Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

I would never have chosen this book because I’m not crazy about Greene and his anxiety about Catholic righteousness.  Oh well – this one is supposed to be pretty good and it was re-released in 2011, a good sign. Major Henry Scobie … Continue reading

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Disclaimer by Reneé Knight

I’m not sure what kind of genre or category this book fits into –  general psychological suspense although it doesn’t really matter except for my rating and there,  because of the “all for the sake of the tension,” element,   it’s … Continue reading

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Black Flags: The Rise of Isis by Joby Warrick

This looked interesting and was on my wish list even before it won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.  So picking up that award brought it to the top – and here we are. Actually,  the book was coming along so … Continue reading

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A Little History of Philosophy by Nigel Warburton

Okay so I’ve read a fair amount of philosophy but I’ve never felt like I completely understood it.  And I’d forget it pretty quickly so that’s probably proof I didn’t really grasp the concepts. This book presents the philosophers and … Continue reading

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Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac

I leeerrve 19th century classics -(a lot of them anyway)!   And Balzac is way up there in my favs.   Balzac was a pioneer of literary realism and it shows early on in this odd little novella  – (loc … Continue reading

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Darknet by Matthew Mather

Disappointing by comparison to Cyberstorm but it’s okay.  I just so enjoyed Cyberstorm I went right ahead and got Darknet by the same author.  Cyberstorm had almost everything plot, characters, writing woven together for some really believably delicious suspense and ideas about contemporary issues as … Continue reading

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ZERO K by Don DeLillo

I’m a long time and hard-core fan of Don DeLillo -(as many of you already know).  I remember standing in the narrow aisle of a little indie bookstore back in 1998, reading the entire Prologue to Underworld,  then brand new on the … Continue reading

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