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18 posts tagged with "crime"

The Real Lolita 06 February, 2019

I still need to read Lolita . It is one of the only audiobooks that I have ever made it all the way through and actually felt like I…

In a Dark, Dark Wood 31 January, 2019

In the same general genre as Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train , In a Dark, Dark Wood is a thriller with some violence and a few…

A Brief History of Seven Killings 11 August, 2018

A Brief History of Seven Killings , winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, is a challenging read spanning several decades centered on the…

NOS4A2 18 May, 2018

After reading Horns , I put NOS4A2 on my list and was excited to get to it. The dark comedy genre really fits my personality for some…

The Cartel 30 November, 2017

The Cartel is the sequel to Don Winslow's The Power of the Dog which blew me away when I read it in January of last year. I immediately…

Country of My Skull 13 December, 2016

Country of My Skull is a very good book both in content and style. I had never heard about the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) or…

The Good Girl 23 August, 2016

I think I ended up reading The Good Girl because it was on the list of free books from Amazon for July or August. It was a decent book, at…

The Power of the Dog 07 January, 2016

I have seen The Power of the Dog on Amazon for quite some time now; the cover kept drawing my eye and the description was enough to have…

Bull Mountain 02 January, 2016

Another Amazon recommendation that hit the spot, Bull Mountain is a fast paced, well written, crime thriller. The writing style is one…

Forensics 31 December, 2015

I have always been interested in the criminal justice system both from a fiction and non-fiction perspective. Forensics is a non-fiction…

The Grownup 16 December, 2015

Gillian Flynn has proven to be one of my favorite authors. I have yet to read something by her that I did not like. This short story, The…

Die a Little 13 November, 2015

I happened upon an article in Slate that basically says adults should read books for adults and should be embarrassed about reading young…

Pretty Girls 29 October, 2015

Since I am back on the reading train, I went all in and plowed through Pretty Girls , which I decided to check out after an Amazon…

Dark Places 25 May, 2015

This is the last of Gillian Flynn's books that I needed to read. I read them nonchronologically, reading Gone Girl first, then Sharp…

The Girl on the Train 17 May, 2015

The Amazon lists of top books seems to be a bit hit or miss with me, but more hit than miss. The Girl on the Train is definitely a hit on…

See How Small 30 January, 2015

See How Small is Amazon's Spotlight pick for January 2015, whatever that means. Basically, there was a list on Amazon of books and I picked…

I Am Pilgrim 19 January, 2015

Focus is one of the attributes that I like most about myself. It allows me to drop out of the rest of the world and engross myself in a book…

Sharp Objects 12 January, 2015

A couple years ago I picked up Gone Girl and was quite impressed. It was the kind of book that was really hard to put down, and more than…

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