Monthly Archives: October 2011

10/29 Currently Reading

Currently reading: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami 2011/ 945 pages A young woman in a taxi is trapped in traffic.  She takes an unusual way around and out of it.  A man is offered the opportunity to rewrite  the possibly award-winning … Continue reading

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10/28 – We Have Always Lived In the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson 1965 – 224 pages – rating 9     There are only three people still living in Blackwood House,   18 year-old Merricat, her older sister Constance and their aging … Continue reading

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A Canticle for Liebowitz

10/26   (but I forgot to post)   A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter Miller 1960 – 368 pages rating – 8.5  Said to be of the best sci-fi stories of all time.  Set in the far future, after apocalyptic times … Continue reading

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10/28 The Savage City

The Savage City:  Race, Murder and a City on the Edge by T.J. English 2011/ 496 pages /rating 8 The Savage City was sometimes too dark and gritty  for my tastes.  Other times it suited me just fine.  I stayed … Continue reading

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After the Funeral

 After the Funeral by Agatha Christie 1953 / audio – read by Hugh Fraser rating – 6   Typical Agatha Christie/Hercule Poirot book.  I used to read a lot of these when I was in my early 20s.  Now I … Continue reading

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10/23

Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family   by Thomas Mann 1901 / 732 pages / rating 10   The story of a bourgeois family in 19th century Germany , 1835 – 1877.   More specifically,  it’s  the tale of the … Continue reading

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10/22

Chiefs by Stuart Woods finished 10/22 1981 – audio – read by Mark Hammer rating 7.5 – In the winter of I 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia-the naked, brutalized corpse of a young boy. It Is … Continue reading

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