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Books not read

I have not updated this site in the longest time.  That’s because the last book I read nearly a month ago – Wuthering Heights, bugged the crap out of me, putting me off reading at all.   I feel like … Continue reading

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Resuming Booksplore with Emma

There was a time in my life when classics bored the heck out of me. Pulp fiction was the way to go (James Rollins, anyone?), and anything that did not have a couple of murders did not go well with … Continue reading

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Swan Song

A Gervase Fen Mystery by Edmund Crispin, set in the academic setting of Oxford where Fen, the amateur detective is a professor of English Language and Literature.   The mystery is fairly ordinary – there is one man that everybody in … Continue reading

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Lamb

Lamb by Christopher Moore has been by far the best read of the year so far. Lamb is the alternate gospel of Christ, as recorded by His childhood friend Bif, who was blacked out of the conventional Gospel for reasons … Continue reading

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Rabbit Run

It is said that books are your best friends.  If “Rabbit, Run” is my best friend, I need no enemies. Don’t get me wrong.  Updike was a fantastic writer. His descriptions are vivid and detail oriented, if you excuse the … Continue reading

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Blood Music

Blood Music is a SF that starts off fairly simple – a self-absorbed scientist injects himself with genetically engineered cells, which over the course of the book, develop intelligence and collective consciousness. As the story proceeds, it gets not only … Continue reading

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A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley must be the longest book of bland narration I have endured in my life. Yet, I pursued the book doggedly, with the one aim that I must read the book before trashing it here. … Continue reading

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