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Flickr Pics 27th December 2006

on December 27, 2006 by kirsty

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Lifeless by Mark Billingham

In books read on December 24, 2006

Bought this as a "must read" in May and promptly lost it in the pile of books under my bed. Which is why it took me until Christmas to get around to reading it.

Someone is killing rough sleepers in London and Tom Thorne goes undercover and fits in very well on the streets. Some bits struck me as a bit unlikely but that's true of real life as well as fiction and on the whole it was a solid and enjoyable read.

Purchased on 28th May 2006.

2 copies of this book are available on BookMooch.

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links for 2006-12-23

In links on December 23, 2006

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Flickr Pics 23rd December 2006

on December 23, 2006 by kirsty

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Flickr Pics 22nd December 2006

on December 22, 2006 by kirsty

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links for 2006-12-21

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Flickr Pics 21st December 2006

on December 21, 2006 by kirsty

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The Pact by Jodi Picoult

In books read on December 18, 2006

I was surprised to find that it's been five years since I read Plain Truth which I read for a mailing list bookgroup. I couldn't remember that book very well and am surprised by my own comments on it. The wonders of record keeping!

I found this to be a real page turner. The Pact in question is a suicide pact in which perfect teenage daughter Emily ends up dead and her boyfriend ends up injured, alive and accused of her murder. I enjoyed the first part of the book which interwove the main characters pasts with the aftermath of Emily's death, and I couldn't put the book down when we got to the trial. But in the end I was a bit disappointed. I'd rather have had more of the characters and less of the suspense.

Pretty good, and I will probably read more by the same author, but it seemed to be lacking something in the end.

Borrowed.

A copy of this book is available on BookMooch.

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Flickr Pics 17th December 2006

on December 17, 2006 by kirsty

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A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler

In books read on December 14, 2006

I could write exactly the same non-review as I did of the first of Anne Tyler's books that I read: The Accidental Tourist. Except that I hit it off with this one from the first page and knew I was going to like it.

I didn't want it to end, or at least I wanted one of those one page summaries of "this is what happened to everybody next" - except it would have spoiled the book to have trimmed its wings like that. Really liked it, must read more Tyler.

Borrowed.

3 copies of this book are available on BookMooch.


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