Monthly Archives: December 2011

Trinity Six

The Trinity Six Charles Cumming mystery/spy – 2011 / 368 pages audio 11: 23 – read by John Lee rating 7.5 Almost John Le Carre – not quite.  But when the old Cold War animosities, intrigues and scandals are extended into … Continue reading

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The Clock Strikes Twelve

by Patricia Wentworth 1942 / 268 pages / audio 7h 58m read by Diana Bishop rating – 6 At a a family New Year’s Eve party, James Paradine the patriarch, announces that someone has betrayed the family and that he will … Continue reading

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The Fish Can Sing

by Halldor Laxness 1957 /246 pages finished 12/28 rating – 9 Mostly this is a delightful book,  a wonderment,  but there are places it’s confusing and draggy, too.   At first it really didn’t seem like it was going to … Continue reading

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The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes 2011/ 176 pages / Kindle – rating ? I was bored for most of this book – it’s way to philosophical for me, too many generalities about human nature with emphasis on … Continue reading

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Christmas prep and gaming

I haven’t read much this month because I’ve been busy getting Christmas together and playing a new game just out (last week) by Spiderweb Software – an old, old favorite company.   The game is Averunum: Escape from the Pit … Continue reading

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Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species –

by Sean B. Carroll 2009 / 352 pages – paperback rating – 6 (mixed) This was a really dry book for me,  not a subject I have much interest in nor knowledge about.   I suppose some of the chapters, … Continue reading

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Finnegans Wake

by James Joyce 628 pages / Penguin edition rating 9.5  (it’s an incredible achievement but maybe not one of my all-time favorite books) What a heck of a ride!   I read this a bit at a time for 7 … Continue reading

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