Monthly Archives: January 2013

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

The word “fantasy” always conjures up for me something fairy like or Disney-esque,  so I have always hated using that term to describe books like Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, where although it is not located in our world, it … Continue reading

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Out by Natsuo Kirino (Translated by Stephen Snyder)

Out is a dark book. Noir is what they call it, but really it is just dark and disturbing.  It is a story-a tragedy, about a group of Japanese women who are trapped in their lives; trapped because they are women, … Continue reading

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Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra

To categorize Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra as a detective novel is so limiting it hardly does it justice, but in reality it is about a Sikh detective and his encounter with the most wanted gangster in all of India. … Continue reading

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The Good Son by Michael Gruber

I began reading books by Gruber a few years ago. The first was The Book of Air and Shadows, the next was The Forgery of Venus. Both were very good and so I was excited to read this new book … Continue reading

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An End of the Year Wrap-up

As we begin the New Year (2013!)  I wanted to take a moment to look back on my year of reading and talk about the most memorable, the “so-so” and my new discoveries for this year. I read 84 books … Continue reading

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