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Life among Giants by Bill Roorbach
Life among Giants

Gdub, January 2, 2013

Great book! Worth every cent. Not many lived up to that this year, not for me anyway. Colorful, yet believable characters, great tension and fun, irony, hi-jinks, experiences. The restaurateur ex-Dolphins QB protagonist was highly likeable and interesting, bipolar sister, con-man dad, tennis playing haughty mom, on and on--no dull moments in this one. Food folks will love the food prep side trips, and mystery lovers will dig the ongoing mystery--though this was not a thriller or mystery, it certainly danced, sidestepped, in and out of those genres quite nicely. It was also a very enticing love story. And the writing! agile, humorous, ironic, poetic, intelligent and funny as hell. What a book. My compliments to chef Roorbach!
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Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon
Istanbul Passage

Gdub, August 4, 2012

A touch of Graham Greene, a touch of JP Marquand, Passage is a book I recommend. Kanon does atmospherics well, characters breathe, the plot is twisty enough to satisfy spy folks. When his books arrive, I read them. All of them, so far, have been summer reads, vacation material, and I heartily recommend them for that. I like how he evokes the era of WWII, pre and post, especially in his Los Alamos book. I like that his protagonists are a bit flawed, not supermen.
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