Monthly Archives: April 2016

Jack Dee “Thanks for Nothing”

Jack Dee, if you don’t know, is a British Stand Up Comedian famous for his deadpan delivery. Here is a link to a clip of part of his act: Jack Dee Live This book is autobiographical, it focuses on the … Continue reading

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“The Architect’s Apprentice” by Elif Shafak

Unlike the other two novels: The Bastard Of Istanbul and Honor, which I have read by Elif Shafak, The Architect’s Apprentice is not set in contemporary times but in the exotic world of 16th century century Istanbul, with the Ottoman … Continue reading

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“Dead Famous” by Carol O’Connell

 “Only in America. I love this country. If you want fame, and you want it fast-well, then you’ve got to kill somebody. That’s the American way.” Ian Zachary (p135) This is apparently the seventh Kathy Mallory book, Kathy is a … Continue reading

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“Midaq Valley” by Naguib Mafhouz

Another book, another Nobel Prize winner, I am not intentionally looking out for Nobel laureates to read, they just seem to be coming my way first Mikhail Sholokov (1965) then Toni Morrison (1993) and now Naguib Mahfouz (1988), next Alice … Continue reading

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“The Snack Thief” by Andrea Camilleri

Inspector Montalbano, likes more than just mere snacks. He gobbled up a sauté of clams in breadcrumbs, a heaped dish of spaghetti in white clam sauce, a roast turbot with caramelized lemon, and topped it all off with a bitter … Continue reading

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“Torchwood: Long Time Dead” by Sarah Pinborough

“Torchwood” is a spin off from the BBC’s “Dr Who“, it focuses on a team of alien hunters based in Cardiff (Wales). This novel wasn’t televised but bills itself as a prequel to “Torchwood: Miracle Day“. On Goodreads site it … Continue reading

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