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2021-02-28 23:09
In this novel there are two competing factions of elevator inspectors—the Empiricists and the Intuitionists.  The Empiricists examine the machinery visually, whereas the Intuition… Read More
2021-02-17 08:00
Ayad Akhtar blurs the line here between memoir and fiction, and I have no idea which parts of this novel are true.  The writing is superb, and Akhtar gives us a peak into the soul of an… Read More
2021-02-10 08:00
I read Doctor Zhivagoin preparation for reading this novel about author Boris Pasternak.  However, that step really was not necessary.  I did not love Pasternak’s novel, and… Read More
2021-02-07 23:24
What’s with Russian authors and characters committing suicide by throwing themselves in front of a train?  In this case, the suicide is that of the title character’s father… Read More
2021-02-03 08:30
The Adler family is moving from New York to Los Angeles, but their plane crashes en route.  After the initial jolt that this book delivers, it bogs down a bit.  Twelve-year-old Edd… Read More
2021-01-27 08:00
Candace Chen is one of the few New York survivors—so far—of a deadly pandemic caused by a fungus.  This novel has a before-and-after timeline.  In the present, Candace… Read More
2021-01-20 08:00
A Kate Atkinson spy novel?  What’s not to love?  Plucky eighteen-year-old Juliet Armstrong interviews for a job in 1940 as a typist for MI5.  Her interviewer asks her wh… Read More
2021-01-18 22:50
I am a huge fan of the Jackson Brodie novels, and, although I enjoyed this one, I did not think it was as good as the previous two.  There’s just not enough Brodie and witty bante… Read More

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