Monthly Archives: April 2015

Her Enemy

Her Enemy by Leena Lehtolainen  (Finland) 1994 / 261 pages read by Amy Ruminate 7h 51m rating:  B+ / crime I talked myself into reading the follow up to My First Murder – these are the first two of the … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Blue Death

A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch 2007 / 336 pages read by James Langton 8h 58m rating: B+ / historical crime Set in London, 1865, Finch seems to capture a kind of 21st century idea of the place and … Continue reading

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City of God

City of God by E.L. Docotow 2000 / 288 pages rating:  6  (mixed) / 21st century fiction (philosophical) Uff-da.   I was totally prepared to dislike this book but I got sucked in  with the idea of the cross being … Continue reading

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Sputnik Sweetheart

Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami 1999/ 224 pages read by Adam Sims 7h 6m rating:  7/ 20th century fiction So,  as a fan of Murakami,  why did it take me so long to get to this?  – Well,  I was … Continue reading

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Suspended Sentences

Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano  (French) 2014 / 232 pages rating – 9.25 / three novellas (autobiographical) Called the “Marcel Proust of our time”,he won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature “for the art of memory with which he has evoked tvhe … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig 1974 (1999) / 403 pages read by Michael Kramer 15h 58m rating: 9 / non-fiction classic – philosophy (both read and listened) Reading this book for the second time 40 years … Continue reading

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Days of Rage:

Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence by Bryan Burrough 2015 / 608 pages read by Ray Porter 22h 13m rating:  8.5 (for literary value mainly) /  20th cent US (“true” crime?) I … Continue reading

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