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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Seamus Deane, James Joyce

The Girl on the Train: A Novel

The Girl on the Train: A Novel - Paula Hawkins This year's "Gone Girl" would make a pretty good movie.

Kings of the Earth

Kings of the Earth - Jon Clinch Set in upstate NY, the book captured me with its descriptions of a rural winter farm. I had no trouble placing my memories alongside those. Just enough complexity in the personalities of the few main characters that I found myself reading slowly, savoring. Took me almost a week to read because I was enjoying it leisurely.

The Paying Guests

The Paying Guests - Sarah Waters Very excellent who-dun-it with a flapper-era twist.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Richard Flanagan Couldn't get into it... maybe another time.

Missing You

Missing You - Harlan Coben VERY disappointed in the ending, otherwise at least 1/2 a star more.


Rogues - Saved the best for last (George RR Martin)... how I am yearning for more Westeros...

Dear Daughter: A Novel

Dear Daughter: A Novel - Elizabeth  Little Supposedly infamous society killer gets out of jail and hides...implausible.

Just ok.

Natchez Burning

Natchez Burning - Greg Iles liked this one the most

A Mountain of Crumbs

A Mountain of Crumbs - Elena Gorokhova I think I'd like to read the next memoir

The Gift Of Rain

The Gift Of Rain - Tan Twan Eng This was available as an e-book from the library, and the author was on my to-read shelf. Other than that, I had no recommendation. Thoroughly enjoyed the style comparing the rain to the protagonist's path in life. Respected, although did not agree with, the heavy feelings and actions to doing the duty required. Also thought the dance between past and present well executed.

The Secret Place

The Secret Place - Tana French Not even close to her other books. Like other reviewers, I had little interest in the day to day drama of the teenage girls (live this on a daily basis) and found it irrelevant to the story. Made it through 45% of the book, and realized I just didn't care to continue. Painful, really.


Split - Swati Avasthi What an incredible insight into the mind of an abused teen boy and his family dynamics. Didn't put it down.

The Eagle Of The Ninth

The Eagle Of The Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliff Unusual time period, circa 110, C.E. I found the adventures well researched and interesting. Decent pace. I have the trilogy version of the book, but didn't feel compelled to continue with the series, ... at this point.

The Ice Dragon

The Ice Dragon - Yvonne Gilbert, George R.R. Martin G.R.R.Martin and dragons...'nuff said

Hide 5: Redshift (The HIDE Series) (Volume 5)

Hide 5: Redshift (The HIDE Series) (Volume 5) - Jax Spenser Great wrap up of the serial. Especially enjoyed the author's alien description.

Gods Inc

Gods Inc - Sarah   King David is not a nice person, so even spending a little time with him at Corporation Afterlife is a downer.

I give it 2 stars because the interesting premise kept my attention to the end. Thank goodness it was short!

kindle version full of typos, misspelled words, sentence fragments.