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Two Kinds Of Truth

Connelly, Michael
Bosch gets accused of fabricating evidence by a death-row prisoner. Very excellent story!

The Kalahari Typing School For Men

McCall Smith, Alexander
I think that I am starting to get into this series, now that I've read maybe three!

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2/2019

Water To The Angels

Standiford, Les
Very good book about William Mulholland and the building of the Los Angeles aqueduct.

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2/2019

Go Saddle The Sea

Aiken, Joan
Felix Brooke series, #1. Felix runs away from his home in Spain to England where his deceased father is from. Pretty good story, once it gets started.

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2/2019

Our Towns

Fallows, James
Written with his wife Deborah Fallows, this is a "100,000-mile journey into the heart of America", in their Cirrus airplane. Very interesting.

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2/2019

American Nomads

Stowell, Emily
A novelized biography of the author's family coming to America and eventually settling in Oregon. Vanity published, I guess, the printing was poorly done in the beginning, and there are some editing problems, but after getting past the Dutch ancestors (WHY do they keep using the same names for everyone??) I became engaged with the story, and even teared up a bit at points. Still looking for that Huntington family chart, though!

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1/2019

Nighttown

Hallinan, Timothy
Junior has to get a doll from an old house. Very good story. VU/Nico mention on pg. 199.

Wrong Word:

She even brought the gun up a few inches so she could site down it.-- Should be "sight".

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12/2018

Pyramids

Pratchett, Terry
Teppic, a king's son, decides to attend Assassin school. That's the first part of the book. I wasn't thoroughly enchanted with the story, but there were some good parts. I wish my eyes didn't get tired of read paperback-size books.

The author has Teppic using crampons to climb walls. I've seen this discussed about another author, and someone on a forum said they looked in the OED to find that crampon was an archaic word for a sort of piton. Maybe. I think Prachett should have gone with piton.

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12/2018

The Prefect

Reynolds, Alistair
I guess this is #1 of the Prefect Dreyfus Emergency series. It is pretty good. I like how the author used the word "conjour".

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'...But the rules say you can't have quickmatter anywhere near a polling core.'
'I like rules,' Thalia said. 'Rules are good.'
'Let's unwrap the baby.' -- page 319

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12/2018

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Deadman

Seranella, Barbara
A railroad thriller/mystery! I enjoyed the story and the railroad stuff. I would read the next book in the series but unfortunately the author died. I'll have to keep a look out for her other books, though.

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There was a light switch immediately to her left when she entered the back door, and then a second switch on the other side of the room at the door leading to the hall. She could handle one switch in the ON position when the lights were on, but when the lights were off, both switches had to be down or she didn't feel certain she could trust her eyes. -- page 125

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12/2018

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