Monthly Archives: September 2014

Mother – did not finish –

Mother by Maxim Gorky 1907 / 400 pages rating  8.5 / Russian classic (socialist realism) (but I got about 1/2 way) Before I started reading this I looked up some information about Gorky.  I know it’s not always appropriate to do … Continue reading

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The Quincunx:

The Quincunx: The Inheritance of John Huffam by Charles Palliser 1989 / 781 pages (Kindle) rating 9 / 20th century fiction Omg – I finished it!  Long, complex and puzzle-oriented, Quincunx is the much lauded debut novel by Charles Palliser … Continue reading

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The Emperor Far Away

The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China by David Eimer 2014 / 336 pages read by Cory Snow – 10h 42m rating 7.5 / travel China is ruled by the Han descendants on the east coast, but … Continue reading

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Enough already!

Enough already – time to get back to my regularly scheduled text novels and non-fiction. I have to lay off the audio for awhile – I’m all caught up and more! I’ve listened to 11 (eleven) audio books this month … Continue reading

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Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarity (Australia) 2014/ 462 pages read by Caroline Lee 16 h rating:  A-  8/ crime (literary) I’m really no good at trying to guess the outcome of  books in which some kind of mystery is … Continue reading

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The Keeper

The Keeper by John Lescroart 2014 / 321 pages rating  B / crime (#15 in the Dismas Hardy series) I like Lescroart,  but crime and corruption in the cop-shop is getting a tad old no matter whose pen it comes from. … Continue reading

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Wayfaring Stranger

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke 2014 / 449 pages read by Will Patton 13h 10m rating A++ / literary crime This latest offering from James Lee Burke is a little different from the violent crime sagas we usually get from … Continue reading

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Six YearsI

Six Years by Harlan Coban read by Scott Brick 2013 / 369 pages rating:  A/ crime I’ve had this on my wish list for a long, long time.  I’m not sure about Coban, but I do like a good Scott … Continue reading

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The Taliban Cricket Club

The Taliban Cricket Club by Timeri N. Murari 2012 / 341 pages read by Sneha Mathan / 10h 59m rating:  4 From the front cover and the title this looks like it could be a fluffy little thing, huh?   Well,  trust me – … Continue reading

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Orfeo

Orfeo by Richard Powers 2014/369 pages rating: 9.5  / contemp fiction OMG!  One of my favorite books of all time is The Goldbug Variations by Richard Powers. And although I’ve read much of what he’s written since, nothing has come anywhere near … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Creek

Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson 2014 / 480 pages – read by MacLeod Andrews, Jenna Lamia 15h 41m rating:  8 / literary thriller I just picked this up on a whim – from the blurbs and sample it sounded like … Continue reading

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The Conservationist

The Conservationistby Nadine Gordimer1974 / 270 pagesrating: 9 / 20th century Mehring is a very rich, white,  South African man who has purchased a 400 acre cattle farm in rural South Africa. This is during the days of apartheid and it all makes him think … Continue reading

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