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Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz
Hellbent (Orphan X, #3)
by Gregg Hurwitz (Goodreads Author)
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All of the Orphan X books have been excellent...this one tops the first two by a good margin. Fascinating to see him remain who he is and yet begin to let slow change come into his world. The set up for the next in this series really whets my appetit ...more
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City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston
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After the unevenness of the preceding book (The Obsidian Chamber) I was delighted to finish City of Endless Night and find that the authors are "back in business". This is the Pendergast that I've enjoyed through the long series. The story is tightly ...more
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The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley
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First time I've won a preview edition from Goodreads and it's one of my favorite authors. As with the first 8 in the series it is charming and captivating. In particular it features a lot of my favorite secondary character, Dogger, and I look forward ...more
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The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
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While I like "hard" science fiction this epic goes beyond my comfort zone. For the ambitious story itself it rates 4 or 5 stars; however, for the confusion of cardboard characters it contains I rate that portion 2 stars...thus a compromise of 3 stars ...more
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A Hunt in Winter by Conor Brady
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As with the first two books, Brady writes extremely well...characters and settings come alive. Admittedly I found the ending melancholy but that is because the overbearing presence of the English in Ireland in the latter part of the 1800's comes into ...more
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End Game by David Baldacci
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Always have liked the various series David Baldacci has written...this is book five in the Robbie/Reel group and this one is terrific! No way to write about it without inserting a spoiler or two so I will just leave it as it the book!
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The Alienist by Caleb Carr
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This is not your fast one day mystery read but rather a book with which to take one's time. The slow build to the principals solving the identity of the murderer is very much worth the reading in and of itself with the eventual solution revealing not ...more
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After the Fire by Henning Mankell
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Anyone unfamiliar with the late Henning Mankell would likely fail to enjoy this book (his last published posthumously) but for faithful readers it is a joy to have one last opportunity to read this great writer. Yes his lead character is as flawed as ...more
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Sleep No More by P.D. James
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The late P. D. James was the class act of English mysteries and these six short stories released posthumously attest to that status. In reading them I think she must have had great fun expressing perspectives from the murderer's perspective in some c ...more
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The Midnight Line by Lee Child
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Having read all the other books in this always well done series I find this to be one of the better stories. It is like Reacher, straight forward, good character development and perhaps a bit less mayhem than usual.
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Neil Gaiman
“Grown-ups don't look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they're big and thoughtless and they always know what they're doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren't any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.”
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Eliot Pattison
“Sometimes, Shan's father had told him, people can live eighty and ninety years and only briefly, once or twice at most, glimpse the true things of life, the things that are the essence of the planet and of mankind. Sometimes people died without ever seeing a true thing. But, he had assured Shan, you can always find true things if you just know where to look.”
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“It was as if the demise of the owner had lent the flat a physical void it hadn't had before. At the same time he had the feeling that he wasn't alone. Harry believed in the existence of the soul. Not that he was particularly religious as such, but it was one thing which always struck him when he saw a dead body: the body was bereft of something...the creature had gone, the light had gone,there was not the illusory afterglow that long-since burned-out stars have. The body was missing its soul and it was the absence of the soul that made Harry believe.”
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Jussi Adler-Olsen
“Wasn't this the way it was for most people? The time they lived in was an open invitation to a cocktail of self-denial and self-glorification. And if you didn't like the situation you were stuck in, there was always the option of running away from yourself; running away from opinions, from your marriage, from old values, from trends that had otherwise meant so much yesterday. The problem was just that out there, among all the new, you found nothing of what you were looking for deep down inside, because tomorrow it would all be meaningless again. It had become an eternal and fruitless hunt for your own shadow, and the was pitiful.”
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Walter M. Miller Jr.
“Like any wise ruler, Abbot Arkos did not issue orders vainly, when to disobey was possible and to enforce was not possible. It was better to look the other way than to command ineffectually.”
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