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False Value by Ben Aaronovitch. Audio version–not so much

Listened March to April 2022 Recommended  ★   ★   ★     1/2 The story definitely improved with Kobna’s reading. It took me a long, long time to get to the audio version, having bounced so hard off the hardcover. The narrative time shifts … Continue reading

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Dead Man’s Sins by Caimh McDonnell

Read March 2022 Recommended for mild mystery laughs ★   ★   ★   1/2 Really best if one just sits back and enjoys the ride. Relax into the exaggerated writing that is McDonnell, because some of the rat-a-tat-tat is sure to land. … Continue reading

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The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Read January 2022 Recommended for people ★   ★  ★   ★   ★   I don’t normally read books found in the self-help category. Nothing against the category;  I’ve just found that my path to self-knowledge needs a different process. Still, every few … Continue reading

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Taste of Wrath by Matt Wallace

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of Chuck Wendig ★   ★   ★     1/2 For those who feel like a series needs to be wrapped up and stories resolved, this does the job. For those that want a penultimate finish, … Continue reading

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Gluttony Bay by Matt Wallace

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy restaurants ★   ★   ★     1/2 Otherwise known as The One Where It Gets Grim, although I also think of it as The One Where It Starts to Go Off the … Continue reading

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Idle Ingredients by Matt Wallace

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy restaurants ★   ★   ★       1/2 The One where it Becomes Clear these are Not a Series of One-offs But In Fact an Entire Meal In Seven Courses. A new … Continue reading

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The Iron Khan by Liz Williams. Or, Sheer Gold.

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of Chinese mythology ★   ★   ★   ★       1/2 Currently the last in the Detective Inspector Chen series. It deserves more than this partial review, but I am, after all, on vacation, so … Continue reading

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Night Watch by Terry Pratchett, take two

Read December, 2021 Recommended for aging Pratchett fans ★   ★    ★    ★     1/2   In one timeline, I read this in 2015 and it was a total miss even though I had an affection for the character … Continue reading

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Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre

Read December, 2021 Recommended for people who really like classic sci-fi ★   ★     1/2 I abandoned this at about page 183. Why? I fully admit much of it is me, in this particular mood in my life at this … Continue reading

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The Stranger Times by C.K. McDonnell

Recommended for Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   1/2 Fun but awkward. I was intrigued by this one because of a friend’s review who thought it may be appreciated by Aaronovitch fans. I’d disagree on the fan base, as it’s … Continue reading

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