Monthly Archives: May 2015

May, 2015

These are the books I read in May, 2015.  A total of 16 books with 8 of them over 400 pages!  Categorically,  I read 4 crime books , 1 sci-fi,  1 nonfiction,  3 classics and  5 women authors.  No translations.  Ratings … Continue reading

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Seveneves

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson 2015 / 880 pages read by Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron – 31h 55m rating:  B / science fiction “The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason.”    Yup – that’s the first sentence of … Continue reading

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The Martian

The Martian by Andy Weir 2011 / (385 pages) read by R.C. Bray 10h 53m Rating:  A / sci-fi (space travel) ** read in April – forgot to put the post up ** Imagine yourself an astronaut who is stranded … Continue reading

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The Whites

The Whites by Richard Price / Harry Brandt 2015 / 352 -pages read by  Ari Flakes 10h 30m rating:  B+ / literary crime I really enjoyed Lush Life back in 2008 so I was considering reading this one anyway and then the Modern Fiction  group … Continue reading

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The End of Vandalism

The End of Vandalism by Tom Drury 1994 / (352 pages) read by Lloyd James 10h 36m rating:  9 / contemp fiction I found it!   A book in which many of the characters are a part of the setting  – … Continue reading

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The Information

The Information by Martin Amis 1996 / 372 pages rating:   5 0ut of 10 / contemp lit This is the third book in what is generally known as TheLondon Trilogy, with the books  Money and London Fields preceding it. They’re not connected by … Continue reading

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Encounters at the Heart of the World

Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn 2014 /  480 pages rating – 8 / US history (Indian) (self-select) Interesting to me because of the North Dakota connection and I’ve also … Continue reading

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