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August 2018
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reviewed: The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang
This fantasy novella is entertaining enough for its brief length, and shows some originality, but it fails to explore its mos...
The Black Tides of Heaven - JY Yang
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reviewed: A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
I struggled with how to rate this book. On the one hand, this collection of 43 short stories is brilliant. The writing is cle...
A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories - Stephen Emerson, Lucia Berlin, Lydia Davis
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reviewed: Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller
This is indeed a literary page-turner, as described in the cover blurb. Barbara Covett, a lonely high school history teacher ...
What Was She Thinking? [Notes on a Scandal] - Zoë Heller
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reviewed: The First Frontier by Scott Weidensaul
I was really interested in reading this history of interactions between Native Americans and Europeans in colonial America, t...
The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery, and Endurance in Early America - Scott Weidensaul
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reviewed: The Ultimate Tragedy by Abdulai Sila
In 2017, this book apparently became the first novel (though more of a novella really, clocking in around 180 pages) from Gui...
The Ultimate Tragedy - Jethro Soutar, Abdulai Sila
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July 2018
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reviewed: Echoes from the Dead Zone by Yiannis Papadakis
This is an excellent book, anthropology mixed with memoir, by an author from divided Cyprus. Coming to this book knowing virt...
Echoes from the Dead Zone: Across the Cyprus Divide - Yiannis Papadakis
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July 2018
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reviewed: H.M.S. Surprise by Patrick O'Brian
I reach a point in any series longer than a trilogy where reading about the same characters and the types of situations they ...
H.M.S. Surprise - Patrick O'Brian
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July 2018
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text: World Books Challenge progress: 160 countries!
I am doing a challenge to read a book primarily set in each country, and keeping track of my progress here! I have currently ...