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Dope by Sara Gran

Read August 2018 Recommended for fans of noir ★     ★    ★    ★   Dope reminds me of that time I fell off the monkeybars. I landed on my back, hard enough that the wind was knocked out of me … Continue reading

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Surviving the Evacuation: London (book 1) by Frank Tayell

Read July 2018 Recommended for fans of the apocalypse ★     ★    ★    ★   1/2 The only thing Tayell can’t do is catchy titles. Oh, and cover design. Besides that, this is easily one of the better apocalypse I’ve … Continue reading

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Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley

Read July 2018 Recommended for people who want a slice of a different life ★     ★    ★    ★    1/2   The only mystery here is why I thought I going to read a whodunnit after having the … Continue reading

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Vallista by Steven Brust

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of assassins and complex fantasy worlds ★    ★   ★    ★   1/2 I’ve been a fan of Brust’s Draegera books since 1988 or so, and all have a spot on my physical bookshelves. So clearly, … Continue reading

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Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of mysteries ★    ★   ★   ★   1/2   The second mystery I’ve read by Higashino was even better than my first (The Devotion of Suspect X). There is something immensely satisfying about his approach … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of Bel Dame, unusual fantasy ★    ★   ★   ★  Apocalypse Nyx is a group of five shorter works about Nyx and her team of misfits from Hurley’s Bel Dame series that begins with God’s … Continue reading

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The Sentry by Robert Crais

Read  April 2018 Recommended for thrills ★    ★   ★   ★ “Button’s face was blank as Pike approached, but a deep line cut Futardo’s brow. Pike wondered what she was thinking. Button’s jacket was already off in anticipation of the coming … Continue reading

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The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

Read  March 2018 Recommended for mystery fans ★    ★   ★   ★   Both unusual and familiar, The Devotion of Suspect X is an unassuming mystery with an astonishing approach. It is a book that will toy with the very definition … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

Read  March 2018 Recommended for fans of acceptance, gay marriage, hopping, voting ★    ★   ★    ★  A sweet little story about bunnies falling in love and an animal revolution in one. I would have passed, because I suspected it would … Continue reading

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The Secret History of Moscow by ekaterina sedia

Read  December 2017 and January 2018 Recommended for fans of Cat Valente ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 The Secret History of Moscow is, judging by the wide range of reviews, the literary equivalent of an optical illusion: You might … Continue reading

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