life and Death by Amos Oz
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It's a perfectly well-written book...but one that didn't speak to me at all, and felt like a chore to read. So much so that I gave up after a disinterested 60 pages. I simply couldn't muster any enthusiasm for what was going on. Just one of those boo ...more
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Sports and Pastimes by Jean-Philippe Baril Guérard
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The writing style (and by extension, the translation) is fantastic, first rate work. It's the only thing that kept me reading this book full of the most vile, narcissistic, shallow, superficial, arrogant, self-entitled whack jobs I've ever encountere ...more
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She-Wolves by Helen Castor
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I like the approach of this book: use the familiar Tudor queens as book-ends to the story of 3 often forgotten queens of the past. Although many might be familiar with the epic nature of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the stories of Matilda & Margaret of ...more
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Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams
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I found it rather heavy-going at first, and overall it feels a bit too long and rambling (especially the solider combat of the final act -- it just isn't my thing). However, it really gets going for me with act three and the chase for the mystery pla ...more
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The Way To The Stars by Una McCormack
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This isn't quite as impressive as the previous "Discovery" novels, primarily due to the fact that the opening section of Tilly at boarding school feels like an overly-familiar, almost 90210/Harry Potter mash-up plot line. However, Una McCormack's sup ...more
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Doctor Who by Steve Cole
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Every time I pick up a "Doctor Who" novel by Steve Cole, I'll either be disappointed or happily surprised; he doesn't tend to leave me with any middle ground. Happily, he hits this one out of the park: there is a fantastic use of historical figures, ...more
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Forward the Foundation by Isaac Asimov
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I'm not sure what to think here...why leave the future set up in "Foundation and Earth" only to return to another prequel? Could Asimov have been feeling in a nostalgic/elegiac mood, probably knowing this would be his last book? Did he feel like he w ...more
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Academy Street by Mary Costello
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Thank you, Mary Costello, for this exercise in exquisite, concise, soul-destroying storytelling that made my eyes water time and time again. Heartbreaking, uplifting, devastating, life-affirming tragic/comic lessons in love & death across 144 pag ...more
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The Abandoned by Kyp Harness
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A very easy novel to read, but a strange one in that I found the dialogue and the mood to be much more interesting than the actual plot lines. In particular, I found Tim the protagonist's teenage years much more of a compelling read than the elementa ...more
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