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East Jesus South by T.R. Pearson
East Jesus South
by T.R. Pearson (Goodreads Author)
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If T.R. Pearson writes a book, I'm certainly going to read it. And he's always good on the topic of what we owe the dead and what we owe each other. Half of this book is about that; the other half is the surprisingly hilarious odyssey of a serial kil ...more
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Life Sentences by Laura Lippman
Life Sentences
by Laura Lippman (Goodreads Author)
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Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker
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"Dracula" is one of the gothic horror novels you must read. This isn't.
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The Cellar by Minette Walters
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I'm an admirer of Minette Walters, but this book was too violent for me. Crime fiction can give evidence on how a society creates crimes: that's one of the main reasons to read it. Walters shows how brutality can lead to brutality, but it's not somet ...more
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Terror in the City of Champions by Tom Stanton
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This tries to enter the Eric Larsen Sweepstakes of connecting two interesting historical events, one fun (in this case the 1935 sport championships of the Tigers, Lions, Redwings and Joe Louis) and one scary (the emergence of the Black Legion terrori ...more
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Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
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Nicholas Dyer is building seven churches in 1711 after the Great Fire of London. Detective Hawksmoor is searching for a serial murderer in 1980s London. The chapters alternate. If I were to criticize the book, I'd say Ackroyd wasn't really committed ...more
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" Yay! I am nowhere near one book a week. I'm currently mired down in "Homocide". "
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My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
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I began to feel sorry for the symbolic shoes- they had a lot to do. However, this was a completely engrossing book about friendship and class and education and virtue, and I can't wait to read the next installment.
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From Hell by Alan Moore
From Hell
by Alan Moore (Goodreads Author)
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A meditation on Jack the Ripper that proposes that Victorian Architecture was the culprit.
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore
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A learned pastiche of Victorian fantasy and adventure fiction that is also ripping good fun. The art is splendid.
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