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It's not often I run across an entirely new word. This one is wonderful: Deliquesce. What does it mean? In short, to melt. To liquefy.

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Shedunnit is a wonderful podcast all about the golden age of detective fiction. It's a storytelling podcast that unravels the mysteries behind classic detective stories.
If you’ve ever stayed up late reading under the covers to find out whodunn...




I came to this after reading Richard K. Morgan's Takeshi Kovaks series and finding myself in search of something to follow on.
Somewhere amongst the comments on goodreads, I ran across the recommendation that if one had not yet read Neuromancer...

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People are angry that the Russians interfered in the 2016 US elections. Rightly so. The idea that Putin's Kremlin worked to put a thumb on the scales is almost unthinkable. But are elections fair game in modern warfare? Reading Rosa Brooks' How ...

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I got a free copy of this book in return for a review. My first solicited review! The next book in this series, Hail Warning is coming out soon.
Let’s start off by saying I enjoyed the story. It is a clever and inventive read. Since it involves...


Noir cyberpunk science fiction is Richard K. Morgan’s speciality and he’s damn good at it. This stand-alone work is the best of his I’ve read so far. Published in 2007 as Black Man in the UK and Thirteen in North America, the book won the Arthur...


I should be so lucky as Tsukuru. Things do get better.
Basking in the warm glow of this book, it’s interesting to reflect on how I came across it.

There was the Nobel prize news which vectored across my attention: Haruki Murakami, once again...


James Lee Burke is a masterful writer.  His command of language is nothing short of breathtaking. 
For this novel, come for the language, stay for the story and linger over qualities of the characters in the drama.
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I guess I was looking for something harder-edged.  
Actually, that's a pretty safe bet. The best politico-econo-philosophy books I've read in recent years have all been more confrontational.
I liked John Dean's book on the mind of conservative...


Looking for an engaging cop thriller to pass a few hours? J.D. Barker's The Fourth Monkey is a great place to land. 
The story revolves around a serial killer who's been plaguing Chicago for some 5 years. No one's been able to crack the case. T...

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Who hasn't heard of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale? Even in passing, it's hard not to pick up the vibe: Dark.  Depressing. Sad. Important. Landmark. 
Something that you really should read. It's on all the lists. From a distance, the book...


This was my second time through this book. The first time I listened to it. It was one of my first audiobooks after my library started lending the format. While they say that listening to books is basically the same as reading them, it does take...