Posts Tagged ‘Box17-05’

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I remember enjoying q second of The First Deadly Sin.
Since then, it’s been a ‘mixed-bag’.

+ 2018 SIXTH COMMANDMENT: Warning – you may not be able to put-it-down; cover-to-cover suspense.

EIGHTH COMMANDMENT: Vague memory of disappointment? Must re-read to determine if ‘donatable’.


[1st read] TENTH COMMANDMENT [My version not exactly as shown.]  I
believe I enjoyed this book as much as I did The First Deadly Sin, and it’s what I was hoping for in his writing. [Box17-05]

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Actually, I acquired an Advanced Reader’s CC [orange!] which looks nothing like pix on-line.

I don’t know if it was ME or the book but @ ONE point things did deem somehow ‘DIS-jointed.’.

However, the CHARACTERS are rich-as rich-can-be, and, overall, I enjoyed this VERY much.

That’s all folks!

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Cold Moon: [Box 17-05]…no memory of…

Coffin, Dancer, The: I found this captivating; picture Ironside with all of today’s technology.  Lincoln Rhymes (and others) is a wonderful character!


$USA 7.99; CDN11.99!/$1

Kill Room, The: I must have enjoyed this, b/c when I saw The Coffin Dancer I scooped it right up.

$USA $7.99; CDN11.99!/$1
Finished 2018-Aug 07-0754;
Preferred format; Box18-04

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[Also purchased sans book jacket – this is USA publisher 201x]

The 2014, US version was a bit weird for a Canuck, with British slang interspersed with ‘American English’ [theRe is no bl**dy such thing!]

She got most of Jason-the-Canadian right, but he was ED: un-intentionally only a two-dimensional-character [perhaps d/t/her own modesty], and, Ms. Haynes, there was one bit of slang about the hockey room fight that was backwards, @ least in Ontario!

Still, the author’s credits are impressive, and i WOULD read more!

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I got suckered into these by their seemingly historical/cultural back covers.


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DARK CROSSINGS  –eeks – had at MINIMUM A Harlequin LOGO ” the very end;
thought could be like Beverly Lewis

  2. FARTHING WILL DO -I was not familiar with life on the Channel Islands during WWII [Lillian Harry#1]
  4. KEEP SMILING THOUGH – [Lillian Harry#2]
  5. SECRET LIFE of JOSEPHINE -[Erickson]  ok, this one ‘got’ me TOO! Gorgeous cover In my favourite colour…but i didn’t read closely, enough: WHAT-THE-H-is ‘Historical ENTERTAINMENT’, SVP? 17-07-31 [Box17-05]
    I WOULD  read her MANY prior NON-FICTION i.e., HISTORY, however.
  6. WHAT WE FIND…[Carr] what is ‘women’s fiction’, SVP?


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  • AMBLER WARNING…no notes, so i must’ve liked it…[Box17-05]
  • HADES FACTOR: I am usually very wary of these “and(with)” books.

Or maybe i miss LudlUm so much…

I didn’t notice ’til I got home;
but DID enjoy this one….

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GRINGO NIGHTMAREReads like a novel, but it’s true: http://gringonightmare.com/

That’s all folks!


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Somehow I created TWO SlideShows…I HOPE this one is comprehensive

I used to eschew all BESTSELLER fiction, but confess to a weakness for
John Grisham and Robin Cook – and that’s how it started…

APPEAL: Riveting, harrowing, terrifying.  Our appointment system in Canada is not perfect, but definitely preferable to that of electing Supreme Court Judges.   Grisham writes with some authority [He …served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi from January 1984 to September 1990. – Wikipedia]


But shame on Harper for ending the direct [$2}per-vote subsidy for political parties, which banned corporate donations. [link].

As I remember it this sprang from Chretien’s last meeting with Bill Clinton, when he learned that Hilary Hilary Clinton’s  Senate  campaign cost more than that of the entire Liberal Party of Canada!

For those of us who’ve grown-up sans capital punishment, this is interesting.. The title is also a movie, which I can recommend only for Gene Hackman’s performance as someone-you-wouldn’t want to know! [Box 17-05]

CAMINO ISLAND: 2017-10 HC $USA 28.95; $CDN 38.00!! minus 25%; $1.00

CONFESSION: This book really stirred me up.

I am even more grateful to be Canadian, living WITHOUT elected judges, WITH  gun control and WITHOUT the death penalty (our last execution was 1962).

I hope our next PM will re-instate the program listed above.

  • FIRM: a page turner;
    bought the hardcover for a buck (torn dust-cover) (Box 17-04)
  • SUMMONS: slower-paced than The Firm, with a surprise ending
  • SYCAMORE ROW: I’ve been TRYING to get to the box/es holding A Time To Kill, Grisham’s FIRST novel [which apparently didn’t sell @ all until the next, The Firm], but finally couldn’t wait anymore.  This is a NON-sequel and I absolutely loved it.
    STILL want to un-earth A Time To Kill and then read them both together

Finished 2018-Feb-07 2030h; $USA 9.99; CDN  11.99; $1

  • TESTAMENT: a good read; The Appeal was a hard act to follow
  • WALL St. LAWYER: the topic is homelessness – supremely satisfying
  • WHISTLE BLOWER: Enjoyable; another interesting subject, but somehow this one did NOT ;grab; me as much as usual. REMOVED FROM 18-02


That’s All Folks!

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