Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Rumor Game by Thomas Mullen


I don't do a lot of historical fiction, but this was really solid. It was an interesting sliver of WWII that isn't overdone, with of course interesting parallels to today.

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Please Report Your Bug Here by Josh Riedel



Past Crimes by Jason Pinter


 The first half of this was fabulous; the second half was like average YA fare.

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Original Sins by Erin Young



I'm like the ideal target audience for this plot, but the execution was too heavy-handed.  I didn't like it.  

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The Book of Love by Kelly Link


 Why are people raving about this? It reads like a generic Harry Potter knock-off.

Friday, February 09, 2024

One Wrong Word by Hank Phillippi Ryan


Decent, but, ultimately, not particularly memorable.

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The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens


Very solid. I plan on checking out whatever else he's written.

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner


So, so good. I'm not sure how I missed this when it came out.

The Women by Kristin Hannah


First, anything Julia Whelan narrates is 20% better for it. And she does not disappoint here. As for the story: well, there are some cheesy elements, but I suspect that's par for the course for a coming of age novel. But, overall, it was solid.

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