Monthly Archives: November 2015

“The Romanov Prophesy” by Steve Berry

“Russia is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” Churchill The Romanov Prophecy feels very much like a Dan Brown book. Instead of the Rose Line of the Da Vinci Code, here we have the Romanov Line, the … Continue reading

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“Heat Lightning” by John Sandford

This author is new to me. I was tempted to put it down after the first few pages, the descriptions seemed too florid. Describing the first known victim: “He’d been a smooth white egg of a man, whose insides, when … Continue reading

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“Private Berlin” by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan

This is a veritable page turner of a thriller. Mattie Engel’s ex-fiancé and fellow Private agent Chris Schneider goes missing. Chris’s body turns up in a rat infested abandoned slaughterhouse, the forensic job is a nightmare, the blood samples they … Continue reading

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“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

I don’t as a rule read the book after seeing the film. But this was an exception to that rule, I even watched the movie for a second time (on imovies.ge) , when I was half way through the book. … Continue reading

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“A Long Way Down” by Nick Hornby

Four very different characters meet on New Year’s Eve on the top of a high building in North London intent on jumping. The narration moves from one character to another and back, so you have four different views of the … Continue reading

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“Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel

“Half the world is called Thomas.” (page 62) There is Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Chancellor Thomas More, Archbishop Thomas Cramner, Thomas Boleyn, and not forgetting our protagonist Thomas Cromwell. We enter Thomas Cromwell’s World briefly in 1500, when we see him, … Continue reading

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“Speaking to One Another: Personal Memories of the Past in Armenia and Turkey”

This book is about the events of the Armenian genocide in Turkey in the years 1915 to 1922 and the memories of those events passed down through families. The  authors hope it will contribute to Armenian-Turkish reconciliation  In Armenia, an … Continue reading

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“The Secret Adversary” by Agatha Chrisitie

The Secret Adversary is a very early Agatha Christie mystery, it was her second published novel. We don’t have Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot to help our sleuthing but two youngsters: Tommy and Tuppence. Tommy is “one of those young … Continue reading

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