A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books

Notes and reflections - not really worthy to be called reviews - written at various times over a long life of eclectic reading.

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July 2018
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In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with dra...
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The Apocalypse has arrived, but the fabled battle of Armageddon will not take place in the Middle East it’ll be in Oxfordshir...
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I finished this two days ago, which means the details are fuzzy at this point. It's excellently written, of course, and the ...
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A collection of short biographies highlighting 52 women who changed science - many of them Nobel prize winners - that most pe...
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The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs is the first in a series which (mainly) revolve around a boy named Lewis...
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It's always darkest before the dawn. - first sentence Bill, Holly, and Jerome are all back and so is Brady. Despite trauma...
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Tanya Huff says that "The Privilege of Peace" will be the last Torin Kerr book, I've followed Torin Kerr through the five Con...
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"That's what friends do- they remind you of who you are underneath all the stuff people believe about you, all the stuff you ...
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I picked up "Plum Rains" because the premise interested me: a near-future Japan where longevity is rising, fertility is falli...
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'Middlemarch' is the daunting 5th novel from George Eliot. It primarily concerns the lives of the gentry and middle class, bu...
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Benni is trying to move on after being widowed and moving off her husband's family ranch, taking a job in town as director of...
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I could have done without the massive relationship angst in this one, but in spite of this my original rating stands. I love...
reviewed: The Colony of Unrequited Dreams (Johnston)
I've read a few Newfoundland novels lately, but this one, a fictionalized autobiography of Joey Smallwood, Newfoundland's fir...
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams - Wayne Johnston
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May 2018
23
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“What is it about that house? It’s where love goes to die.”Anna loves peeking in on her neighbors and making these fun little...