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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