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Skinner by Charlie Huston
Skinner

sfeist, July 8, 2013

I was very excited to try this author after receiving a review copy from Mulholland Books (via Goodreads). I had a hard time connecting with/caring about the characters. I'm not sure if it the book (writing style, story, etc) or that I am just finishing up a string of really great reads.

I will say that the story is not your typical thriller and definitely not predictable (always a plus). The main character, Skinner, protects people by making the cost of acquiring them greater than their value. He does this by relentlessly killing. Skinner has no empathy and can therefore kill without regret.
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)

sfeist, January 1, 2013

Laugh until you cry hysterical! I had read Jenny Lawson's blog, The Bloggess, once or twice but have become a devotee after reading this book.

From the title (mostly true memoir so her family can claim it didn't happen), through childhood (a taxidermist dad, turkeys as pets), into marriage (poor Victor) and motherhood, Jenny propels you through her life (good, bad and challenging) with an honesty that is rare.
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Red, White, and Blood (Nathaniel Cade #3) by Christopher Farnsworth
Red, White, and Blood (Nathaniel Cade #3)

sfeist, August 4, 2012

The Nathaniel Cade series combines a couple of different main character types in a new and interesting way. It is an entertaining story that meshes with the current political timeline nicely (presidential re-election) and touches on the mudslinging. It was nice, however, to read about a politician that was guaranteed the Oval Office if he played dirty and cheated but turned the group down and chose to follow the "rules". It was also refreshing to read about a main character, the hero, who has faults, doubts and is not perfect.
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Night Watch by Linda Fairstein
Night Watch

sfeist, August 4, 2012

Great new book from Linda Fairstein. She picks up Alex Cooper's story flawlessly and keeps it new and fresh. Cooper starts in France and gets pulled back to New York by a high profile case. Then the twists and turns start. Who should she trust? What story is true? How can she balance her personal and professional life as they start to intertwine?

Linda Fairstein is a terrific writer that manages to keep her stories engaging, he characters real and the twists new 14 books into the Alex Cooper series.
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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
A Discovery of Witches

sfeist, July 4, 2012

I was surprised with this book. Not something that I would have picked on my own but am happy the Librarian made the recommendation. Its nice to see an author take vampires and witches on a new path. The main characters are fresh and real. The history and science blended into the story is a nice addition. I look forward to the next installment in the trilogy.
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