Monthly Archives: October 2006

Nirvana Bites

Nirvana Bites Debi Alper Janet Evanovitch gets political. (That sentence is a David Montgomery blurb machine sentence.) The magnetic (or do I mean charismatic? both, I think) Debi Alper has written a crime caper with a sharp edge, in which … Continue reading

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Through a Glass Darkly/The Hard Way

Through a Glass Darkly The Hard Way A double thank you to Frank Wilson, first for asking me to review Donna Leon's latest, Through a Glass Darkly. The review is published today. I highly recommend the book. Frank also links … Continue reading

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Light on Snow

Light on Snow Anita Shreve If you have read Anita Shreve before, you will know what to expect from Light on Snow. It is the fifth book I have read by this author, and like the others, it is quick … Continue reading

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Guilt/Catch Me When I Fall

Guilt Catch Me When I Fall Preferring to believe in serendipity than a kind of internal morphic resonance, I have by chance read in direct succession two books by pairs of authors. One is a series, the other not. First … Continue reading

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White Skin Man/Dead Simple

White Skin Man Dead Simple As an aside, I always think that I'll have a lot more time than usual for reading when I am on holiday, yet in the event it does not happen. Free time these days is … Continue reading

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The Mercy Seat

    The Mercy Seat (Donovan) Martyn Waites I reviewed The Mercy Seat for the Philadephia Inquirer; review published on 12 April 2006.   See here for text of published review.

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The Jane Austen Book Club

The Jane Austen Book Club Karen Joy Fowler There is a characteristically insightful review of "The Jane Austen Book Club" over at "Book of the Day". Reading Mapletree7's review reminds me that I found the book itself disappointing but the … Continue reading

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A Woman from Cairo

A Woman from Cairo Val Landi The extremely generous and energetic Val Landi kindly sent me a copy of his book "A Woman from Cairo", which I have now read. (See earlier post for an update on the events surrounding … Continue reading

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An Army of Davids

  An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Governm Glenn Reynolds An Army of Davids, by Glenn Reynolds, is the "Small is Beautiful" of the Internet generation. The book has been … Continue reading

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The Colour of Law

The Colour of Law Mark Gimenez I read The Colour of Law (yes, with a u) by Mark Giminez on Sunday. This is the book that got published by Doubleday becuase John Grisham was, that year, writing a non-fiction book. … Continue reading

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