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It’s Monday….

…so what am I reading?  The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scot Lynch. It’s strange because up until a few days before I bought this book, I had no plans of reading it.  I’ve never even heard of it.  Before I actually started reading this, I saw it somewhere online, maybe at the bookdepository site.  I…

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The Children Act

Ian McEwan‘s latest, The Children Act, is a short novel about Fiona Maye, a seasoned judge in the Family Division  of the High Courts in London. Ever since she  was a young girl, Fiona had always been serious, stable, and fiercely ambitious.  As a young lawyer, she worked hard to rise through the ranks of the…

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House of Leaves

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski is a book about a book about a movie.  Confused?  Well, let me break it down for you.  House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski is about a book written by Zampano, and later edited by Johnny Truant, about a video documentary called The Navidson Record by Pulitzer Prize winning…

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Actually, it’s Tuesday already, but, whatever…. I’m trying to read, without much success, House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, and All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Both books have been highly recommended, and I was already a bit interested in both prior to the good reviews, so I don’t know why I still can’t really…

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Last August 12, Haruki Murakami released his latest English-translated novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.  I was one of the many who was looking forward to this novel, his first after the strange chunkster 1Q84.  Without knowing anything about it, I was intrigued by the new novel’s title – who was Tsukuru…

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The Devil’s Workshop

The Devil’s Workshop (2014) is the third book in Alex Grecian’s Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad series, about the adventures of the inspectors and constables of Victorian London. The third book takes place in late April, 1890, less than a year after the events of the 1st and 2nd novel.  Inspector Walter Day’s wife Claire is pregnant…

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Love at First Read

When you’ve read a particular author’s oeuvre (or most of it), do you tend to favor the very first book you read? I’ve been thinking about this for some time, and I think that in my case, my “first encounter novel” of a particular  writer is usually the one I end up liking most. I…

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Snow Country

Snow Country, or Yukiguni, is a short novel by Japanese writer and Nobel Prize Winner Yasunari Kawabata.  Published in 1935, the story, about a man from Tokyo and a provincial geisha, is not as remarkable as the setting where the story takes place.  The novel opens with the protagonist, Shimamura, on a train bound for a…