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The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton, is a sprawling novel set in the goldfields of New Zealand in the mid 1800s that is part murder mystery, part court room drama, part frontier adventure, and part gothic romance. The novel begins with … Continue reading

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Michael Crichton book reviews

I’ve been on a Michael Crichton kick lately, and thought I’d group all my reviews together (except for Congo, which I read a couple of months ago.)  To continue with the man vs. nature theme: Sphere – a pretty fast paced, some times … Continue reading

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The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

(note: this review is fairly spoiler free, fairly) So, I’ve been reading The Goldfinch for what feels like nigh unto eternity.  Rather than review it, I’ve decided to present my notes here, a la Live Tweet Style: – Why is … Continue reading

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Congo, by Michael Crichton

Clocking in about 5 times as good as the movie, Congo, my latest Michael Crichton reread, was a pretty entertaining novel. A super evil data mining (maybe? that was sort of unclear) company that wants a special kind of boron … Continue reading

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Mistress of Mellyn, by Victoria Holt

Guess what, I started a book club! Our first meeting was a week ago or so, and I’m so excited to get together with some awesome women to talk about books, and hopefully be introduced to a lot of things … Continue reading

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