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Exhalation by Ted Chiang
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This is four stars only in comparison to Stories of Your Life and Others. This is Ted Chiang, so you know it's still mind-blowing science fiction that no one else could have possibly written, infused with history and dense with ideas. Highly recommen ...more
The Shameless by Ace Atkins
"*I'm floating this review because it publishes today.*

I received a free advance copy of this from NetGalley for review.

A spray-tanned sack of crap is about to win a major election because he’s very good at firing up rubes with promises of returnin..." Read more of this review »
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One Across, Two Down by Ruth Rendell
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As she does so often, Rendell offers up a slim, strange dive into unhappiness and murder. What this reminds me of more than anything else is Patricia Highsmith's The Blunderer, where an inept almost-criminal botches the cover of the man he's imitatin ...more
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Chosen Prey by John Sandford
" Kemper wrote: "Important life lesson gleaned: don't bury all your murder victims in one place, it makes it too easy on the prosecution.

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This was an enjoyable, well-paced entry in the Prey series, but it's also the only one thus far where I remember being impatient with Lucas for having missed something. Sandford is usually a master plot technician, great at constructing believably co ...more
Chosen Prey by John Sandford
"The twelfth entry in John Sandford's acclaimed Prey series finds the world of the protagonist, Lucas Davenport, undergoing some major changes. His boss, Police Chief Rose Marie Roux, is about to lose her job since the mayor who appointed her is le..." Read more of this review »
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This was an enjoyable, well-paced entry in the Prey series, but it's also the only one thus far where I remember being impatient with Lucas for having missed something. Sandford is usually a master plot technician, great at constructing believably co ...more
Chosen Prey by John Sandford
"A long Minnesota winter has left Lucas Davenport in one of his funks, but fortunately there’s a hunt for a new serial killer to put a spring in his step and a song in his heart.

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“I will follow him to hell, and that is saying not a little, as I believe him entirely capable of the descent.”
Alexandre Dumas, Twenty Years After

“here’s a toast to Alan Turing
born in harsher, darker times
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the official conscience woken
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