Category Archives: Fiction

Florence Of Arabia by Christopher Buckley

Florence Of Arabia is a satire that isn’t played for laughs so much as written as a spy thriller. Not Buckley’s best novel but still worth reading. I could see it being made into a movie. B- 274 pages Amazon … Continue reading

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Little Green Men by Christopher Buckley

Little Green Men is a funny story about some funny people – Washington elites – and what happens when one of them is abducted by aliens in a UFO. It was so easy to believe everything in this story, which … Continue reading

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Sir Gawain And The Green Knight translated by Simon Armitage

I was listening to a BBC podcast with Simon Armitage describing Sir Gawain And The Green Knight: A New Verse Translation. Recently, my sister has been reading some classics novels from the 19th Century. I thought it would be funny … Continue reading

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In Search of Silence by Samuel R. Delany

In Search of Silence: The Journals of Samuel R. Delany, Volume I, 1957-1969; edited by Kenneth R. James. I wasn’t sure how I was going to read this. But I was always going to read it. Delany is one of … Continue reading

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The Reckoning by John Grisham

The Reckoning is a departure from Grisham’s usual legal thrillers. The story is told in three parts. 1. A premeditated crime in rural Mississippi. 2. The Bataan death march (which stands by itself, and doesn’t really drive the story). 3. … Continue reading

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Past Tense by Lee Child

Past Tense: Jack Reacher #23 Jack Reacher left the US Army as a Major (military police) at the age 36. Since then he’s been roaming the country taking odd jobs and investigating suspicious and frequently dangerous situations. No home, no … Continue reading

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This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

This Is Where I Leave You A family of adult children return to their childhood home to sit Shiva for their father and give each other grief. It’s funny in places, but also depressing. B- 404 pages Amazon Book Preview … Continue reading

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