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Rusty Nail

Konrath, J. A.
Book three in the Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels series, first one I've read. Pretty bloody. The story moves right along. Too many brand names mentioned. Jack doesn't seem to ever have a flashlight to hand when she needs one. Maybe she ought to checkout reddit.com/r/flashlight?

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5/2017

The Men Who United The States

Winchester, Simon
The trouble with this book was that every couple of pages I had to stop to look something up on the internet. Then, a few hours later, I'd get back to the book. Very slow going!

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5/2017

Britt-Marie Was Here

Backman, Fredrik
Britt-Marie goes to a small village for a job managing a recreational center. I'm not sure how far she got at the end, it's up to her.

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4/2017

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.

Quote:

"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.

Quote:

"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

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