Category Archives: Book reviews

Notorious RBG by Carmon and Knizhnik

I’m still mad at RBG. Appointed by Clinton in 1993, Ruth was only the second female on the Supreme Court (That’s right, kids: the mens used to think that mixing a career and family was too much for us. It … Continue reading

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Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire. Nothing to see here.

Read  October 2017 Recommended for Srs Fans Only ★      Magic for Nothing, whether intended or not, has the plot of a classic spy caper: an agent belonging to Group One needs to infiltrate Group Two. In the context of … Continue reading

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Free Fall by Robert Crais

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★   A solid James Garner on the GRS-MV* 1– Peter Falk 2–Tom Selleck 3– Tony Shalhoub 4– James Garner 5– Benedict Cumberbatch Robert Crais is my new … Continue reading

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The Castle Doctrine by Craig Schaefer

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of UF detective noir ★    ★    ★    ★ The sixth installment in the Daniel Faust series is a solid entry into one of the better urban fantasy series out there. “Now I was free … Continue reading

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Extreme Prey by John Sandford

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of private detectives ★    ★    1/2 Checked out because 1) it was in large print, 2) I’m looking for non-torture-porn detective series for the mom, and she seems to not mind some of these … Continue reading

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Lullaby Town by Robert Crais

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of private detectives ★    ★    ★    1/2   Finally. Found a new detective series that manages to entertain without offending. Fabulous. I don’t mean that the book is fabulous; I was starting to despair … Continue reading

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Rules of Prey by John Sandford

Read  October 2017 Recommended for people who meet the checklist ★     1/2 Read only if: 1. You’re John Sandford’s A+ Number One Fan 2. You are a completionist and must read every book in the Lucas Davenport series 3. You’re … Continue reading

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Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of Unique Families ★    ★    ★     1/2   Imagine you live with a baker. You are treated weekly to such home-baked deliciousness as double-chocolate peppermint cookies, lemon squares, blueberry puree oat bars, lemon ricotta … Continue reading

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Bellevue by David Oshinsky

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of medicine, hospitals, history ★    ★    ★    ★   This book was 100% written by a historian, not a biographist, so temper expectations accordingly. Bellevue is a famous–some might say infamous–hospital in New York City, … Continue reading

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The Trees by Ali Shaw. Or, The Characters.

  Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of green apocalypses ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 Walden meets the apocalypse. Don’t read this book. You will complain that there is no plot, and it’s true, there isn’t much, not really. It’s … Continue reading

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