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Adultery by Paulo Coelho
Adultery
by Paulo Coelho (Goodreads Author)
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I've been wanting to read Coelho for a while, so this is my first pass with this much heralded author. On the positive side, the narrative style is engaging and sometimes profound. He does a very good job at deconstructing the moral dilemmas faced by ...more
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The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray
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I wish I had enjoyed The Mark and the Void much more that I did. With the exception of some hilariously funny moments, I felt that the story never really got out of second gear. I found myself caring little for the characters, especially Paul with hi ...more
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The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham
The Secrets She Keeps
by Michael Robotham (Goodreads Author)
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I’m a self confessed Robotham fan. In a parallel crime universe O’Loughlin and Ruiz would be my go to people, friends and rescuers, psychologists and rugby mates. This one didn’t really work for me and the suspense of the story felt a bit like watchi ...more
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Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr
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Some crime series lose steam, the plots become contrived and it all becomes a bit of a bore. Not so with the peerless Philip Kerr and his wonderful hero Bernie Gunther. Prussian Blue is excellent, brilliantly crafted and beautifully written. My only ...more
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The Last Hundred Days by Patrick McGuinness
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The Whites by Harry Brandt
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I thought this to be good rather than great. The characters are very wooden and the text reads more like a screenplay than a book narrative. It took me weeks to conquer the first 70 pages and then I forced myself to sit down and finished it in a sing ...more
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I thought this to be good rather than great. The characters are very wooden and the text reads more like a screenplay than a book narrative. It took me weeks to conquer the first 70 pages and then I forced myself to sit down and finished it in a sing ...more
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