Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Dinner

The Dinner by Herman Koch mystery / Holland 2013 / 306 pages (Kindle) Rating:  B+ Paul and Clair Lohman,  a very happily married couple live with their teenage son in some city in Holland.  As the book opens  Paul and … Continue reading

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The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine

The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky fiction – Russia/Germany 2011 / Kindle 275 pages Rating:  8 I nominated this book for a reading group – I had read just about enough bleakness for the time being … Continue reading

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Warlock by Oakley Hallz fiction/classic/western 1959 / 471 page Rating:  10 This may be the best book I read all year – it certainly is the best  to date, so… Excellent,  excellent book – wow,  omg,  yes! >>>>MORE >>>>

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The Ice Princess

The Ice Princess – (series) by Camilla Läckberg, 2008 / crime / 480 pages read by David Thorn 15h 8m rating:  B The craze for Scandinavian crime novels has not bi-passed me – it’s just that except for Stieg Larsson,  I’ve … Continue reading

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Leonardo and The Last Supper

Leonardo and The Last Supper by Ross King 2012/336 pages Rating:  7.5 (I just can’t get excited about Leonardo anymore) Every biographer of Leonardo da Vinci says genius is a word which is over-used and then have no other word for … Continue reading

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The Monsters of Templeton

The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff 2008/ 361 pages I gave it a fair start but Did Not Finish – This book may have garnered great critical acclaim,  but I think it’s stupid.  I couldn’t finish.  I got about … Continue reading

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A Passage to India

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster 1927 / 362 pages genre:  classic rating – 9 This is a reread and as I go along I remember how I enjoyed this book.  I’ve read many books set in India but … Continue reading

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