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Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon.

World Fantasy Award 1992 Recommended for: hmm. For the right mood. ★   ★   ★    ★ Think Something Wicked This Way Comes without a focused antagonistic plot line. Think Alice Hoffman. Think of something leisurely, and winding, with just … Continue reading

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Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke. Or, blues worth singing.

Recommended for: fans of deeply flawed detectives and southern noir Read on August 2013 ★   ★   ★   ★   1/2 Sometimes I wonder if you can really like the Robicheaux series. It isn’t easy witnessing a man struggle … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Prisoners by James Lee Burke.

Recommended for: fans of literary mystery and a tolerance for violence Read on May 27, 2013, read count: twice ★   ★   ★   ★     When Burke writes, I see dead people. And sand sharks, and listing planes and … Continue reading

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Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor or a delightful surprise

Recommended for: fans of Night Circus, fantasy romantics, people who want a good fantasy Read from December 15, 2011 to January 13, 2012 ★★★★ A very long time ago, a good friend and I sat down for an early afternoon … Continue reading

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In the Woods by Tana French

Recommended for: anyone who likes mysteries, psychological analysis, lovely word-smithing Read from November 08 to 09, 2012 ★   ★   ★   ★ I started this series out of chronological order, which only increased my appreciation for French. By some odd chance, … Continue reading

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Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Recommended for: fans of the Night Circus, Bradbury fans, creepy nostalgia Read from September 01 to 02, 2012 ★    ★    ★    ★    ★ The Ray Bradbury I remember reading decades ago was not this poetic. Something Wicked was … Continue reading

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Recommended for: dreamers, poets and those in love with magic and words Read December 2011 ★   ★   ★   ★    1/2 Sometimes I want chocolate. And sometimes I want the chocolate experience.  I’m as guilty as the next person … Continue reading

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