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Book Review: The Leopard

The Leopard, by Guiseppe di Lampedusa, translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun As someone who has an interest in the history of Sicily, I found this particular novel to be a stellar and deeply enjoyable example of a historical … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sea Of Monsters (Percy Jackson And The Olympians #2)

The Sea Of Monsters (Percy Jackson And The Olympians #2), by Rick Riordan As this is the fourth book by this author that I have read so far, I have to admit that this one is the best of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Scarlatti Inheritance

The Scarlatti Inheritance, by Robert Ludlum In general, if you have read Ludlum’s books, most notably the Bourne series, but certainly others as well [1], then it is not hard to understand the compelling nature of the author’s historical thrillers, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Russian (Rob Tacoma #1)

The Russian (Rob Tacoma #1), by Ben Coes [Note:  This book was received free of charge by St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Having previously reviewed a work by the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden, by Jonas Jonasson More than the other books by the author, this particular volume takes a long time to get to the point.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, as this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All

Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All, by Jonas Jonasson Sometimes it does not take very long to figure out what an author is about, and such is the case here.  Having read the author’s first novel previously, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson In many ways, this book can be compared to Forrest Gump, a book about a somewhat simple man who finds himself involved in some of the most … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sword Of Summer (Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard #1)

The Sword Of Summer, by Rick Riordan (Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard #1) This book is the start of another series that seeks to mine the mythos of heathen European religious past for a polytheistic perspective that wishes … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson & The Olympians #3)

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson & The Olympians #3), by Rick Riordan When ordering this book and a couple of others from the library, I was unaware that this book was out of sequence from the first book of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lightning Thief (Percy & The Olympians #1)

The Lightning Thief (Percy & The Olympians #1), by Rick Riordan, illutrated by John Rocco It’s hard to see why this book got enough hype in order to have a failed movie series based on it.  This is not a … Continue reading

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