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Grievance

Constantine, K.C.
Detective Carlucci investigates the shooting of an rich owner of a steel factory.

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Pg. 124. "...That's what I mean about bein' attached to an impression of the way things are supposed to be instead of the way they are. You have to recognize the reality, that has to come first. Then you have to acknowledge it. And then you have to get comfortable with it. Soon as you get comfortable with it, soon as you can say yeah, that's it and it's not gonna change unless I change, and as soon as you accept that, then you can start to change yourself, which is the only thing you have any power to change anyway."

QUOTE II:

Pg. 175. ...Definition of an addict: People who couldn't let go of an attachment to how they thought things ought to be.

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11/2000

Joey's Case

Constantine, K.C.
Chief Mario Balzic is badgered to investigate the death of a jerk named Joey. Typically good!

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8/2000

Upon some Midnights Clear

Constantine, K.C.
Police Chief Mario Balzic straightens out a fraud. .

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7/2000

Blindsight

Cook, Robin
Dr. Laurie Montgomery investigates mysterious drug overdoses by mistake, still good!

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8/1999

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4/2001

Chromosome 6

Cook, Robin
Doctors Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery go to Africa

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8/1999

Contagion

Cook, Robin
Medical Examiner Jack Stapleton wants to find out why people are dropping dead of rare diseases in a New York hospital.

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8/1999

Critical

Cook, Robin
Dr. Jack and Laurie, mostly Laurie, investigate MRSA deaths at a group of specialty hospitals.

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5/2008

Fatal Cure

Cook, Robin
Drs. Angela and David Watson move to a seemingly idyllic small town and find a body in the basement under the stairs. Good story.

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3/2001

Foreign Body

Cook, Robin
When her grandmother dies in India after surgery, med student Jennifer goes to take charge of the body. She is suspicious of the circumstances, and well she might be!

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7/2012

Toxin

Cook, Robin
Dr. Kim Reggis fails to note the import of the half=cooked hamburger his daughter eats at the local Onion Ring fast food restaurant.

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4/2001

Vector

Cook, Robin
Dr. Jack Stapleton investigates a case of anthrax involving a Russian taxi driver and skinhead patriots.

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8/1999

Ghost Hawk

Cooper, Susan
Starts out with an Indian boy, Little Hawk, during Colonial times, going on his three-month "test of solitude" to become a man. I really enjoyed reading this story.

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10/2013

The Boggart

Cooper, Susan
A magical, mischievous being accidently ends up in a Canadian family's house. A very good story!

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10/1999

The Dark Is Rising

Cooper, Susan
I've read this before, of course, but I found a copy laying about and read it again. I forgot the Will was only eleven years old. I also forgot that the book is centered around the Christmas season. So much darkness in what should be a happy time! Nicely done.

I've a nit to pick: On page 156 Will receives a new bicycle, one with "eleven gear-speeds". I don't want to go into a great deal of detail why, but I don't think so. A typical freewheel was five gears, so double chainrings would give you ten "speeds", and a triple would give you fifteen. Not necessarily all useful, of course.

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4/2014

12 Again

Corbett, Sue
Patrick's mom is mad because her husband forgot her 40th birthday, so she spends the night at her deceased mother's house. In the morning she is 12 years old, and her mother is cooking breakfast. A nice mixture of fantasy and reality.

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6/2009

The Teacher Who Couldn't Read

Corcoran, John with Carole C. Carlson
Very interesting story of a man who became a high school teacher after graduating college, and yet was functionally illiterate.

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11/2000

Lion Boy

Corder, Zizou
Charlie goes on a quest to rescue his kidnapped parents. Very good story, maps, drawings, music.

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11/2004

Lion Boy: The Chase

Corder, Zizou
Charlie continues on his journey to rescue his parents/lions. Very PC.

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12/2004

Leviathan Wakes

Corey, James S. A.
Book 1 of the Expanse series. The author's name is a pen name for Daniel Abraham (who co-authored Hunter's Run, listed under George R. R. Martin)and Ty Franck. This space opera is too complicated for ME to sum up.

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6/2017

Nuclear Winter Wonderland

Corin, Joshua
Frat boy Adam picks up his twin sister Anna at her school so they can drive back home to attend a funeral. A bad bowl of chili, a stop at a rest stop restroom, things go bad. Anna is kidnapped by a guy with the trigger for 12 nuclear bombs, Adam is team up with a Spanish speaking clown, and the FBI and the mob are after them. It's one hairy road trip, kid.

Good writing, wacky plot, enjoyed the trip rather much.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Some docks were occupied by sleepy argosies... (pg. 248) -- A merchant ship.
...located at the rear of the texas (pg. 261) -- The uppermost deck of an inland or western river steamer. But this is an ocean steamer!

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7/2009
20 books displayed
[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alexander - Andreae] [Angelou - Atkinson] [Atkinson - Ballard] [Balliett - Barnard] [Barnard - Barnhill] [Barr - Barr] [Barrows - Bear] [Bear - Beaton] [Beaton - Beattie] [Beattie, editor - Black] [Black - Block] [Block - Borchert] [Bosch - Brennert] [Brillant - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Card] [Card - Card] [Card - Chabon] [Chabon - Clancy] [Clancy - Cline] [Coakley - Cohen] [Cohen - Collins] [Collins - Connelly] [Connelly - Constantine] [Constantine - Corin] [Cornwell - Crais] [Crais - Crider] [Crime - Cushman] [Cussler - Dashner] [Dashner - Dexter] [DiCamillo - Doig] [Doig - Drake] [Drake - Eland] [Elkins - Emerson] [Emerson - Fairbanks] [Fairstein - Feder] [Fenner - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Flint] [Flint - Fournier] [Fournier - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Frey] [Friedman - Garcia] [Gardner - Giff] [Gillin - Gores] [Gormley - Granger] [Grann - Greenleaf] [Greenleaf - Grisham] [Grisham - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Hannigan] [Harland - Hebden] [Heinlein - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Henry] [Henry - Herriot] [Hershon - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hillerman] [Hillerman - Holm] [Holm - Huff] [Huff - Jemisin] [Jemisin - Jones] [Jones - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kidd] [Kidder - Kingsolver] [Kingsolver - Korman] [Korman - Lampman] [Lampman - Lawrence] [Lawrence - Leonard] [Leonard - Lewis] [Lewis - Lott] [Louv - Lutz] [Lutz - Maguire] [Maguire - Martin] [Martin - Mass] [Mass - McCaffrey] [McCaffrey - McCrumb] [McCrumb - Meloy] [Meluch - Modesitt Jr.] [Modesitt, Jr. - Moon] [Moon - Mowat] [Muchamore - Nicholson] [Nicholson - Norton] [Norton - O'Brian] [O'Brian - Oliver] [Oppel - Paretsky] [Paretsky - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Patterson] [Patterson - Pears] [Pears - Perry] [Perry - Pohl] [Pope - Poyer] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Pullman] [Pullman - Reeve] [Reeve - Riggs] [Ringo - Robinson] [Robinson - Rubens] [Rucka - Saberhagen] [Sachar - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Scithers] [Scott - Scottoline] [Scottoline - Sheinkin] [Shelton - Singer] [Skloot - Snelling] [Snicket - Stanhope] [Stark - Stephenson] [Stephenson - Stross] [Stross - Tapply] [Tapply - Thorp] [Thurber - Turtledove] [Turtledove - Van Draanen] [Van Draanen - Voltaire] [Waldman - Wells] [Wells - Westlake] [Westlake - Wibberly] [Wiles - Wolff] [Wollheim - Zahn] [Zahn - Zusak] 

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