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What else is new? 9/2010

Books Books Books I’ve been immersed in the final proof runs for my current novel. I uploaded a file yesterday for the fourth or fifth (and I hope final) proof copy, and soon I will have bound books for a … Continue reading

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Careless in Red, by Elizabeth George

Another world-class mystery by the master. Her stories are an excuse to display her magnificent use of the language. I went to one of her readings once and she was quite unpleasant, which was refreshing. No audience ass kisser, our … Continue reading

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Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A haunting book about a book. Set in Barcelona in the 1950′s, the central character is Daniel, a boy whose father owns an antiquarian book store. He spends years looking for a book called Shadow of the Wind by a … Continue reading

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Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

An unsympathetic look at ageing and at how the elderly are treated by cooing institutional workers. Our protagonist has lived his life in the circus, which of course no one knows or cares about at this stage of his decrepitude. … Continue reading

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The Gargoyle, by Andrew Davidson

Something truly different. The protagonist is a sardonic character who worked as a porn actor before becoming severely burned in an auto accident. He goes through the rest of his life as a “monster.” A mysterious woman named Marianne attaches … Continue reading

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