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Commencement (Vintage Contemporaries) by J Courtney Sullivan
Commencement (Vintage Contemporaries)

kilikina, November 9, 2011

At first I enjoyed this book, getting into the different characters' lives and thoughts, but the plot twist at the end was just too unrealistic and contrived. The abrupt ending left me wanting to know how things could move on from this contrived story.
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Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

kilikina, November 9, 2011

I'm not entirely sure that I liked this book, however I did keep reading it and renewed from the library when it was due. It was interesting to get the different perspectives of the four characters-- I empathized with each one and then agreed with the next on her perspective of the situation or event. It was a good reminder for my own life and how to think of others' perspectives. Anyway, pleasant reading, even if I had hoped for more resolution at the end.
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The Redeemer. Jo Nesb by Jo Nesbo
The Redeemer. Jo Nesb

kilikina, November 9, 2011

Yet another one of Jo Nesbo's books that I have enjoyed! Perhaps not quite as thrilling as some, but certainly as grisly as others. I continue to enjoy Harry Hole and the usual cast characters. It was interesting to learn more about the Salvation Army in Norway. And even when you think you've solved the mystery, Nesbo keeps alluding you the truth until the end.
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Faceless Killers: A Mystery (Kurt Wallander #1) by Henning Mankell
Faceless Killers: A Mystery (Kurt Wallander #1)

kilikina, August 26, 2009

I was introduced to Kurt Wallander by the BBC's adaptation of Sidetracked (starring Kenneth Branagh). I found it gripping, interesting and very relevant in terms of current global issues (in that case, human trafficking). I was curious to read the Wallander series and I was hooked by the first chapter of Faceless Killers. Again, such a relevant issue (immigration), yet this book was written in the early 90's. The book is a page turner that you won't want to put down! Now I can't read the series fast enough. And I'm sad to hear that the latest Wallander book published this summer in Sweden will probably be his last case.
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Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1: 1884-1933 by Blanche Wiesen Cook
Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1: 1884-1933

kilikina, April 28, 2009

This is an excellent biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. It provides an in-depth perspective of ER, from her parents and childhood to just before her years in the White House. Well written-- it reads more like a novel than a biography. A very enjoyable book and I'm looking forward to reading volume 2.
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