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Airman

Colfer, Eoin
Boy living in the Saltee Islands is caught up in political intrigue and adventure, putting it mildly. Really good.

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2/2008

And Another Thing

Colfer, Eoin
A continuation of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy series.

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5/2012

Artemis Fowl

Colfer, Eoin
12-year-old Aretemis plans to steal the Elves gold using modern technology, to restore his criminal family's fortune. Clever!

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7/2002

Artemis Fowl : The lost colony

Colfer, Eoin
Artemis and Holly have dealing with the 8th family of fairies, AND, Artemis meets a girl as smart as him, probably. Read again in 2009, by misteak.

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11/2006

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8/2009

Artemis Fowl: The Artic Incident

Colfer, Eoin
The world's youngest arch-ciminal genius is now 13. He finds out his father is being held for ransom, and in the Lower Elements the goblins are revolting. Enjoyably clever!

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7/2002

Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code

Colfer, Eoin
The boy criminal has to get the technology he stole back from the fiend who stole it from him, to save the fairy land from being discovered. Very good.

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6/2003

Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception

Colfer, Eoin
Artemis and Holly match wits against Opal again.

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5/2005

Benny And Omar

Colfer, Eoin
Benny's Da is transferred to Tunesia. Benny misses Ireland, and hurling, but makes a friend in Omar, a poor local. Tramatic events ensue.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Rider To The Sea (pg.247) -- An Irish play by John Millington Synge.
Hurley (pg. 2) -- Stick used in the Irish game of Hurling.

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He was of the Father Barry school of coaching, where nothing good ever came of encouragement. Fear of consequences was the only way to make a young chap learn. (pg. 142)

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12/2008

Half Moon Investigations

Colfer, Eoin
An Irish boy with a badge investigates thefts at his school.

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9/2012

The Supernaturalist

Colfer, Eoin
Nifty science fiction story. Cosmo gets zapped and gets the ability to see blue creatures that seem to be sucking the life out of people!

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3/2008

The Wish List

Colfer, Eoin
A bad girl dies and has do some good deed to avoid going to the bad place. Read 3/2005

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3/2005

My Brother Sam Is Dead

Collier, James Lincoln
Revolutionary War story about Tim who admires his older brother who has joined the army.

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5/2010

Is Paris Burning?

Collins, Larry and Dominique Lapierre
Hitler wanted Paris destroyed, this book shows how chance and decisions, and even non-decisions, thwarted the German leader's desire.

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8/2007

A Killing In Comics

Collins, Max Allan
A P.I. investigates the murder of a comic bigshot. Boy, a lot of the names sound vaguely familiar. Wonder Guy?

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9/2023

Double Down

Collins, Max Allan
Contains the books Fly Paper and Hush Money. In the first one Nolan has the bad luck to be on an airliner that is highjacked. In the second Nolan goes to Des Moines to maybe clean up a problem there, smooth some things out, and said things go bad, to my mind.

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"...and tons of stereo equipment, enough wattage in the latter to power a fair-size radio station." -- Huh?

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...one of the flight attendants came walking down, checking to see if all smokes were out and seatbelts fastened. -- Those were the days!

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10/2023

Quarry

Collins, Max Allan
Quarry is a hitman. After completing a hit he finds that someone had killed his partner and stolen their money. He decides to find out who it was. First book in the series.

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9/2023

Quarry In The Middle

Collins, Max Allan
Quarry goes on a job to some disreputable town on the Mississippi River to make a bit of money. I didn't see anything coming of what happened. I especially liked the ending.

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Four girls in lots of makeup and with a plentitude of high feathered hair and a modicum of spandex dress were at a table smoking and staring at nothing, unless maybe they were playing invisible cards. They had drinks in tumblers that might have been whiskey but probably were tea. They looked like prom queens, if this were prom night in Hades, which it kind of was. --I had to look up modicum, and I should have looked up plentitude.

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I headed upstream. Never had much experience with motorboats, but I was getting the hang of it. -- In context, YIKES!

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9/2023

Quarry's Blood

Collins, Max Allan
Some author shows up to interview Quarry, and some other day some hit guys show up to off him, so then he goes off to find out who they are, teams up with the author, and makes a surprising discovery.

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I gave the purse back to her, with the little Browning inside. Immediately she dug her hand in there and, thinking I'd misjudged the situation, I slipped my hand behind me to the coolness of the Browning grip. -- I thought she had a "Baby Glock" in there, as he put it earlier.

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9/2023

Quarry's Choice

Collins, Max Allan
Quarry ends up in Biloxi killing everyone, it seems like, and getting beat up a lot. Boy, I can read two of these a day!

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..."Do somthin' else."
"Yeah, like what"
She shrugged. "Buy my own strip bar, maybe."
That was the problem, living in a particular bubble: you only saw the possibilities inside that were particular bubble.

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9/2023

Quarry's Ex

Collins, Max Allan
Quarry accidently runs into his ex-wife while on the job in Nevada.

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My general policy was no sex on the job. Too distracting. Fortunately, I was completely inconsistent on this point.

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9/2023
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