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The Sea Wolf

London, Jack
Very readable story for a very old book. Guy falls in water when ferry sinks, gets picked up by a seal-hunting ship, forced to join the crew under the tyrannical captain. By the end of the book he is quite the seaman.

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3/2017

Still Life

Penny, Louise
Chief Inspector Gamache heads to a small village south of Montreal to investigate a murder. OK story. I inferred from the story that Robin Hood used a recurve bow, which ain't right, but upon re-reading the passage I may have mis-inferred that.

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3/2017

Sisters Of Heart And Snow

Dilloway, Margeret
I enjoyed reading a book that had stuff to think about, but didn't make my head hurt. I also liked the "local color" from the author's knowledge of the San Diego area.

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2/2017

Rogues

Martin, George R. R., ed.
Twenty-one stories about rogues. Various genres, including crime and fantasy. I especially liked the one involving the band instruments.

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2/2017

The Republic Of Thieves

Lynch, Scott
Really good, lots of blood and cussing, still discordant. Really looking forward to the next one, if it ever gets published.

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"I keep asking myself," whispered Sabetha... "are we smarter than that woman's chicken?" -- pg 584

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2/2017

The Lies Of Locke Lamora

Lynch, Scott
An orphan gets sold to a fake religion. A really really good story, lots of cussing though.

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"Ila justicca vei cala," said Locke. -- pg. 457

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1/2017

The Lowland

Lahiri, Jhumpa
Two brother in India and what happened to them. Very very good, but very very slow. I was in tears at the end.

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1/2017

My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry

Backman, Fredrik
I'm not sure I got everything out of this story that the author intended, but it was a pretty darn good read. Now I gotta get the sequel.

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The mightiest power of death is not that it can make people die, but that it can make the people you left behind want to stop living. -- pg. 220

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"There are seven books, Dad. And eight films," says Elsa carefully. -- pg. 360

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12/2016

Last Bus To Wisdom

Doig, Ivan
In 1951 a boy travels from Montana to Wisconsin to spend the summer with his aunt while his grandmother mends from an operation. Very good!

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12/2016

The Inquisitor's Tale

Gidwitz, Adam
A Canterbury Tale's sort of thing, I think, not that I've read that. It kept my interest, with an especially good ending. A couple of the characters don't seem to act like their Wikipedia articles, but a good story none the less. And very attractively packaged, too.

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12/2016

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