The Danger Dick Francis “The Danger” was the first Dick Francis book I read, so it seems fitting to finish off this year’s Goodreads reading challenge by reviewing it. In “The Danger,” Francis breaks his usual MO by making the jockey, not the hero, but the woman whom the hero has to save. The hero […]Read more "“The Danger” by Dick Francis"
Kushiel’s Dart Jacqueline Carey During my MA program at an august and prestigious institution, there were two authors I read that made a profound impact on me. Only one of them was assigned for course work. The other I stumbled upon by accident in the local branch of the NYC public library, where I would […]Read more "“Kushiel’s Dart” by Jacqueline Carey"
Desires of the Deep CB Archer After the impossibly crazy “Annals of Gentalia,” where could the intrepid CB Archer go next, some of us wondered. To school, obviously. “Desires of the Deep” leaves behind the gaming world of Gentalia, turning instead to an all-species college that has recently started admitting humans. Cliff Waters, human, has […]Read more "“Desires of the Deep” by CB Archer"
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Kit Fielding Mysteries by Dick Francis Break In Since Goodreads reading goals wait for no man nor woman either, not even on Christmas, I must complete more reviews if I am to meet my target. Naturally for today I decided to review the books about Christmas “Kit” Fielding and his twin sister Holly, born […]Read more "“Break In” and “Bolt” by Dick Francis"
Longshot Dick Francis John Kendall takes a job everyone else has turned down. But it seemed better than freezing. Only it sucks him straight into a murder mystery. “Longshot” is one of my very favorite Francis books, and it was just as good on the last reread. Written in 1990, right when Francis was at […]Read more "“Longshot” by Dick Francis"
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Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow Peter Hoeg “Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow” was the book that introduced me both to Nordic noir and contemporary literary fiction, and was a major push towards my life-long fascination with the Nordic countries (in case you’re wondering, Scandinavia is the Nordic countries that speak Germanic languages, while “the Nordic […]Read more "“Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow” by Peter Hoeg"
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand In “Unbroken,” Laura Hillenbrand returns to tell another story (after “Seabiscuit”) of someone who has been bloodied by adversity, but not broken by it. Louie Zamperini was one of the world’s hottest track stars, breaking record after record and running in the 1936 Olympics. Then WWII broke out, and he ended up […]Read more "“Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand"
Winds of Fate Mercedes Lackey Back in the heady days of 2016, when some of us thought there might be a chance of electing a woman as president of the US (and yes, it matters that it is the president of the US and not some other country; lovely as it is that countries like […]Read more "“Winds of Fate” by Mercedes Lackey"