Teaser Tuesday 6/20/17: “MaddAddam”

This week I’m reading MaddAddam, the third part of Margaret Atwood‘s post-dystopian/post-apocalyptic trilogy that began with Oryx & Crake and continued with The Year of the Flood — although because Oryx & Crake and The Year of the Flood ran more or less concurrently, perhaps “continued” isn’t quite the right word. Let’s say “was expanded” instead.

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Teaser Tuesday 5/23/2017: “Moving Day”

So this week I’m reading Moving Day, a crime/revenge thriller by Jonathan Stone, in which thieves posing as the crew from a moving company show up at an elderly couple’s home one day ahead of the real movers, and proceed to carefully and meticulously steal all of their stuff.

 

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That Was The Year That Was

So Goodreads has released its end-of-the-year recap of everything I read (or mostly read, or read a few pages of and decided it was crap) in 2016, which always makes for an interesting review.  Interesting to me, maybe.  To you, perhaps, not so much.  But here it is anyway!

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Teaser Tuesday 10/11/2016: “Mystic River”

So this week I am, somewhat belatedly, reading Mystic River, by Dennis Lehane, in which a childhood trauma in the 70s leads to a tragic murder in the 00s.  Or at least, that’s how it looks so far …

 

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Not to be confused with Mystic Rhythms

 

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Teaser Tuesday 3/8/2016: “The Yellowstone Conundrum” Is Still Conundruming

This week I’m still reading The Yellowstone Conundrum, by John D. Randall, which some 400-odd pages in has begun to morph from a natural disaster epic into an urban warfare epic: Another Battle of Seattle, if you will, only this time between marauding street gangs and various pockets of Our Heroes trapped in the city by the one-two punch of a 9.5 earthquake (which, in this book, is vastly the punier of the two big quakes) and subsequent tsunami (not puny at all). In fact, one group of characters even gives a shout-out to “Escape from New York” by assigning themselves characters from the film. Oh, and for those who were worried — spoiler alert! — the dog is still with us. (In case you were wondering, he’s designated as the Ernest Borgnine character in “EfNY”, Cabbie.)

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Teaser Tuesday 3/1/2016: “The Yellowstone Conundrum”

So this week I’m reading The Yellowstone Conundrum, by John D. Randall, in which Old Faithful really blows its top.  Hilarity ensues.  No, wait, not hilarity.  What’s that other thing?  Oh right.  Disaster.

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‘Scuse me while I fist-bump the sky.

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Teaser Tuesday 12/1/2015: “Hard Bite”

So this week I’m reading Hard Bite, by one “Anonymous-9”, who as far as I know is not one of these guys:

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“Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.”

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