The Great and the Good by Michel Deon

The book is intriguing because it almost feels like a classic. A classic in the sense that it captures the time period perfectly - 1950's America as an industrial and commercial giant. In contrast, it is perplexing due to the structure of the book. It is a bit tedious at times. Tedious in the organization - paragraphs go on for several pages and the dialogue is a bit hard to follow in certain parts.

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The Eskimo Solution by Pascal Garnier

I usually stray away from noir-themed books due to their very nature, but this book intrigued me based on the plot. Like all noir novels, this is a bleak and depressing story. Despite the very dark nature, Garnier writes beautifully. He captures the scenes in the book perfectly by allowing the reader easily visualize the scenes.

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The Land of Dreams by Vidar Sundstol

Those interested in Scandanavia crime novels and/or the Great Lakes Region will surely want to check this one out (unless you can read Norwegian and have already read the series!). Those looking for a fast-paced crime novel will be disappointed while those with a more psychological bent will likely enjoy.

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The Land of Dreams by Vidar Sundstol

Those interested in Scandanavia crime novels and/or the Great Lakes Region will surely want to check this one out (unless you can read Norwegian and have already read the series!). Those looking for a fast-paced crime novel will be disappointed while those with a more psychological bent will likely enjoy.

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Book Finds: Little King Diamond

But really it is a sort of enchantment; a story that use a fantastical element to catch your attention and allow the dialog to explore weightier matters. On the other hand, the book doesn't require deep philosophical thought. You can read it just for the silly ,quirky interaction between the king and the narrator; for the strange and wonderful way the story captures/describes the world. And for the beautiful illustrations.

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The Song of the Whales by Uri Orlev, Hillel Halkin (Translator)

As you obviously know by now, I am a hopeless book addict reader. As such I am incapable of going into to a library without checking out books. To make it easier on myself, and to please my family, I mostly check out children’s, young adult and short story type books.  That way there are not large stacks of books making me feel guilty because I know I will never read them all. It was on one such library trip recently that I saw The Song of the Whales.  The combination of the cover and...

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The Song of the Whales by Uri Orlev, Hillel Halkin (Translator)

As you obviously know by now, I am a hopeless book addict reader. As such I am incapable of going into to a library without checking out books. To make it easier on myself, and to please my family, I mostly check out children’s, young adult and short story type books.  That way there are not large stacks of books making me feel guilty because I know I will never read them all. It was on one such library trip recently that I saw The Song of the Whales.  The combination of the cover and...

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