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Philipp Meyer
December 2013
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August 2013
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July 2013
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My quest for good writing and a good mystery has finally led me to Colin Cotteril. I have been up and down the Mystery rack ...
The Coroner's Lunch - Colin Cotterill
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May 2013
26
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A story of an Irish kid from a tough Brooklyn neighborhood who grows up to become a legendary, and very well read, bank robbe...
Sutton - J.R. Moehringer
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April 2013
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Just about perfect. The story flows along like a bubbling stream and is enhanced throughout by Fitzgerald's endless images o...
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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March 2013
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I actually felt a little guilty for not particularly liking this book. The unending trials that the subject, Louie Zamperini...
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - Laura Hillenbrand
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March 2013
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Fair to middlin'. What I thought was going to be an exciting thriller, advertised as "the largest diamond heist in history",...
Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History - Scott Andrew Selby, Greg Campbell
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March 2013
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February 2013
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"The Rage" could be an Elmore Leonard story with Irish subtitles. The lingo and setting are pure Dublin and require a little...
The Rage - Gene Kerrigan
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February 2013
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I was first drawn to The Art of Fielding because I thought it was a baseball book. I think it's safe to say that most of us ...
The Art of Fielding: A Novel - Chad Harbach
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February 2013
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A terrific example of what the "true crime" genre is all about. This was a dark and tragic tale in a bizarre and colorful pa...
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China - Paul French
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Probably the most ridiculous and unbelievable book I have ever read. Despite all the rave reviews, the two lead characters a...
A Simple Plan - Scott B. Smith
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A detailed narrative with the page-turning energy of a good novel, probably because of the burning energy of the subject. Te...
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt - Edmund Morris
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A ponderous study of John Wesley Powell. Powell's exploratory river trip down the Colorado and ultimately through the Grand ...
Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West - Wallace Stegner, Bernard DeVoto
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A recent re-reading of Darkness At Noon didn't live up to my memory of it from many years ago. The prison descriptions were ...
Darkness at Noon - Arthur Koestler, Daphne Hardy
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Would call this a page turner if I hadn't read it on a Kindle. A cover to cover, don't put it down thriller. A lot of fun!
The Fear Index - Robert Harris