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Book Review: Because Of Miss Bridgerton

Because of Miss Bridgerton, by Julia Quinn One of the cliches that is often a truth is that our families are often a great burden to our success in love and relationships. Yet it is also true that we are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cup Of Gold

Cup Of Gold: A Life Of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, With Occasional Reference To History, by John Steinbeck This is a strange book, but given that this was John Steinbeck’s first novel, it is not surprising that it should be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bleaker House

Bleaker House:  Chasing My Novel To The End Of The World, by Nell Stevens Any fool can make a book–this book is evidence of that, as long as one has the right agent and editor who can piece together fragments … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Rule An Empire And Get Away With It

How To Rule An Empire And Get Away With It, by K.L. Parker I can see what this novel is trying to do. I think in the right hands, a good film could be made out of this book, with … Continue reading

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Book Review: How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life

How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life: A Novel, by Mameve Medwed This is a mildly amusing novel about a neurotic woman whose unhappy and humdrum life is turned around by a trip to Antique Roadshows where she finds herself … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atar Gull

Atar Gull, by Fabien Nury and Bruno This is an interesting graphic novel, one that deals thoughtfully with the issue of slavery. Admittedly, this book tells the sort of lurid tale that would be very easily made into an anime … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shipbuilder’s Wife

The Shipbuilder’s Wife, by Jennifer Moore This is a very skilled romance set during the War of 1812, and it presents a plot whose driving force appears to be the unwillingness of the two main characters to trust each other … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Weed Agency

The Weed Agency:  A Comic Tale Of Federal Bureaucracy Without Limits, by Jim Geraghty This is the sort of book that I could see being the inspiration for a movie, or perhaps even more hilariously, a sitcom about an obscure … Continue reading

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Book Review: Exit West

Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid There are at least a few reasons why this book is not quite as good as it could be. As seems to be a pattern with the author’s books (as someone who has read three … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia

How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia: A Novel, by Mohsin Hamid If this is by no means a bad book, this book is not quite as good as it could be. In reading this book it appears that … Continue reading

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