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Review of The Drop and Purgatory

Recently finished novels by two of my favorite writers, Michael Connelly and Ken Bruen. The Drop is one of Connelly’s better Harry Bosch novels. It’s a little different, in that there are two different stories that aren’t really related. One story involves Bosch’s old boss and pain-in-the-ass, Irving, who has now been elected to the [...]
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North to Alaska

It’s been official for about 10 days now but I haven’t gotten around to posting about it here. I wanted to privately tell my close friends and family about it before announcing it to everyone else. But the cat is out of the bag now. I have taken a DA job in Barrow, Alaska. I [...]
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Books on Tape 2013

For the first time in at least 20 years, I decided to listen to a book on tape. The thought had never really appealed to me but during our family’s long driving spells on our vacation up and down the New England area, I decided to give it a try. And I got lucky and [...]
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Novels Read in 2013

And now, as promised, I list of (at least most of) the novels I read in 2013.   Kane & Abel by Jeffery Archer – I had never heard of Jeffery Archer, which is pretty amazing because this is just the kind of book I like (well, one of the kinds of book I like!). [...]
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Non-Fiction Books Read in 2013

I originally wrote this post as one long post of all the books that I read in 2013 (well, not all. I know there are a few more books that I read but I can’t remember them at the moment). However, the post grew quite long and with the addition of the accompanying book photos, [...]