Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Force ~ by Don Winslow

The hero is corrupt – specifically,  a New York City detective sergeant has gone bad -actually,  this is basically a really good cop who has gone very bad.  Winslow tells us the story of his fall and it’s gritty – … Continue reading

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In the Name of the Family ~ by Sarah Dunant

I’ve read a couple books by Dunant over the last few years ago and have not been impressed.   The prior books were “Sacred Hearts” and “Blood and Beauty”,   Dunant’s 1st book in this series about the Borgias.   Nevertheless, several members … Continue reading

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Hot Milk ~ by Deborah Levy

Sofia Papastergiadis is a very bright young woman trying to finish her PhD in anthropology, but who is stuck working at a coffee bar in London.   Mainly she has some family and personal issues.   For one thing she’s … Continue reading

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Words on the Move ~ by John McWhorter

John McWhorter is an academic, a popular writer and an associate professor at Columbia University.  I listened to his book,  The Story of Human Language a couple or three years ago – (a Great Courses audio),  enjoyed it tremendously and … Continue reading

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The Book of Joy ~ by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

In my wanderings around the net I kept seeing this book and started wondering … and I listened to a bit and was intrigued …  so I got it from Audible.    And then I was listening as I drove … Continue reading

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Dark Matter ~ by Blake Crouch

Don’t bother.   I read it for a reading group- had bad feelings but went ahead anyway.  The idea is not all that impressive –  it was floated around back with Stephen King’s  11/22/63  showing alternative realities in a possibly multiplex … Continue reading

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