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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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Book Review: The Rules For Disappearing

The Rules For Disappearing, by Ashley Elston [Warning:  There be spoilers here.] It is hard to overestimate how implausible this plot is.  That is not to say that this book is not enjoyable, after a fashion, but it is certainly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dancing With Werewolves

Danving With Werewolves (Delilah Street #1), by Carole Nelson Douglas While it must be admitted that this is competent genre fiction, this book feels like the literary equivalent of gorging oneself on twinkies.  One wonders how would could have better … Continue reading

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Book Review: Good Night, Mr. Holmes

Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Irene Adler #1), by Carole Nelson Douglas In my reading of mystery series, especially those written by women with female protagonists, there is a lot of discussion that I tend to find tedious and irritating, largely … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane, Unlimited

Jane, Unlimited, by Kristin Cashore It is rare when I read a book that the author anticipates and answers my concerns before I have the chance to rant about them in a review.  When I began reading this book, I … Continue reading

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