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Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth
by Ian McEwan
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Ian McEwan's latest novel is a Cold War–era spy tale that is not exactly what it appears to be. After suffering through a couple of bad love affairs, Serena, a beautiful 20-something university graduate, stumbles into a job with MI5 and is... (read more)

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The Faithful Spy
The Faithful Spy
by Alex Berenson
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I just got through reading The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson. I started reading it on my lunch, forced myself to work for a few hours, and then hustled home to continue. Kids ate leftovers; dishes went undone; pleasant dinner conversation was cut short... (read more)

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (The Millennium Trilogy #3)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (The Millennium Trilogy #3)
by Stieg Larsson
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Picking up mere moments after the cliffhanger ending of The Girl Who Played with Fire, this final book in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy brings the adventures of Salander and Blomkvist to a thunderous and satisfying conclusion.... (read more)

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Native Tongue
Native Tongue
by Carl Hiaasen
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Hiaasen makes the top of my list for his bitingly funny writing. As a former Floridian who fled the land of greedy land developers and Yankees who dress in pink and green plaid, his story especially rings true to me.... (read more)

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Shadow Man
Shadow Man
by Cody McFadyen
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Shadow Man is an electrifying and disturbing thriller that starts strong and stays taut with drama throughout. Cody McFadyen's debut novel is an incredibly riveting story that drags you by the throat, never lets you go, and leaves you gasping for breath... (read more)

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The Romanov Prophecy
The Romanov Prophecy
by Steve Berry
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Come on — a thriller that reveals shocking, long-hidden secrets about the fate of the Romanovs (and their Svengali, Rasputin)! What's not to love?... (read more)

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Slow Learner: Early Stories Tag: With an Introduction by the Author
Slow Learner: Early Stories Tag: With an Introduction by the Author
by Thomas Pynchon
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By granting absolutely no photographs, conducting scant interviews, and only choosing to speak through his agent, Pynchon (considered for the Nobel Prize in Literature) has made it clear that he wishes to be known by his words. By far, Slow Learner is... (read more)

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With Red Hands
With Red Hands
by Stephen Woodworth
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Stephen Woodworth's "bad guys" are some of nastiest characters I've ever encountered in print (very creepy!). In this the second installment in the series, Natalie (a Violet) has broken from the government and it's rigid control and has gone freelance... (read more)

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No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men
by Cormac Mccarthy
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This may not be Cormac McCarthy's best book, or even one of the best books of the year (in fact, its construction is a bit incoherent), yet I remain a sucker for the peculiar blend of melancholy and savagery that permeates all of McCarthy's work... (read more)

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Spies
Spies
by Michael Frayn
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This is a story that takes you in like a dream. A man revisits a chapter in his childhood so steeped in intrigue that it continues to haunt him over the course of the rest of his life. Told in a very spare but psychologically pinned style.... (read more)

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Devil May Care
Devil May Care
by Sebastian Faulks
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My fear upon opening Devil May Care was that it would just be a book version of a James Bond movie. Now, I like a good Bond flick as much as the next person, but I've waited years for someone to successfully pick up the mantle of Ian Fleming. Along comes... (read more)

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The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit
The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit
by Graham Joyce
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Graham Joyce, a winner of the O. Henry Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the World Fantasy Award, lives in Leicester, England, with his family. His books include Some Kind of Fairy Tale, The Silent Land, Smoking Poppy, Indigo (a New York Times... (read more)

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The Mission Song
The Mission Song
by John le Carre
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The Mission Song contains all the complexity and conspiracy of a great John le Carré novel, this time with an unusually young and witty narrator, interpreter Bruno Salvo; half-Congolese and well and truly in over his head. Le Carré's take on the... (read more)

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Summer House with Swimming Pool
Summer House with Swimming Pool
by Herman Koch
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The blistering, compulsively readable new novel from Herman Koch, author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Dinner. When a medical procedure goes horribly wrong and famous actor Ralph Meier winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser needs to come up... (read more)

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Faithful Place
Faithful Place
by Tana French
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Tana French has done it again: she's constructed a world that you never want to leave. First, there's a missing girl, then, 20 years later, a murder — and when you’ve finished the book, you may just want to start all over again.... (read more)

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Fight Club (96 Edition)
Fight Club (96 Edition)
by Chuck Palahniuk
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A modern classic. I devoured Fight Club in one day several years ago and its impact hasn't been lessened in subsequent rereadings. Palahniuk's style is punchy, fast-paced, and often hilarious. It may be difficult to read the novel today without picturing... (read more)

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Horns
Horns
by Joe Hill
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After reading Joe Hill's newest novel, Horns, I am vastly relieved: there is a successor to Stephen King. I've spent a few traumatizing moments wondering what I'd do should there not ever be another King novel or short story. Well, as long as his son... (read more)

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The Troubled Man
The Troubled Man
by Henning Mankell
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The final installment in the Wallander series is a story about the transitory nature of memory. As Wallander sifts through the fading memories of witnesses and suspects to untangle the connections between recent events and those that occurred decades in... (read more)

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Devil May Care: The New James Bond Novel
Devil May Care: The New James Bond Novel
by Sebastian Faulks
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My fear upon opening Devil May Care was that it would just be a book version of a James Bond movie. Now, I like a good Bond flick as much as the next person, but I've waited years for someone to successfully pick up the mantle of Ian Fleming. Along comes... (read more)

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Nobody Move
Nobody Move
by Denis Johnson
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Denis Johnson never ceases to amaze, going from a National Book Award to this quick and dirty pulp novel — a transition that would seem strained if not for the evident ease with which he executes this diction switch. Must be read to be believed.... (read more)

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