Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Stranger’s Child

The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst 2011 Kindle 435 pgs rating – 8.5 I was really enjoying this book up to about midway and then it just seemed like nothing was really happening.  There are too many parties,  too many … Continue reading

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The Angel Esmeralda

The Angel Esemralda by Don DeLillo 2011 / 211 pages (Kindle) Rating – 9.5 Oh my,  I have hit a jackpot lately with these incredible books to read!  I love Don DeLillo anyway and have followed him since Underworld (1997) … Continue reading

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The Buddha in the Attic

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Osaga 2011/129 pages (Kindle) rating –  9.5 I don’t cry over sad books,  and now I can’t say that anymore.  I live in a town unmentioned in the book,  but in the middle … Continue reading

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The Swerve

The Swerve by Steven Greenblatt 2011 / 363  pages Rating –  9.5 This is the story of how Gian Poggio, a scholar of the 14th century,  came to find an ancient manuscript, “On the Nature of Things” written by Lucretius … Continue reading

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The Maltese Falcon

by Dashiell Hammett 1930 224 pages read by William Dufris 7h. 9m. rating 6 This is a rather twisted tale of a missing woman,  an apparent murder, a missing statue,  etc.   It’s told in the old narrative style of hard-boiled … Continue reading

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Jamrach’s Menagerie

Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch 2011 / 304 pages rating 8.5 What do I mean when I say a book has a Dickensian flavor?  Oh – it’s about 19th century lower class London,  uses lots of dialogue and dialect,  there … Continue reading

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Gorky Park

Gorky  Park by Martin Cruz read by Henry Stroltzer 1988 14h. 53m. rating 6 It’s still in print -that says something.  And it’s pretty good book – three men found dead by one gun but the same killer?  Not   … Continue reading

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