Category: Book Review Monday

An overland journey into the soul.

An overland journey into the soul, or at least I believe that was Harris’ ambition. But I wish she had spent more time talking about borders and their differences in kind and effect. There are literal borders, like rivers and mountain ranges that establish separation not just of people but of ecosystems and even weather…

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As she advanced she crepitated.

Michael Gilbert’s Death Has Deep Roots has more hats than heads to wear them. It’s a courtroom drama with the accused as the least part of the story. It’s a locked room mystery with an entire hotel featuring in the murder instead of a single room. It’s a PI novel without the PI. It’s an historical novel…

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Perspicaciously able, perennially broke, persistently in love…

A wrong-side-of-the-blanket cousin of Queen Elizabeth I, perspicaciously able, perennially broke, persistently in love with the married Lady Elizabeth Widdrington, Sir Robert is fresh off saving James the VI/I’s life from a double assassination attempt. With the whole-hearted if covert backing of Sir Robert Cecil he is now tasked by James to catch and kill…

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“No, Harry, no!”

[In honor of Peace Talks, the 16th Harry Dresden novel coming out this month and then, miracle of miracles, Battle Ground, the 17th Harry only two months later (fans squee all over the world), here’s my Goodreads review of Changes, aka Harry12.] ** spoiler alert ** I honestly didn’t think Butcher could write a better…

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