Monthly Archives: June 2016

“Painter of Silence” by Georgina Harding

I picked this book up because the title intrigued me. The painter of the title is Augustin, who is deaf and mute. We first meet him when he arrives in the Romanian city of Iași, in the early 50s, a … Continue reading

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Reading in the Smallest Room

For 5 or 10 minutes each morning, I am sat on the toilet and want something to read as a distraction. My reading in this, the smallest room is varied. I don’t usually take the novel I am reading but … Continue reading

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“Devil’s Juggler” by Murray Smith

This took me a while, it weighs in at a hefty 656 pages. “I kissed that dead junkie when the vomit was warm on her kisser and I owe somebody for that.” remarks Eddie Lucco early on. Reading that line … Continue reading

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“Bad Blood” by Dana Stabenow

This is a crime novel set in Alaska in July. There are two villages, where two rivers meet and a rivalry that dates back a century. One village, Kuskulana has prospered, while the other; Kushtaka has not. The bad blood … Continue reading

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“The Navigator” by Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos

A Phoenician longboat is depicted on the cover of this novel. This adventure thriller sees the NUMA team* looking for an ancient Phoenician statue, that was stolen from a Baghdad museum in 2003.  The statue was of a Navigator from … Continue reading

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