Monthly Archives: February 2016

“The Dead Republic” by Roddy Doyle

This is the third book in the Henry Smart (Last Roundup) trilogy. It seems fitting as we approach the centenary of the Easter Rising (1916) to be reading a book related to the history of the Irish Republic. The first … Continue reading

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Art Books

I have a weakness for art books, and have bought several. When I lived in England, I traded books as a hobby, I would have a stall at bookfairs once or twice a month, most of the books I traded … Continue reading

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Harlan Coben “Back Spin”

Myron Bolitar is a sports agent, his client, golf superstar, Linda Coldren is his chief priority, when her son, Chad is kidnapped and Myron starts investigating. The US Open is unfolding at a course near Philadelphia, where Linda’s golf-pro husband … Continue reading

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“Bad Land” by Jonathan Raban

Early in the twentieth century wannabe homesteaders came to the dry Eastern plains of Montana from all over including Europe, Scandinavia, the East Coast of the United States. They were lured by government offers of free land and by artfully … Continue reading

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“Fatal Cure” by Robin Cook

Robin Cook has carved a niche for himself with medical thrillers (Coma is probably his most famous work). In Fatal Cure, we have two doctors, a husband and wife moved from crime-ridden Boston to a community hospital in Vermont. Initially … Continue reading

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“A Week in December” by Sebastian Faulks

The week in December of the title occurs shortly after the financial crash of 2008. The book gives us a tranche of modern day life in London. We follow eight main characters and a few minor ones. An MP and … Continue reading

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