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The Overlook by Michael Connelly. Well, yes–you can.

Read November 2016 Recommended for fans of Michael Connelly  ★     ★     1/2 I don’t often read from the fiction bestseller list and I periodically wonder what I’m missing. When a Connelly (oops, not John Connolly–I mistakenly thought I had … Continue reading

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A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes

Listened October 2016 Recommended for fans of dark comedy  ★     ★     ★     ★     ★   Read by Samuel Jackson, this was an absolute auditory treat, keeping me transfixed on the drive from Georgia to Kentucky. Expecting something more of … Continue reading

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Dark Hollow by John Connolly

Read October 2016 Recommended for fans of horror/thriller  ★     ★    ★     1/2 I ordered this from the library with ambivalence; though I enjoy Connolly’s writing, I didn’t find the first book of the Charlie Parker series particularly enjoyable … Continue reading

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Every Dead Thing by John Connolly could tone down the adrenaline

Read October 2016 Recommended for fans of horror/thriller  ★     ★     Read this if you need to stay awake all night. I, for instance, read through the majority of this book during one of the most boring night shifts ever. … Continue reading

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King and Maxwell by David Baldacci

Read August 2016 Recommended for fans of movie thrillers  ★     ★    None of my friends have reviewed this book. Friends, this is your fault. I hold you all responsible. As well as my mother’s eighty-five year-old friend who … Continue reading

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Hell is Empty by Craig Johnson

Read August 2015 Recommended for hard-core Longmire fans  ★    ★    Current self says, “Self, don’t read this book. Skip it and go to the next Walt Longmire.” Past self says, “Self, it really bothers me to read a book … Continue reading

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Pacific Fire by Greg Van Eekhout

February 2015 Recommended for fans of capers, Locke, UF  ★    ★    ★    ★    Water mages. Bounty hunters. Kraken magic. Pirates. Fans of fast paced, fantastical-element thrillers should love Pacific Fire. Clever world-building, a wry dose of humor, and … Continue reading

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Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston, or transformation to a seriel killer

Recommended for: Tarantino fans Read on March 26, 2013, read count: one and a half, give or take, because i skimmed some and re-read other parts ★  ★  ★ An explosive read that demands a soundtrack. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrwjiO… Here we go! … Continue reading

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The Rook by Daniel O’Malley, or the first great read of 2013

Recommended for: people who like all those movies I mentioned Read February 2013, read count: twice, sure to be more ★  ★  ★  ★  1/2     Finally! First great read of 2013. Admittedly, that’s because I’m hoarding Days of … Continue reading

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